This year, Community Partnership School began year three of a partnership with the Vetri Foundation for Children to bring fresh, nutritious lunches to our students. The CPS community looks forward to dining family-style each week, tasting new and exciting foods, and sharing about their favorite Vetri meals.
Meet our new cook:
Mr. David Davis comes to us from Pittsburgh with extensive restaurant experience and a passion for healthy cooking and nutrition education. So far, he has dished up lasagna, jerk chicken, and basil risotto to rave reviews from the community. Of the new position, Mr. Davis says he’s “happy to be here, and to share a dining experience with all the students, teachers and staff.”
Meet our new volunteers:
Mike, a current professor at Temple University with an interest in food politics and urban education, prepares to bring the entree to the dining room.
Adia, a former director of science and math education with extensive volunteer experience with children, youth, and homeless populations, washing and drying lettuce for the day’s mixed green salad.
Dailahn, a retired teacher who also volunteers at nearby Smith Playground, presents the main dish to the day’s Table Captains.
Amanda, a recent graduate of Dickinson College with a passion for food justice and environmentalism, assists with dish cleanup after lunch.
With such able hands in the kitchen and brand new recipes on the menu, the CPS community is looking forward to another fantastic year of the Vetri Eatiquette Program. After full bellies for the first three weeks, we can only imagine the great things to come!
Jerk chicken with cilantro-lime rice is a brand new Eatiquette recipe this year, and was a huge hit!
Chef David explains today’s menu: salad with tomato-basil vinaigrette, lasagna with whole wheat rolls, and fresh mango slices.
CPS was visited by a group of volunteers from investment firm Hamilton Lane, who enthusiastically pitched in to help with food prep, dining room setup, and cleanup.