Foodservice workers get training in the art of preparing foods from scratch

The Green Bay culinary workshops were hosted by Live54218, an area nonprofit that aims to promote healthier lifestyles.

DE PERE,Wis.—Whether cooking for a family of four or feeding a cafeteria full of hungry students, one food specialist says all one really needs are a good knife, a sheet pan and an oven.

Monique Hooker is a Wisconsin chef who preaches the benefits of healthy school cooking one vegetable at a time. She spent a few days in the Green Bay area this month training school food service workers in the art of preparing foods from scratch.

It does not have to be complicated, she said.