Chartwells K12's Global Eats program travels to more countries this fall

Students will be able to enjoy a variety of Korean and Caribbean dishes developed by celebrity chefs and the Chartwells K12 team.
Kimchi Tofu Grain Bowl
A Kimchi Tofu Grain Bowl is one of the many new dishes offered through Chartwells K12's Global Eats program. | Photo courtesy of Chartwells K12

Chartwells K12 is expanding its Global Eats program to expose students to additional cuisine from around the world. 

This fall, students will now be able to enjoy a variety of Korean and Caribbean-inspired dishes, including a Kimchi Tofu Grain Bowl, Gochujang-Style Chicken Lettuce Cups, Jamaican Beef Hand Pies and Puerto Rican Style Sofrito Rice. 

The foodservice provider once again worked with celebrity chefs during recipe development. Austin-based pastry chef and partner at Emmer & Rye Hospitality Group, Tavel Bristol-Joseph, lent his culinary talents for the Caribbean dishes and Chef Angel Barreto of Anju, a Korean restaurant in Washington D.C., worked with the team to develop the Korean menu items. 

Global Eats launched last year and initially featured food from China, India, Italy and Mexico. The program also aims to teach students about the different cuisines it's offering through chef demos, videos, tastings and more.  

“Over the past year, Global Eats has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from students,” Amy Shaffer, CEO of Chartwells K12, said in a statement. “Their feedback is invaluable to our chefs and dietitians as they continue creating fun, educational, food-focused programs. With new destinations coming to even more schools this year, Global Eats is another way we’re making sure kids leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than they came in.”

The program has been rolled out to nearly 300 school districts Chartwells K12 serves. 



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