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Community Education Conference information

Hi, thanks for attending Chef Marshall's presentation on Kids in the Kitchen: Teaching a New Generation To Cook. Use this information as you wish, and if you have any questions at all, please contact us at 612-460-5342 or email us! Power Point: PowerPoint com ed 10-2-15 kids in kitchen Certificate Example: Certificate of Achievement Junior Master Chef 01-06-2015 […]

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The Power of Parents

I’m a Dad, but I’m only four years into this adventure, and I still have a lot to learn. I do know, from all my experience working with schools and child care, that parents have power–lots of power that some of us don’t truly recognize. Honestly, it’s kind of overwhelming to think about it! Everything I do or […]

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Easy Silk-Free Corn on the Cob

This method keeps your kitchen cool and saves you from having to painstakingly remove the corn silk.  Ingredients: Fresh corn on the cob, in the husk Butter (optional) Salt (optional) Directions: Place corn, with husks still on, in the microwave. Cook on high: 1 ear 2-4 minutes, 2 ears 6-8 minutes, etc. It varies, depending […]

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Spice Book for Schools – Order today!

In today’s schools, both students and parents expect that the food served will look good, sound good and taste great. Smart seasoning plays a critical role in meeting those expectations. Chef Marshall O’Brien has been partnering with school nutrition departments to enhance their meal programs for several years. During almost every week of the school […]


Chef Marshall and Twist and Sprout on KARE11

Chef Marshall appeared on Kare 11 last weekend to talk about the Twist and Sprout program that we helped develop with Providers Choice, Inc.. The main goal of the program is to support childcare providers across the state with nutritious tasty recipes, to help nourish children to do their best. Thanks to all who were […]

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A Conversation with Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger

  Recently Chef Marshall appeared on “A Public Health Journal” with Dr. Ed Ehlinger, Minnesota Commissioner or Health, to discuss their shared goal of improving the health of Minnesotans. It is important to send a consistent message about smart nutrition, and doing so by using a community-wide approach to wellness will have a greater impact, at […]


Community Ed Events

Because of the popularity we’re having in the corporate world with our Smart Eating for Well-Being seminars, we’re now bringing these to Community Education! Classes are starting this spring in Jordan and St Louis Park. To join Chef Marshall at any of his upcoming events, please visit the links below. We hope to see you there! […]


Are Store-Bought Toddler Foods a Good Thing?

Do you think packaged meals are a good choice for children? Think again. A Centers for Disease Control study of commercial foods released this month reports that more than seven in ten packaged meals for toddlers and young children have too much sodium and more than a third of cereal bars and breakfast pastries contain […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day Your Way

For Valentine’s Day, people often exchange cards, gifts and flowers with their special “someone.” What will you do this year? Unfortunately, if you want to go out for dinner, many restaurants narrow their menu selections and increase their prices substantially. It can be stressful to get a reservation, show up on time and hope that […]


Which Yogurt is Right For You?

Did you know that almost 70% of your immune system is located in your gut? That’s right. Trillions of friendly bacteria, called probiotics, are at work strengthening your immune system. Keeping those good bacteria working properly promotes better digestion and gives you an edge in fighting infection. Yogurt is a natural go-to food to help […]

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