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Surviving the Holiday Season

The holidays are definitely here, and there’s a lot of celebrating to do – at home, with friends, at work, at church, all over the place. We, at the Chef Marshall O’Brien Group, are getting full just thinking about it all!   For me, Chef Marshall, the holidays are a great way to reconnect with […]


Culinary Delights of Istanbul

My family and I took some time off in Istanbul with the in-laws and relaxed, as much as one can with two active kids.  One of my highlights, as usual, was enjoying all the amazing flavors and foods Turkey offers its residents and tourists.  I’ve been there about a dozen times now, and every time […]


Rethinking Treats for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching. Kids love Halloween for the costumes, decorations, parties and, of course, the candy. Adults enjoy seeing their precious little ones transformed into their favorite characters and seeing the smiles on their faces. Many parents, however, struggle with how to handle all the candy that surrounds this holiday. It’s not just about […]


Minnesota Recreation and Parks Conference

Hi, thanks for attending Chef Marshall's presentation, Using Nutrition in Youth Sports to Improve Safety and Fun. Below you'll find links for the Powerpoint and more: Presentation PowerpointYouth Sports 10-8-14 v2 Youth Sports Nutrition program – Why & How handout CHEF Youth Sports 032014 High School Sports Nutrition program CHEF Sports Nutrition PRINT 020114 Video: British Study – […]


Start the day off right with Breakfast

Thanks for tuning in today!  If you want to have the best start to your day, do it with a nourishing tasty breakfast.  These taste great with slow carbohydrates so they'll give you consistent energy to minimize those mid morning energy drops. And these recipes are easy to make, enjoy! Farina with Apples & Pecans Chorizo […]


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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