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  • Kids Growing Food, and Growing to Their Full Potential

    Chef Marshall Around Town: Chef Marshall volunteered at his daughters’ school to celebrate the success of their school garden. The garden is established now, with an abundance of produce planted by students last spring that is being harvested now. Students planted an assortment of vegetables: squash, herbs, lettuce, chard, kale, tomatoes, cucumbers and more.  The garden is a fantastic teaching tool […]

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  • Employee Appreciation Event

    Chef Marshall Around Town: Employee Appreciation Event– A few weeks ago, Chef Marshall was a part of a metro business’s employee appreciation day where he talked about the importance of using nutrition to increase employees’ safety and enjoyment on the job while also improving mood and performance. It all starts with a company food philosophy. More […]

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  • Creating Sustainable Change at the North Y

    Chef Marshall Around Town: We are proud to see our on-going partnership with the North Community YMCA continue to grow. Literally. The Chef Marshall O’Brien Group has been involved for years in providing programs to help kids, families and their community connect with real food by learning how to prepare tasty and nourishing recipes that help […]

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  • Making a Difference in Peoples’ Lives

    Chef Marshall Around Town: As mentioned earlier this year, thanks to Health Partners, the Chef Marshall O’Brien Group is doing a series of cooking classes for senior citizens, teaching them how to improve their quality of life using Smart Nutrition. Food and cooking not only nourish and teach self-sufficiency but also bring people together for […]

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  • An Engaging Conference Speaker for Professional Groups

    Chef Marshall Around Town: May was an especially busy month for Chef Marshall, who spoke at numerous conferences, including the Minnesota Telecom Alliance and the Minnesota Administrative Professionals Association. Conference planners are engaging Chef Marshall either as a keynote speaker or for breakout sessions because more and more people want to learn how to use […]

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  • Improving Children’s Quality of Life in Utah

    Chef Marshall Around Town: In April, Chef Marshall spoke at a Utah Department of Health stakeholders meeting about the importance of nourishing versus just feeding children and the long-term impact it has on both their physical and mental development. The meeting focused on early childhood care, nutrition and obesity prevention. Attendees included childcare, public health […]

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  • Childcare Provider Cooking Skills Training

    Chef Marshall Around Town: One of Chef Marshall’s commitments is to support the pillars of our communities. Childcare providers are one of those pillars: With many of today’s busy parents working more than full time, childcare providers have become one of the key community resources helping families meet their obligations.  Chef Marshall and his team […]

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  • Cooking for Senior Citizens

    Chef Marshall Around Town: We at the Chef Marshall O’Brien Group are always for ways to help people improve their quality of life using Smart Nutrition. This year, thanks to Health Partners, we are doing a cooking class series for senior citizens. Food and cooking not only nourish and teach self-sufficiency but also bring people […]

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  • Chef Marshall Supports His Hometown Firefighters

    Chef Marshall Around Town: We at the Chef Marshall O’Brien group have consistently focused on supporting the pillars of our communities – police, fire, schools and childcare. When they get the support and resources to take care of their employees, they can better support us. We recently taught a series of Smart Nutrition classes for […]

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  • Giving Back to Hometown Students

    Chef Marshall Around Town: Chef Marshall was recently a guest judge for an event at St. Louis Park High School hosted by Cooking Matters Minnesota and St. Louis Park SEEDS. The participating students worked in teams to prepare great-tasting, more nourishing (aka healthier) versions of popular recipes. These included spaghetti with meat sauce, breakfast burritos, […]