Chef Jason Hull current Director of Food Services, Executive Chef and Co-Director of The Culinary Farm, a seed to table program at Marin Country Day School in Marin County, California.
After graduating with an associate Baking and Pastry degree from the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, California, Chef Jason worked as a pastry chef at some notable establishments such as; Skywalker Ranch, The Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur California, and the Brant Point Grill on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts. Today Hull is committed to serving kids healthy food that fuels their bodies with an emphasis on local and organic ingredients.
He partners with local farmers and purveyors as well as the Marin County Day School Culinary Farm program, where students grow, harvest, and eat over 5,000 pounds of organic produce out of three on-campus gardens and greenhouse each year! Hull is continuously resourcing the most sustainable, healthy products into his kitchen for his community and to also help the planet.
In 2010, Chef Jason was invited to and attended the launch of Chefs Move to Schools hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Chef Sam Kass at The White House.
In Addition to Chef Hull — Karen Luna, Director of Nutrition Services from our local Santa Clara Unified School District, will be in the studio with us!
Karen, an alum of San Jose State University, manages the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs at Saratoga Elementary District, Ravenswood School District in East Palo Alto, and Santa Clara Unified School District for the past 15 years.
Through her passion for providing nutritious meals for kids, Karen has brought Farm-to-School to Santa Clara Unified and serving local produce from area farms, which include unique and unusual fruits and vegetables.
Santa Clara Unified School District also manages an organic farm in Sunnyvale that will produce over 40,000 pounds of produce each year. All of the produce served to SCUSD students in the cafeteria for breakfast and lunch and currently support five local schools providing scratch-cooking for students while proudly serving over 2,000 breakfast and 7500 lunches every day!
Don’t Miss this show! Chef Gigi will be giving away her book, Food Fight, for Parents of Picky Eaters to a lucky listener!