Lunch Leader Academy
LEARN HOW TO INSTIGATE AND IMPLEMENT A WHOLE FOOD LUNCH PROGRAM IN YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL, BUSINESS OR HOME
Gather with foodies and food activists from across the country who champion ancestral and whole-foods based meals. Get intimate access to those who have recently pioneered ‘the best school lunch program in the country.’ Leave with the mindset, skills and support needed to successfully launch a program in your community.
This course is perfect for home cooks, professional chefs and those who have a passion to change unhealthy food systems.
Purchase 1 of 14 spots available for our 8/4 – 8/9 intensive workshop.
Here’s what’s included:
- Six nights of lodging at a spectacular private property in Topanga, CA.
- All meals included:8/4 dinner – 8/10 breakfast(17 meals).
- 5 days of hands on, high level courses (8/5 -8/9).
- Direct access to program creator and leader, Hilary Boynton and staff.
- Shuttles to/from all training sessions in Malibu & Santa Monica (not airport service).
- Receive a local, regional and national resource playbook.
- Attend high impact sourcing lessons from the Santa Monica Farmers Market (rated ‘Best in US’).
- One of a kind, luxury Malibu location for cooking classes Plumcot Farm.
Maximum 14 spaces available.
The first 10 people to sign-up will receive a $1,000.00 retail value: 4 months of Lunch Leader Academy, Level 1 ‘Kitchen Coach’ support.
Our first Lunch Leaders Academy Intensive will be anchored in the rustic hills of Topanga, CA. A spectacular private property will function as your home base and provide lodging, meals, classroom space and amenities. The incredibly scenic location and quiet atmosphere will allow for you to escape and unwind at any time you’re not engaged in classes.
Our second location is Plumcot Farm, a unique California Certified Organic Farm (CCOF) in the heart of Malibu that offers a large contemporary kitchen, perfectly suited for our teaching needs. Recipes will source from Plumcot’s summer harvest. School kitchen programs are encouraged to have deep ties with local farms. Plumcot is an exceptional property with a mission to support local food artisans and learning programs.
Lunch Leader Instructor Brando Farr in the Plumcot Farm Kitchen.
Hilary Boynton with national partner, Primal Kitchen’s Annie Martin.
Fermenting Partner Chele Eades of Wildly Fermented, in the Plumcot Kitchen.
Plumcot Farm Teaching Kitchen.
Our 5-Day Intensive will take you through the core tenants of ancestral and whole-food based menus, as well as the mindset tools that we have rolled out and refined over the past 18 months.
Sunday(8/4) 3:00 pm check-in at the retreat center. We will break the ice with a reception, dinner and introductions all around.
Monday(8/4) we cover the philosophy and concepts that set this program apart, while launching several multi-day food preparation projects.
Tuesday(8/5) we head to Malibu. After a tour of Plumcot Farm and collecting the early August harvest, we spend the majority of the day in the kitchen. (If you have knives, please bring them.) We wrap up by focusing on menu planning tools and the ability to scale up, working with our spreadsheet expert.
Wednesday(8/6) is a deep dive into farmer’s markets and farmer relations. We spend several hours at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, understanding the crucial dynamics at play for farmers and customers. This will change your mindset around sourcing locally and regionally. Lunch will be at Belcampo’s Restaurant with a bonus session at their world-class butcher shop. We then address the inevitable trip to the grocery store.
Thursday(8/7) we’re back in Malibu preparing a full scale lunch from our recipe book. You will all work together to turn out a snack and lunch according to our rigorous guidelines. But never fear – this is the fun part! All leftover portions will be contributed to a local non-profit and provide a much needed meal to the community.
Friday(8/8) we spend the day meeting with national food partners that will be crucial to sustaining your lunch program. The final class segment brings concrete evidence to the health benefits associated with our program. We will discuss the changes on the horizon that support your decision to implement such a high level lunch program. This IS the future of health! And on Friday night – we celebrate.
Saturday(8/9) morning includes breakfast and then check out by 12:00 noon.
Some of the topics include:
- Proteins: Clean and close, regional and national.
- Menus: Omnivore, Vegetarian and Vegan crossover.
- Champions: Spotting the unknown support for the children.
- Science on your side: Knowing the tools that support your decision to take this path.
- Grains: The national sourdough revival underway. Milling yourself. The baker down the block.
- Sourcing: Bright spots and landmines.
- Zero Waste: The complete path of food through your kitchen.
This 5-Day Intensive is designed to help you take action in a world that tells you you’re powerless. It’s not true! You can move the needle towards a better world for your children, your home, your school or your business. The change comes from you, and we are here to support you on this path.
Please join us by attending this 5-Day Intensive.
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