Lunch Leader Academy
Multi Day Intensive
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 10 spots available for our Summer 2021 intensive workshop.
Here’s what’s included:
- Six nights of lodging at a spectacular private property in Topanga, CA.
- All meals included breakfast (17 meals).
- 5 days of hands on, high level courses.
- Direct access to program creator and leader, Hilary Boynton and staff.
- Shuttles to/from all training sessions in Malibu & Santa Monica (no airport service).
- Attend high impact sourcing lessons from the Santa Monica Farmers Market (rated ‘Best in US’).
- One of a kind, luxury Malibu location for additional cooking classes(Plumcot Farm).
Maximum 10 spaces available.
Our 2021 Summer 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 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 4 years.
Sunday 3:00 pm check-in at the retreat center. We will break the ice with a reception, introductions all around, philosophy and concepts that set this program apart and the launching of several multi-day food preparation projects.
Monday Classes are anchored in Topanga and feature fermenting, soaking, raw dairy and grains. Guest instructors provide deeper knowledge of production and nutritional benefits.
Tuesday We head to Malibu. After a tour of Plumcot Farm and collecting fish produce from the farm, we spend the majority of the day in the kitchen. (If you have knives, please bring them.) We’ll be preparing lunch from our recipe book for the Plumcot staff. Heading back to Topanga we wrap up by focusing on menu planning tools and the ability to scale up, working with our spreadsheet and restaurant experts.
Wednesday This a deep dive into farmer’s markets and farmer relations. We spend time 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. We then head back to Malibu, preparing a full scale dinner from our recipe book. You will all work together to turn out the evening reception according to our rigorous guidelines. But never fear – this is the fun part! We serve dinner an array and selected guests, including John and Molly Chester of Apricot Lane Farms(The Biggest Little Farm).
Thursday Your morning includes breakfast and then check out by 12:00 noon.
Across the week we spend time with local, regional and national food partners that will be crucial to sustaining your lunch program. These voices bring 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 Wednesday night – we celebrate.
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 Multi-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.
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