Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Salem's very own DREAM TEAM has entered a NATIONAL contest to create healthy school lunch recipes for kids


Nov. 9, 2010

Evann Remington
Organic Fresh Fingers, Inc.
P: 503-371-1108
C: 415-533-0122

What do you get when you put David Roasales, Chef/Owner La Capitale, Kori McVeety, RD, LD Sodexo Food Service Manager, Evann Remington, President/CEO Organic Fresh Fingers, Inc., Debbie, Jones and Basie Seibert, local foodie mom and her Salem/Keizer school children in a room together? The WINNING TEAM for the National Healthy KIDS Competition?

The Recipes for Healthy Kids Competition is an initiative of Let's Move! with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Challenge will bring together food service staff, chefs, students, and community members to develop creative, nutritious, tasty and kid-approved recipes that schools can easily incorporate into National School Lunch menus.

Winning teams will receive cash prized for the Salem-Keizer School districts as well as a trip to the White House kitchen to prepare their dishes for the First Lady and share recipes with school districts around the country. The team will work to develop three recipes to submit by December 31, 2010.

About the Team:
David Rosales is a graduate of California Culinary Academy in downtown San Francisco. He has spent 15 years in the bay area's top restaurants including stints at Lalime's and Chez Panisse. Additionally, he has traveled extensively through Spain, France, Italy and Mexico. David opened Fonda in Berkeley and Mexico DF in San Francisco, both as executive chef. In 2003, David was named one of five "Rising Star Chefs" by the Chronicle. Recently, David has returned to his hometown of Salem, Oregon, to open La Capitale Brasserie, which serves casual bistro food, sourcing products from local farms and ranchers in the Willamette Valley, and Andaluz, a Spanish tapas bar next door to La Capitale.

Evann Remington founded her most recent business Organic Fresh Fingers, Inc. in early 2007 with a mission to provide fresh, local, natural and organic high quality food for children. Evann's company now serves schools and school districts throughout Oregon. She regularly speaks around the State of Oregon about the positive impacts of community based food systems and provides consulting to educators who wish to improve their school's lunch program.

Korinne McVeety, RD, LD holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Idaho State University. Since then, Kori has been working as a dietitian for over 8 years in schools and hospitals to educate people about nutrition. She currently works as the Food Service Manager and Registered Dietitian for Sodexo in the Salem-Keizer School District.

Deborah Seibert started Whole Home Health, LLC in 2008, and provides home care and nutrition consulting and services to a diverse clientele throughout Northwest Oregon. Prior to forming her own company, Deborah owned and operated her own catering company in Colorado Springs, CO., and has worked with several high profile hotels and restaurants in the Portland area, including The Heathman and Pazzo Ristorante. Deborah is also the mother of the team's two children taste testers!

Jonas Seibert is in fifth grade and is a ferocious reader. Jonas enjoys playing music, playing baseball, swimming, playing golf and creating many new spaceships with Legos. Jonas has several aspirations in life that include being an inventor, a writer, and sometimes a pilot.

Basie Seibert is in fourth grade and thinks that every day is fantastic. Basie enjoys reading, playing the cello, singing in the Willamette Girlchoir, playing golf, swimming and learning how to bake with her mother. Basie has several aspirations in life that include being a wing-walker, an artist, and a teacher.

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