On Monday (Oct. 30), Chef Carlos Buscaglia of HEXX kitchen + bar participated in Green Our Planet’s Chef-To-School Program, sponsored by Patricia Kaytia of Fruits and Roots, at C.H. Decker Elementary (Photo credit: HEXX kitchen + bar).
Chef Buscaglia, alongside Kaytia, demonstrated to over 100 students how to make a healthy salad and pumpkin smoothie.
Green Our Planet launched its Outdoor Garden Classroom Program in Las Vegas in January 2013. The goal of the program is to help public and private schools raise funding for and build outdoor vegetable gardens where students can be taught a variety of subjects, including STEM, health and nutrition. Green Our Planet’s “turn-key” Outdoor Garden Classroom Program is now the largest and most comprehensive school garden program offered in Nevada and the largest in the United States.
Green Our Planet partners with local professional chefs, certified health and nutrition professionals and culinary students, who donate their time and talents in this program by giving cooking demonstrations at schools. These demonstrations provide lessons on how to cook healthy meals using produce grown in a school garden and educates students on the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables as part of a well-balanced diet. It also inspires students to consider career paths in the nutrition and culinary fields.
For more information about HEXX kitchen + bar or to book a reservation, visit www.hexxlasvegas.com. For more information about Green Our Planet and the Chef-To-School Program, visit www.greenourplanet.org.