Author Archives: Allison Sosna

The Whole Wheat Hope Burger

I used to be very diligent about writing my thoughts down, taking the time to sit and reflect more about my work, about life. This year, stopping has been neglected more and more (as apparent in my timeline of posts … Continue reading

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How the Grinch didn’t steal school food

I don’t make new years resolutions; I make them everyday. We as a society should be aware of our actions everyday and the effects they have on others… something Congress has lost sight in; something we need to urge them … Continue reading

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Dear Apple Cider, sorry I took you for granted

Apple cider. I took you for granted. This week at school I handed out some local apple cider (non alcoholic of course) samples that were donated to the kitchen. Being October and all, I thought it would be a nice … Continue reading

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KEEP IT REAL! cook something

I need to set higher goals. In my last post I summarized my time in school food service over the last few years and ended with a goal of meeting the First Lady. I met her this past Saturday. Now … Continue reading

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Dirty Pop…..baby, baby, you can’t stop

Soda was everywhere. In my last three years working with schools I have never seen such a high rate of soda consumption until this year. And I’m not just talking about soda at lunch or in the classroom. I’m talking … Continue reading

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3rd year and the First Lady

I’m approaching my third year at DC Central Kitchen working under the Fresh Start catering umbrella arm in school food dining services. It’s been night and day in how we approach school food. Three years ago I, we, DCCK, were … Continue reading

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School Year Wrap Up

My year ends in August; not December. For folks in school food August is the time to get away for a few weeks and come back ready to hit the ground running. This year I’ll be taking some much needed … Continue reading

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The egg and the mouse

How many words can you type per minute? What about how fast can you copy and paste something into a new document? Or how about how fast you can find something on Google; like directions?….. really think about. How much do … Continue reading

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling Through School Food

I believe she was wearing 5 or 7 bracelets on each arm. She had pink acrylic nails on and hair that resembled Adam Lambert’s. This week I was lucky enough, despite all the bracelets and nail polish (a big no … Continue reading

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Great School Food+Team Building= WINNING!

May is usually a great month for me; it’s my birthday, the weather is nice and comfortable, great produce is out from the farms and we begin to stock up on bulk production to take us into, yes, winter. Thus … Continue reading

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