Explore recipe collections, videos, and cookbooks designed for preparing local food in school settings, and guides for developing your menu. 

Learn to cook the plentiful whiting fish with CCE Marine Program's Stefanie Sacks. Whiting is one of the top fish in NYS commercial markets, especially in the winter.

A suite of videos from CCE Seneca County demonstrating how to prepare local foods.

A collection of recipes that use local ingredients and are appropriate for school food service, curated by Harvest NY.

A cookbook for institutional cafeterias tested by foodservice professionals and students alike.

Child nutrition program resources including culinary training videos and recipes.

A cookbook for school cooks, by school cooks that includes 78 kid-tested and approved recipes. The recipes meet the USDA dietary guidelines and feature local, seasonal foods.

Recipe and gardening videos in English and Spanish by the Poughkeepsie Farm Project.

Dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains recipes for 50 or 100 servings from the USDA Food and Nutrition Services.

Videos developed by SNAP-Ed NY, on how to prepare healthy recipes, using local ingredients.

A division of the Institute of Child Nutrition that provides culinary training programs and resources for preparing and serving healthy, school meals from scratch.

Videos on school food and scratch cooking, culinary techniques, knife skills, and food safety.

Food service recipe training videos compiled by Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES through Farm to School grant funding from USDA and NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets.

Developed by Farm to Institution NYS, this toolkit will help you build a Farm to School menu from the ground up, from assessing your existing menu, to training food service workers in preparing new recipes.