Famous Chefs Visit Durfee School
Durfee students were recently visited by world-renowned chef Nancy Silverton and acclaimed Los Angeles baker Valerie Gordon. Both chefs are successful business women whose accomplishments include opening restaurants around the world, winning multiple cooking awards, and writing cookbooks. The visit—which was organized by non-profit No Kid Hungry, the EMCSD Child Nutrition Department, and Durfee School—was meant to highlight the importance of cooking in a healthy diet.
The chefs were able to see Breakfast in the Classroom in action during their visit to Olivia Gallardo’s third grade classroom. They joined students for breakfast and played a “Breakfast Showdown” nutrition game. Afterwards, they spoke to Kyle Kappe’s Home Economics class about the paths they took to become professional chefs and answered students’ questions. Although they emphasized the importance of cooking and nutrition, they also talked about the importance of math, college, and finding your passion.