Tickets for the free Chesterfield County Schools event always disappear quickly. Online registration for the wildly popular Food Fair begin at 7 p.m. on April 4. Tickets have been snapped up rapidly in previous years, so families should be ready to reserve their free tickets promptly. Online registration is available at https://foodfair.eventbrite.com.
The Food Fair gives students and parents the opportunity to taste food being considered for school lunches and breakfasts. Their feedback will help shape next year’s menus. Rave reviews from previous Food Fairs brought Southern barbecue chicken salad and fiesta cafe burritos to school cafeterias.
This year’s Food Fair will take place April 13 at Clover Hill High, 13301 Kelly Green Ln. There will be two tastings: 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. and 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For each tasting, 500 tickets are available. The Food Fair is free, but online registration is required. Families can register up to four people; at least one parent must accompany students.
Under the supervision of Chef Sarah Church, here are a few of the items that will be served at the 2016 Food Fair: calzones, grilled cheese sandwiches, slushies, mozzarella breadsticks, cinnamon twists, Italian green beans, Buffalo chicken flatbread, fiesta taco flatbread, carnitas on tortilla, wraps, kale salad, broccoli salad, roasted garbanzo beans and cookies.
In addition to food samples, the Food Fair will include displays about nutrition and the Nutrislice app and offer information about how to apply to work in school cafeterias.