Chef Takes on Challenge of Picky Eaters in School
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 11:06 AM
Chef Bill Telepan may have gotten three stars for his cooking at his eponymous restaurant but his toughest audience is the lunch crowd at school cafeterias around the city. Telepan is the executive chef of Wellness in the Schools, which brings fresh and nutritious menu options to New York City public schools.
“It is wonderful to see how much the kids are starting to like the "healthy," scratch-cooked meals. The minute we start cooking with kids in the classroom, all they want to do is eat it in the cafeteria - from kale salad to vegetarian chili to hummus,” he said.
But don't take his word for it. On Oct. 30 he will join WNYC's Leonard Lopate to show us not only how to cook for kids, but how to get kids to cook their own healthy meals. And a panel of young tasters will be on hand, ready to offer their take on his recipes in a blind taste test.