Chad Elliott, DCSD Food Service Director and Culinary Specialist, was asked to participate in a YouTube video entitled “Honoring School Food Heroes” created by the Chef Ann Foundation to promote school food service during the COVID crisis. Decorah was recognized for their use of local and hyper-local ingredients they incorporated into the Grab and Go bags offered to families during the shutdown of school due to the pandemic.
The video includes Chad Elliot sharing his views as well as many images of the food in the Grab and Go bags, the Decorah High School greenhouse, and DHS science teachers Tim Hayes and Brad Johansen. Elliott remarked, “I appreciate everyone’s efforts, especially of Brad and Tim in the greenhouse. They make us look good!”
Elliott joined nutrition directors from Vermont, Georgia, and California to create this video, which can be viewed here.