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Schooled Lunch Challenge: Chef Justin Beckett and CCAP

October 7, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am


Kick off the school lunch conversation with local chefs as they join forces with students in the Careers in Culinary Arts Program for a mini-series of cooking demonstrations at Phoenix farmers markets this coming National Farm to School Month.

Armed with the budget of the current National School Lunch Program at $3.23 per student and the day’s market selections, each chef will create a family-friendly and wholesome dish that kids are sure to dig.

Occurring Saturday October 7th and Saturday October 14th in partnership with Phoenix Public Market and Uptown Farmers Market, Schooled Lunch Challenge kicks off a larger series of events happening throughout the month of October as a part of our Slow Food in Schools effort to raise awareness around the current state of food served in schools. Attendance at each demonstration is free and open to all, though seating and samples may be limited. Food samples are free, and recipes will be available after each event on this website.

Dates and Locations

Saturday October 7th

Chef: Aaron Chamberlin of St. Francis, Cafe at Phoenix Public Market, Taco Chelo

Location: Phoenix Public Market

Demonstration Time: 10:30am


Chef: Justin Beckett of Southern Rail and Beckett’s Table

Location: Uptown Farmers Market

Demonstration Time: 9:30am

Saturday October 14th

Chef: Danielle Leoni of The Breadfruit and Rum Bar

Location: Phoenix Public Market

Demonstration Time: 10:30am


Chef: Doug Robson of Otro Cafe and Gallo Blanco Cafe

Location:  Uptown Farmers Market

Demonstration Time: 9:30am



Events are part of a larger series that help all students grow up to be healthy, having been given the knowledge and freedom to be nourished, ready to learn and poised for academic and social success.

A new initiative under the umbrella of Slow Food Phoenix, we are a grassroots group of chefs, restaurateurs, and community food advocates that work with students, parents, educators, and the community to assist schools in rethinking relationships with food. More information about our work can be found here.


Uptown Farmers Market
5757 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012 United States
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