During the summers of 2015 and 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, through Project PA offered Culinary Training Sessions for School Food Service Personnel. These sessions were designed to help school food service staffs to plan, prepare, and present attractive meals that students will enjoy.
These 2–day sessions were offered at various locations throughout the state. These hands–on sessions were led by Chef Bill Scepansky of Smart Partner. These culinary trainings covered topics such as knife skills, vegetable cookery, salads and dressings, dried beans and grains, food production planning and more.