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Empowering Oregon School Districts with Chef BQ Culinary: Transforming School Meals into Nutritious and Delicious Experiences!
K-12 Food Service Consulting, Training & Menu Design


Building Community, One Meal at Time!

At Chef BQ Culinary we bring 'Fresh Eyes' to your school district kitchens and teach you how to combine ingredients to create exotic foods and comfort foods normally found only at Food Carts or Specialty Chains. At Chef BQ Culinary  we respect the stewardship entrusted to us with taxpayer dollars to best utilize our food supplies and minimize waste.  A great lesson to learn at Lunch!


Food Service Consulting:

We provide comprehensive consulting services to help schools optimize their food service operations. Our experts analyze current practices and offer tailored solutions to improve efficiency, quality, and cost-effectiveness.


Training Programs:

We offer specialized training programs for school food service staff, focusing on best practices, food safety, and innovative cooking techniques. Our goal is to empower staff to create meals that are both nutritious and appealing.


Menu Design:

Our team designs culturally diverse and nutritionally balanced menus that cater to the tastes and preferences of students. We emphasize the use of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create meals that are both healthy and delicious.

How it works

So, how does this actually work?

Evaluate:  We come to observe, listen and determine the needs of the District.  

Inventory:  What do we have to work with?  Let's use our USDA Federal Commodities (FREE is a good word!) and Local Suppliers.  

Create and Taste-Test:  Prepare recipes that students will like and get their input by sampling with them.  

Staff Training:  We train Kitchen Managers, then KMs train their cooks.  Written recipes, photos and videos combine with hands-on preparation.   We make recommendations on any small wares that would create efficiencies.  

Roll Out:  Kitchen Managers and their staff roll out meals according to the District menu.  We follow-up with Satisfaction Surveys of students, parents and kitchen staff with New Meal Tracking from Production Records.  


At Chef BQ Culinary, we pride ourselves on creating menus that are not only nutritious but also rich in cultural diversity and flavor.

Our menus are carefully crafted to meet the nutritional needs of students while introducing them to a variety of cultural cuisines. We are committed to using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and creating meals that students will look forward to every day.

For more information on our menu design services or to customize a menu for your school, please contact us. Together, we can build community, one meal at a time.

The Food Gallery

Quality Ingredients

We start with USDA Commodity based items like Beans, Rice and Noodles, then combine some fresh vegetables, protein and fruit. Next we add the 'Fun Stuff!'

The "Fun Stuff"

Fresh Minced Garlic, Lime Wedges, Grated Ginger, Basil Pesto, Aioli, Hummus, Curry Seasonings, local Hazelnuts, Berries...and more!

Balanced Meals

Following State and Federal Nutritional Guidelines, your children are guaranteed a healthy and flavorful meal. 

Child-Parent-School Collaboration

Let's work together to create delicious meals that our customers want, parents appreciate and the school can afford to make.

A Little about us


Welcome to Chef BQ Culinary! We are a dedicated team of culinary experts committed to transforming school meals across grades K-12. Our mission is to make school meals taste better and reflect the diverse cultures of our community. With a focus on food service consulting, training, and innovative menu design, we strive to create nutritious and delicious meals that students love.

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