Calhoun's Eat Right Now Lunch Program

Calhoun's holistic approach to healthy eating has earned the school its position as a leader and pioneer. With Chef Bobo at the helm, Calhoun’s Eat Right Now lunch program aims to provide students with healthier meals while building a deep understanding of the importance of a well-balanced diet.

The program fosters numerous opportunities for Calhoun students to learn about food and its relation to their physical and mental well-being. The chefs frequently visit classrooms to offer cooking demonstrations and teach about the health, science, culture and politics of food. The integration of the food program into the life of the school creates an environment that promotes healthier attitudes about food and eating habits.

If you have any questions about Calhoun’s lunch program, the menu or the process, please reach out to Chef Bobo.


Chef Bobo's Blog

Welcome back from a nice looong weekend!

Our Pizza is a thin cut pizza with a tomato sauce that we made by cooking it overnight until it develops a rich, aromatic flavor….perfect for pizza.  We also get fresh mozzarella cheese which we cut up and shred to sprinkle over the pizza.  That’s a good pizza!  All the pizzas are cheese pizza. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Back in the Fall Jose made a roasted pork dish known as Pernil, a dish that is famous in Puerto Rico.  He makes it with boneless pork.  When he did it back in the Fall, he tried a different approach to the dish. Instead of roasting whole pork butts, he cut it into cubes.  That method not only reduced the cooking time needed but also simplified the entire cooking process.  He’s doing that again today. He’s seasoning it with his sofrito (of course) which includes garlic, peppers, cilantro, cumin and oregano.  This is used to marinate the pork overnight.  He also added orange juice and vinegar to the marinade.  Now that the meat is well marinated, he is ready to brown the meat and then transfer it to our serving pans where it will be covered with aluminum foil and placed back in the oven to finish cooking.  The fragrances from the marinade will fill the air of the kitchen and make us all very hungry.  If you haven’t tried this before you really should try it today.

Paella!

Paella is probably the best known of foods from Spain.  The ingredients of the dish are simple:  rice, chorizo sausage, saffron, chicken or seafood and chicken stock.  The key flavoring ingredient in any paella is the saffron, a spice that comes from the crocus flowers.  Saffron gives paella a golden color and a light floral or honey like flavor.  Without saffron, it’s not really paella.  The technique that is used for making paella is used by countries around the world. Dishes like jambalaya in Louisiana, Arroz con Pollo in Latin America and Biryani in South Asia all use the same technique as paella but are not seasoned with saffron.