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Chef Patrick Garmong


Institute of Child Nutrition

Patrick Garmong has been in the foodservice industry for over 18 years. He is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, New York. Previously, Patrick was the Child Nutrition Director for the Ellensburg School District in Washington. Patrick has been an Executive Chef in various fields of the hospitality industry, including higher education, restaurants and catering. When not cooking, he enjoys spending time with his family, waterfowling, golfing and woodworking.

Education Session

Sunday, July 10, 2022 

10:45 am – 11:45 am 

School Chefs for Hire: Rethinking Hiring Strategies for School Nutrition

Is your school struggling to recruit and hire staff for your foodservice operations? We all know that K-12
foodservice is the best kept secret in the industry, so how can you get the word out? Join USDA and the
Culinary Institute of Child Nutrition to learn innovative strategies and tips to entice chefs and other
culinary professionals into your school kitchens, including resources to train your new hires. You’ll also
hear from two school districts who will share their own tips for recruiting foodservice staff.
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