The D,E,Fs of a Successful Culinary Education Class (Demos, Engagement, Food, Facts and Fundamentals) Brittany Jones
Make your audience say “WOW!” with an engaging culinary demonstration full of Food, Facts and FUNdamentals! Chef Brittany Jones, the Houston ISD Food and Agriculture Literacy Chef, invites you to a Chef Chat to explore what is necessary for a wonderful presentation that will leave your audience wanting more. She will pique your interest and explain the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of a dynamic culinary education class. After this discussion, you will be able to develop and implement incredible food demonstrations and tastings.
Growing up in Kansas City, Kansas, Chef Brittany Jones enjoyed being inventive with different ingredients in her household as she learned how to make homemade apple pie from her grandfather. Her passion for creativity and food lead her to pursue a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality Management at Howard University in Washington, DC. While interning at “The Greatest Place on Earth”, Brittany grew fond of working with children as a Character Attendant throughout her College Program Internship at Walt Disney World. She, then, adventured to Miami, Florida to pursue a Culinary Degree from Johnson & Wales University. In February 2014, Chef Jones relocated to Houston, Texas to become part of the Nutrition Services Department with the Houston Independent School District as a Chef Trainer. Quickly, Brittany become known as the Culinary Education Chef where she teaches students, faculty, and the Houston community culinary skills and how to prepare healthy dishes. In September 2020, she fully transitioned to her current role as the Food and Agriculture Literacy Chef. Chef Brittany travels throughout the district bringing culinary education and nutrition lessons to Pre-K through 12th grade as well as our community. She creates curriculum for different programs, lesson plans and new recipes while teaching classes, conducting food demonstrations and tasting with students, families and staff across the district.