Thursday, July 28, 2016

Willowsford Teaching Culinary Skills to Loudoun County and Fairfax Public Schools’ Food Service Professionals

From our friends at Willowsford...

Community’s Culinary Director Will Train Schools’ Food Staff to Handle More Scratch Cooking

Professional Chef and Willowsford’s Culinary Director Bonnie Moore will work in training dozens of Loudoun County Public School food professionals and Fairfax County Public School kitchen managers. For Loudoun County Public Schools, this is part of an ongoing program and part of Loudoun County Public Schools’ Real Food for Kids initiative that has been developed through a collaboration of School Nutrition Services Supervisor Becky Bays and Bonnie Moore. The August program is made possible through a grant from the LifeTime Foundation.

WHAT: The Willowsford Chefs’ Academy is a new and ongoing school partnership culinary training program. First classes will teach how to make soups and salads from scratch and will make use of local farm ingredients.

WHERE: Willowsford at The Sycamore House, 23510 Founders Dr., Ashburn, Virginia 20148

WHEN: Monday, August 1 through Thursday, August 4, 2016.
Loudoun County training: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM daily.
Fairfax County training: 1:30 to 4:30 PM daily.

In an unusual public/private partnership between area schools and a new residential agri-community that is serving as a national model for farm-to-table living, Willowsford’s Culinary Director Bonnie Moore (formerly with the Inn at Little Washington) teaches culinary skills and creative cooking using the Willowsford farm’s fresh ingredients and the community’s state-of-the art demonstration kitchens.

Willowsford, a naturally planned new home community in Loudoun County, Virginia, inspired by the county’s farming heritage, is 4,000 acres with 2,000 acres of conservancy-managed natural open space including a 300+ acre farm. The community also includes forests and parklands connected by more than 40 miles of nature trails. For more information, please visit