Outdoor food prep station? Check!

I mentioned that Whole Foods Foundation and Food Corps funded an outdoor food prep station in the garden.  To review, this is what the area looked like before:

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A deck was built to fit the space…

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…and a split-level “food prep station” added!  (The two levels are for lower and upper grade-sized kids.)

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Stainless steel sinks can be used to wash produce with fresh water from dispensers.

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Buckets in cabinets below catch the water to reuse on plants.

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Sinks can be covered with cutting boards to increase work space.

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Both sides have electrical outlets for simple appliances, such as our pizza oven and wok.  We also purchased a solar over.  I’ve been keeping my eyes open at garage sales for other tools such as a salad spinner and a flat grill/panini press.

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The stage is set for great culinary and educational outcomes!

9 thoughts on “Outdoor food prep station? Check!

  1. T,
    I’m reminded when the D and I visited the house with the “Kitchen Garden” where General Washington was hanging out in New Jersey in 1775. Now that’s a culinary education.dad

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