Chef John Rico Griffone
Rico Griffone is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has worked as a consultant for the Culinary Institute’s “Menu for Healthy Kids” Research Program. The program was designed to combat childhood obesity through school lunch reform. Chef Rico has been working with the CNC since its conception, providing a culinary perspective to the collection and interpretation of data. He also works with multiple JCC’s in Florida on a pilot program that brings nutrition education to the facility’s preschool programs as well as parent classes.
Tossing cooked green beans in a simple vinaigrette creates a fresh new dish with layers of flavor.
A healthy version of comfort food, we eliminated the fried outer crust while keeping with the traditional flavors.
A filling pasta dish.
A high calorie, high protein dish.
A high protein, easy-to-swallow soup.
A soup dish that will keep you fuller, longer.
A Mediterranean twist on the classic stuffed pepper.
A filling chicken dish.
Another great high calorie, high protein dish.
Serve over egg noodles or rice.
A sweet twist on the classic enchilada.
A lightly seasoned side dish.
A filling, creamy rice side dish.
A classic side with a sauce twist.
A savory, roasted chicken.