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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.


Chicken Curry

This Chicken Curry recipe lacks the spicy bite associated with south Asian curries but makes up for it with a creamy coconut flavor.

Pot Roast

A large meal that’s high in calories and protein.

Taco Meat

Classic tacos perfect for any occasion.

Pork Cutlets

A high calorie, high protein meal that will keep you full.

Super Cheesy Macaroni

Super cheesy and delicious!


Garnish with raita in a pita to quell those Middle Eastern cravings.

Bolognese Sauce

A good Bolognese is meat coated with tomato sauce, not tomato sauce with meat in it.

Tofu Tamale Pie

A vegetarian version of the classic tamale pie.

Steak Au Poivre

An easy and elegant entree that’s high in protein and tastes delicious.

Beef and Barley Soup

A high protein soup that will keep you full.

Chicken Chili

A filling, high protein chicken chili

Thai Lettuce Wraps

A low calorie, high protein meal.

Corn Chowder

A delicious soup or side dish.

Smothered Pork Chops

A high protein, high calorie dish.

Brown Rice Pilaf

Toss in onion, celery, carrot, and garlic for a filling and fluffy side.