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'Healthy Creations: A Culinary Workshop' to be held at UNI

May 16, 2011

Matthew Copp, assistant manager, UNI Dining Services, Piazza, 319-273-6111,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will partner with the University of Iowa, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Martin Brothers Distributing to host "Healthy Creations: A Culinary Workshop" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. The workshop will be held on the UNI campus and will have a number of interactive sessions that focus on ways to make foods healthier while still maintaining flavor.

The morning speaker will be Jud Flynn, certified executive chef, who will discuss "Healthy Cooking Made Flavorful." Attendees will have the opportunity to taste products made by Flynn.

During the afternoon, participants will break into three groups and rotate through all three afternoon presentations, which include "Flavors of the World" by Flynn; "Fresh Herbs in Baking" by Elena Clement, certified executive pastry chef; and "Beyond Sodium" by Don Hensley, corporate chef at Martin Brothers Distributing.

Healthy Creations is a subregional National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) educational program offered for culinary staff, front-line production staff and other staff of institutions interested in preparing healthy foods that customers will enjoy.

Registration for the workshop is $75 per person prior to June 1 and $85 after. Lunch and a tour of UNI's dining facilities are included in the cost. To register, visit Hotel accommodations are available at the Country Inns & Suites by calling 319-268-1800 and referencing NACUFS.