Image of the Tempietto in Kogan Plaza during cherry blossom season

Food Task Force

Welcome, and thanks for your interest in the Urban Food Task Force at GW! The Urban Food Task Force is an initiative of George Washington faculty, students, staff, and volunteers who share an interest in healthy eating, sustainable food production, and food policy.

Chef & The Garden

Join us for the third annual F Street House-hosted and Urban Food Task Force-sponsored Chef and the Garden Cooking Class for Summer 2014.

University Chef Robert Donis will teach the introductory 7-week, hands-on course. The class begins June 4 and ends July 23. The course will focus on seasonal cooking and preparing local produce. 

Classes are held either Wednesdays or Thursdays (Noon-1:30 pm) for as many as 12 students.  

Topics covered: gardening, using herbs and spices, pasta making, simple desserts, and basic cooking skills. Due to the popularity of this course, you must be able to attend at least five of the seven classes. 

Email gwfood@gwu.edu by 5 pm, May 9, with your name, GW affiliation (student/staff/faculty), preferred class day and a few reasons why you’d like to participate in the class. Bon appétit!

 

 

Spotlight

Apple Crunch Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

The GW community picked up a locally grown, sustainable apple located around campus and on U Yard to celebrate Apple Day.

Food Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

From left to right: Dawnita Altieri, President Knapp, Diane Knapp, Jose Andres and Lilia Smelvoka

Apple Day 2013

Apple Day 2013

Pick up a locally grown, sustainable apple located around campus and on U Yard to celebrate Apple Day.

Proud to be GW festival

Proud to be GW

George and the Urban Food Task Force at the "Proud to be GW" Employee Appreciation Festival

Adele Ashkar

Photo: Expo 1

Professor Adele Ashkar discussing the Solar Decathlon project with student Katherine Berry, CCAS '13

Diane Knapp

Photo: Expo 2

Diane Robinson Knapp, M.S.

The Birds and the Bees: Urban Apiaries and Edible Gardens

Photo: Expo 3

Panelists from The Birds and the Bees: Urban Apiaries and Edible Gardens. From left to right: Dr. Hartmut Doebel, Professor Adele Ashkar, Katherine Berry CCAS '13, Valerie Zweig of VSAG.

Thomas Reed

Photo: Expo 4

Thomas Reed discussing Dr. Michael Compton's research with Dr. Uriyoan Colon-Ramos.

Students at Expo

Photo: Expo 5

Students exploring the Expo's research showcase in Continental Ballroom.

Milken Institute School Graduate Students

Photo: Expo 6

Milken Institute School graduate students presenting research.

Paul Yeck

Photo: Expo 7

Chef Paul Yeck and colleague at Jaleo food demonstration.