Chef Matt serves up healthy samples at Fridley High School

A cooking demonstration captured attention and satisfied appetites at Fridley High School for teacher-conference night.chefMattQFridley01

Chef Matt Quist is a regular at Fridley High School. Credit Chris Steller

Matt Quist of Taher, Inc. demonstrated how to cook Moroccan skirt steak with roasted pepper couscous at Fridley High School during conference night Wednesday.chefMattQFridley02

Deb Smolinski, Nancy Stark and Matt Quist prepare samples to hand out to families during conferences Wednesday evening at Fridley High School. Credit Chris Steller

Quist drew a crowd to the cafeteria, first while he prepared the dish, then when Deb Smolinski, Fridley Public Schools food service director, and Nancy Stark, Fridley High head cook, served up samples.chefMattQFridley03

Moroccan skirt steak with roasted pepper couscous. Credit Chris Steller

Anoka County SHIP funds paid for Quist’s appearance, which was meant to promote healthy eating, Smolinski said.chefMattQFridley04

Matt Quist of Taher, Inc., encouraged kids at Fridley High to try arugula. Credit Chris Steller


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