School Meals

Celebrity Chef Cookbook


Cranberry Pear Salad

Top chefs and celebrity food stars are creating the best tasting, most nutritious meals for school cafeterias across the nation. Chefs like Rachael Ray and Reed Alexander have developed a series of scratch (and semi-scratch) cooking recipes to kick off the trend. And not just any recipes make it into our cookbook.

Recipes must pass several tests:
  1. Student taste-test approval
  2. The Alliance strict nutritional guidelines and the USDA final rule on nutrition standards for school meals.
  3. School food service staff operations approval

Find Recipes

Rachael Ray Recipes

Reed Alexander Recipes

Healthy School Meal Contest

Winning Recipe


Our school-friendly recipes are available to any school throughout the nation. Parents and school staff can choose their favorite dishes, get ingredients, preparation instructions and a shopping list printout for each recipe.

“We’ve included lean meats and protein, fresh fruits and vegetables and plenty of whole grains, and we took into consideration the demands on our school food staff, including time, budget and equipment. The recipes also incorporate direct feedback from foodservice teams and students in nine different school districts across the country to ensure that they are easy to prepare and that they will appeal to kids.”
- Rachael Ray