Georgia Association of Teachers
of Family & Consumer Sciences
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Martin Luther King Jr


2023 GATFACS Preconference Sessions are OPEN!

GATFACS Preconference Sessions have been posted at and are ready for you to register.  All sessions will be on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25th at various locations and have limited spots.  No transportation will be provided but you are encouraged to carpool with someone from the session.

NEW Workshop added on 11/07/2022--- CTAERN 8663 Food Preservation with Hall County Cooperative Extension at Flowery Branch High School (just 15 minutes from Lake Lanier).  Session will begins at 9:00am until 4:00pm.  Someone in last year's survey said, "This was the most worthwhile workshop I've ever been to."

Make sure you are checking CTAERN if a session is FULL and you would still like to attend.  As teachers cancel the session, space will open up at

7th annual Student Chef Competition

The Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Division is excited to announce the 7th annual Student Chef Competition.

The competition consists of two parts: recipe development and recipe cooking demonstration/replication. 

The Fueling Georgia’s Future Student Chef Competition is designed to encourage students to engage with School Nutrition Professionals and learn about the process of planning, sourcing, and preparing school meals. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their culinary skills in a competitive environment while gaining valuable knowledge in recipe development, food preparation, teamwork, and local food systems. The competition aims to stimulate interest in locally produced foods in School Nutrition Programs. The recipes will feature Georgia grown ingredients. The results are nutritious, student-inspired recipes that include local foods and are easily incorporated into school meals.

To learn more, please visit:

There is a competition overview, recipe template, taste test forms, scoring rubrics, curriculum connections, and lessons available through the above link.

Deadline to Register is January 13, 2023

Complete Steps 1-11 by January 20, 2023

Complete Steps 12-15 by February 3, 2023

The registration process will be rolling registration so that Team Advisors can begin registering in October 2022 but no later than January 13, 2023. Don’t delay; get started today. Team Advisors can request a user ID and password for the competition website by emailing [email protected]. To best support teams, please ensure all emails include Student Chef 2023, Advisor Name, and School District.

If you have any questions, please contact Culinary Specialists: Michael DuBose [email protected] and John Huff [email protected]

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Must be up to date for GATFACS and GACTE conferences

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