Source: Food Management Magazine, September 16, 2019.
The Putney School, an independent boarding high school in Putney, Vermont, provides a unique and progressive education that takes students outside of their academic classes and athletic! Students here experience the outdoors and the natural world through an extensive jobs program that includes work in the forests, fields, on a farm… and in the kitchen, where the food service is managed by Aladdin!
In 2008, The Putney School built a wood-fired baking and roasting oven that is part of the students’ education experience as part of a working kitchen, but most importantly is the heart of the community.
According to Marty Brennan-Sawyer, executive chef and food service director at The Putney School, the oven was built to help deepen our students’ connection with The Putney School experience which is rooted in the workings of a 500- acre Vermont dairy farm. “The oven furthers our commitment to sustainable agriculture, as a way to connect the students with long-standing culinary traditions and to provide a real hearth for our collective home.”