Low-salt training for chefs to be offered March 26

Garrett Berdan will lead free session at Clark College Columbia Tech Center

Chefs are invited to learn strategies that will enhance flavor and reduce sodium.

The free session will be held Thursday, March 26, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the cooking school kitchen at Clark College Columbia Tech Center, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.

It is sponsored by Clark County Public Health, with a federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Chef Garrett Berdan will focus on flavors from Mexico and Southeast Asia.

Berdan is a registered dietitian who offers workshops for professional cooks across the country. He has been recognized by the White House as a “Champion of Change.”

Berdan is past president of the Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

The training is geared for independent, locally owned restaurants. Registration is required.

For more information, contact Community Health Specialist Melissa Martin at 397-8000, Ext. 7291, or melissa.martin@clark.wa.gov.