Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No Bake- Bake Sales in NYC??

Turns out Board of Ed schools are changing the way we think of Bake Sales. Remember coming home from school and asking you mom to bake her famous chewy chocolate chip cookies for the classs bake sale? Well no more! The City has barred home baked goods from being sold at the fundraisers. Turns out mom doesn't list the calories on the back of her brownies so only prepackaged goods can now be sold. As chef I'm a bit disheartened because I can't think of anything better than kids taking pride and ownership in their schools' bake sale. On the flip side, there are very tight sanitation regulations in place which have to be followed by all licensed food establishments, really can't say the same for mom's kitchen. I mean you never know who licked the mixing spoon!Really crazy huh? What are your thoughts on the deal -Check out No Brownies at Bake sale but Doritos may Be O.K by Sharon Otterman of the NY Times for the full scoop!


  1. I think it's ridiculous to ban home-baked goods for school bake sales. Think about it: one bake sale one day a year is not going to make a kid fat.

    Of course there's always a chance that a home-made product is somehow tainted or toxic, but school bake sales have been around for over 100 years and no one has died from them yet.