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Washburn High School Gets Visit From Famous Local Chef

Birchwood Cafe's Marshall Paulsen spices up Food Day.

For "Real Food Day" in the Minneapolis Public Schools, Washburn High School got a visit from the Birchwood Cafe's Marshall Paulsen and Birchwood's owner Tracy Singleton, herself a Washburn grad. According to the Birchwood Cafe's Facebook Page, Paulsen helped serve some of Birchwood's three-bean salad to go along with the roast Ferndale Market turkey, squash from Laughing Loon Farm, and a purple cabbage salad.

It's the latest culinary treat for Washburn students

First, they got to be the only site in Southwest Minneapolis where the city's public schools field-tested a new slate of menu items last year. The food represented a big change from previous food served in the Minneapolis Public Schools—students called the new menu days "real food days"—and even the vegetable side dishes proved wildly popular at all the district's test sites.

Check out pictures of Paulsen's visit here.

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