Jeff Denton was a successful chef in the commercial world of hotels and restaurants when he decided to join the school nutrition industry 23 years ago. He continues to use those culinary skills to promote his program to students, parents and the community.
K-12 Schools Innovator of the Year: Ponca City (OK) Schools
Jeff Denton is an accomplished chef and all-around Renaissance man. He has published four books, stars in his own TV show, writes music, runs a farm-to-fork themed restaurant (TS Fork) and is managing partner for a 5,000-acre farm/vineyard.