Annual Gathering

We are making school food better together.

April 23-26, 2023 | Austin, TX

ScratchWorks’ annual event brings school food professionals interested in scratch cooking together to share, learn, and connect. This yearly Gathering is a key component of the collective, and ensures that members have the opportunity to connect and grow into a community that will serve as a support network throughout the coming year.

Key stakeholders in the cook-from-scratch school food movement are invited to attend the Annual Gathering. Invitees range from pioneers in scratch cooking to aspiring operators committed to change. Attendees will leave with the resources, connections, and knowledge they need to create change in their programs.

Applications for our 2023 gathering are now closed. If you are interested in being placed on a waitlist, please send an email to and we will be in touch.

Conference tracks

Conference agenda includes educational sessions on Communications & Policy, Culinary, and Procurement. Conference also includes General Sessions & planned social gatherings.