Sandwich Skool

January 17, 2011


Beware of black ice!!

The higher temps here led to major melting and MAJOR ice!! Our walk to Great Harvest this morning was very difficult – I should have crawled! I did end up on the ground once Surprised smile


Still a pretty sunrise ; )


Sandwich School reminds me of my dietetic internship last January + February at Salisbury school system when I worked in the cafeteria and food service dept for 5 weeks. It’s all prep, food safety, prediction, labeling, and more!

I’ve had enough prep – ready to put that stuff on BREAD and eat it!!


We’ve been making secret spreads



Have you ever tried the GH Sweet n Spicy Pecans!? DELISH! [Sorry, it’s a secret recipe]


Slicing meat and cheese


In Sandwich School they teach us to make basic sandwiches that have been successful, but Matt and I have big dreams for the creativity of our menu. Several KERF recipes will make an appearance! Including a vision for a banana, PB, granola, honey sandwich! We hope to focus on creative vegetarian options and use local, humanely raised meats [which is going to be a hurdle we are challenging ourselves to jump!]

We nibbled on spicy pecans and some of the snacks they had for us…


including BISCOFF!! [I think they are here because I was raving about them last week Winking smile ]


For lunch today they had fried chicken, french fries and a veggie tray. I took some fruit from the snack table and paired it with a slice of bread I was permitted to swipe from the sandwich school supplies and topped with the PB Matt and I have been carrying around in our bookbag.



And a grapefruit and a piece of Dillon Cookie [the signature GH whole wheat cookie!]




See ya!

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1 Gill (snaxandthecity) January 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Your sandwich idea sounds great! Love banana and PB.
Hope the roads are a bit safer tomorrow! :)


2 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I love those first few photos! Super pretty! 😀

It looks like you are having so much fun and learning a lot! Thanks for taking us along!


3 Maria January 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Oh you just reminded me I need to eat the grapefruit in my fridge! And you’ve also made me super cold what with those pictures! Hope you are staying nice and toasty!


4 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin January 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I love little random lunch plates like that. I had something similar with grapefruit myself. Yum!


5 Blog is the New Black January 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Grapefruit- I always forget to buy it! Thanks for the reminder!


6 Evan Thomas January 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Sweet and spicy pecans? Sound addicting!


7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 17, 2011 at 4:14 pm

This is actually pretty interesting. I like that they teach you all of these steps, but you can still customize your store to fit what you want it to be. I am sure you two will have an incredible place once you put your touches on it! Makes me want to visit Charlottesville when you are up and running!


8 Hope January 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Sandwich school looks like fun! The sandwich you are planning on making at your shop sounds great! I am not looking forward to the ice that we are supposed to have tomorrow. I hate driving in icy weather!


9 [email protected] January 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Oh man, I can’t wait to hear about the sandwiches you guys dream up! Y’all are too cool for (sandwich) school! Corny, I know, but I couldn’t resist! 😉


10 Trish @I_am_Succeeding January 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Nice looking lunch…love the school recap as well.


11 foodandfarm January 17, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Do they use all natural bread making products? Veg options will be great along wit meats etc, such a great enterprise!


12 Lauren at KeepItSweet January 17, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I can’t imagine a school more fun than sandwich school!


13 Estela @ Weekly Bite January 17, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Sandwich school sounds like fun :)

Be careful with that ice!

Enjoy the rest of your day :)


14 Stacey - The Habit of Healthy January 17, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Aww, I can’t believe you feel over! It looks like you are still having fun at Great Harvest – enjoy!


15 Jess @ atasteofconfidence January 17, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I love your ideas for your own sandwiches!


16 Dorry January 17, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I love your creative healthy lunch. And I imagine your GH location will have amazing sandwich options – might have to make a trip from Texas once y’all are up and running. :)


17 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I seriously have dreams of coming to your shop one day – but only if you make the GF bread!!! :)


18 Heather (heathers dish) January 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I am totally fine with those sandwiches being secret…just makes ’em that much better!


19 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 17, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Grapefruits are my one and only vice! Imeann, besides chocolate;)

I’m with Chels, you must make some gluten-free bread! And vegan bread:) Slash that pb-banana-granola-honey sammie sounds GLORIOUS, send me one?!


20 Camille January 17, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Sandwich school looks so fun!
Two summers ago, my Mom, Sister and I went to Cape Cod and my Mom kept telling us that we were going to the Sundae School. My sister and I were beyond excited, thinking that it was literally a school teaching you how to make ice cream sundaes. Well, we got there and it turns out that it was just an ice cream shop located in an old Sunday School. It was delicious, but we were very disappointed. My Mom’s response: “I thought you knew! I was wondering why you guys were so excited…”


21 Kath January 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm



22 Anne P January 17, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I can’t wait til your store opens and I come visit it. :)


23 natalie (the sweets life) January 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Sandwich school sounds SO fun! Love it, and can’t wait to see what you guys come up with for your GH!


24 Katie January 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I want to go to go sandwich school!!!!!!!!

So awesome, all the amazing sandwich combos there can be, and Im sure when you guys open your store you will have amazing ones! Im so excited for you guys!!!!


25 Ida January 17, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I figured you two would have some amazing sandwich recipes of your own! I’m sure learning about popular recipes is very helpful though.


26 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food January 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I’d LOVE to be in Sandwich School right now! I had a great sandwich the other day with Fig, Blue Cheese Spread, Ham & Prosciutto, delish!


27 lauren January 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm

That’s the school I wish I went to!


28 Bess @ Bess Be Fit January 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I love biscoff cookies!!! And I’m glad yall are trying to do the humanely raised meats…I agree with that :)


29 Annette January 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Good ideas for swaps for your lunch! P.s. sandwich making sounds like a lot of fun! :)


30 Christine (The Raw Project) January 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Ouch, hope you’re okay from the fall! Sounds like a great day anyway with wonderful sandwich ideas.


31 janey January 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Your sandwhich idea sounds delish! its making me want one right now! must resist :)


32 Jess (Sweet Potato) January 17, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Peanut butter and honey is such a great combination! I love to top it with cinnamon sugar. So yummy!


33 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 17, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Sweet and spicy pecans sound so good. Hope you’re having fun!


34 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine January 17, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I love your sandwich ideas. More and more people are becoming conscious of the politics and health concerns of factory farmed meat, and it’s awesome that you’re catering to that crowd!


35 Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 17, 2011 at 5:52 pm

Getting to make up your own sandwiches for your menu would be fun!


36 Erica January 17, 2011 at 5:56 pm

What a cool adventure you two are on! I love reading all about these big steps to making your bakery dream become a reality! Have fun!


37 Formulating Foodie January 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Those Pecans look fantastic! How fun!


38 Amanda @ Just Amanda J January 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm

I love that you guys are going to make up some of your own menu and are going to support local humanely raised businesses/farms for your meat products.


39 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 17, 2011 at 6:09 pm

omg i lovvvvve biscoff’s, gluten and all. I will gladly eat those. and fly delta when possible just to score some. lol

and black ice. that’s a memory from childhood…stay safe out on the roads!


40 Kiran January 17, 2011 at 6:11 pm

I LOVE BISCOFF’s! Had it while visiting my sisters in Amsterdam and London. Aahhh.. Memories :)


41 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 17, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I bet you’re going to have SO much fun coming up with great sandwich ideas! Yum!


42 stacey-healthylife January 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Interesting the choice of lunch they served??? Fried chicken and french fries, not so healthy. Especially for a company that seems to be health minded.


43 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm

This makes me so excited and I’m not even the one opening a bakery. I can’t wait to see you and Matt’s wonderful sandwich creations (and hopefully try one someday! 😀 )


44 Cara Craves... January 17, 2011 at 6:34 pm

That’s my kind of school!


45 [email protected] January 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I love hearing about this trip! So exciting for you guys :-)


46 Jen January 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Your GH sandwiches are going to be awesome, I bet you will have people lining up every day to eat them!!!!



47 lindsay January 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Loving these posts!! Completely random, but of course this made me think of you. I tried the McDonald’s oatmeal this morning and it was really good!! Way better than Starbucks, which I think is pretty decent. It was the perfect amounts of sweet and creamy with raisins, apple chunks and dried cranberries. I was afraid to check the nutritional info afterwards, assuming it was loaded with sugar, but I was pleasantly surprised!


48 Kath January 17, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Good to know!


49 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 17, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Looks amazing! It sounds like you two are having so much fun. I’m more than happy to be finished university, but sandwich school on the other hand sounds like a blast!


50 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 17, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Mmm, those pecans looks amazing!! Candied nuts are one of the greatest things. Ever.


51 Lauren January 17, 2011 at 7:41 pm

That is why your shop is going to thrive. You and Matt are creative culinary geniuses! :)


52 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Sandwich school sounds WAY more fun than normal school!


53 Pamela January 17, 2011 at 7:51 pm

mmmm – there used to be a sandwich shop here that made PB, banana, strawberry, granola and honey. Twas yummy!


54 Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) January 17, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I like your idea of serving a honey, PB, and granola sandwich. I would buy it!


55 rebecca lustig January 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm

his hat totally encourages the ability to pull off the jason mraz look- just sayin!


56 Allison @ Happy Tales January 17, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I hear ya, black ice – the DEVIL!

I want to come visit your store up in Charlottesville. Especially if you’ll be incorporating KERF recipes. Ahhhmazing!


57 Elizabeth @ The Sweet Life January 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I love that you’ll be branching out at your store! Can’t wait to learn more.


58 Hannah January 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Yes yes yes, you MUST introduce the world (on a greater scale) to the wonders of combining sweet and salty in sandwiches! Your cheddar jam sandwiches must also make an appearance :)


59 Kat January 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I’m so excited for all posts you’ll write when your Great Harvest is up and running!


60 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 17, 2011 at 8:23 pm

You always make grapefruits look so appetizing! Wish I liked them as much as you do. They taste slightly “burnt” to me, not just bitter. I actually like bitter and will eat plain lemons. ha!


61 Ash Bear January 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Fun story: Today on our Delta flight someone asked the stewardess if she knew they made Biscoff spread. She said no, where did you hear that. The woman said, “oh I read blogs and this blogger, Kathy, is obsessed.” :)


62 Kath January 17, 2011 at 11:24 pm

OMG!!! Hilarious!!


63 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 17, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I bet those pecans would make excellent pecan buttah – mmm1


64 sarah (sarah learns) January 17, 2011 at 9:21 pm

i love that you and matt have plans for some creative sandwiches! i guess i wouldn’t expect anything else from kerf, though!


65 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries January 17, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I have found a GH in my area – my fiance and I are visiting soon! Can’t wait! :)


66 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I’m excited to see the creative touches that you put into your sandwich menus! :)


67 Natalia - a side of simple January 17, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I think I’m going to have to make a road trip to your GH just BECAUSE of your future sandwich menu, gluten allergy aside!


68 Alaina January 17, 2011 at 9:54 pm

I love Biscoff! Sandwich school looks like so much fun :-)


69 Shannon (A Better Me) January 17, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I so almost busted it twice yesterday! Man, it is beautiful there though! Totally worth a wipe-out 😀


70 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 18, 2011 at 8:34 am

Mmm, you guys are going to have the best sandwich selection compared to any other GH! I may have to trek down from Canada to try one! 😉


71 jenifer January 18, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Check out Dragonfly Farms. They are in Montpelier. I know they have beef, pork and chicken- i belive. It’s gorgeous and if nothing else would be a fun outing for you guys.


72 ruby red January 18, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Your sandwich offerings sound great to me! I totally want to travel across state lines to visit your store, once it’s all up and running.


73 Autumn Tao January 19, 2011 at 5:32 am

Be sure the vegans get some love too! It’d be nice to see your business be a huge success and become a model for the country, hopefully bringing vegan eats everywhere (not that we have a Great Harvest near me in central Jersey!)


74 Kath January 19, 2011 at 8:04 am

Definitely. We have hopes for hummus, tofu and tempeh


75 Claire January 19, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Do Great Harvest sandwiches automatically come with pickle spears? I hate to waste food, but don’t like pickles, so it bothers me to find an unexpected pickle leaking juice on my sandwich. If I forget to ask if a pickle is included, it is nice if they are wrapped (as in your photo). Anyway, I’m enjoying reading about your adventures in Montana!


76 Kath January 19, 2011 at 4:27 pm

You can always say “no pickle!”

And we do wrap them and try to keep the juice off


77 Kirsten January 22, 2011 at 11:40 am

Looks like you are having a great time! Have been reading your blog for a while, but have never commented before!

I used to live in Montreal and there is a restaurant (Santropol) there that focuses on creative sandwich flavours – thought you might find it fun to look at their menu. They have lots of interesting flavour combos!


78 Kath January 22, 2011 at 11:48 am

oh yum!


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