This past April, Chef Gregory Gourdet of opens in a new windowDeparture participated in the BASE program in Portland. BASE is a 6 week after school program that offers interesting classes to entertain and teach children while offering after school care for parents who need after school care. At Beach Elementary School, Chef Gregory took over the “Star Wars” themed class teaching 5-8 year olds how to be fit and eat healthy. Chef Gregory quizzed the kids on nutrition while they assisted in preparing fruit for Berry Luke Skywalker Smoothies and made granola Chewbacca Bars with chocolate and coconut. All the kids had a great time and begged for more!