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Mrs. Oswald

Team Member Since:  2019, but have been in school nutrition since 1994.

Favorite School Lunch:  Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Penne ala vodka (minus the vodka - I use veggie stock)

My Why:  Love to cook.  Love to see kids happy about what they're eating - trying new tastes!

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Chef Keith

Team Member Since:  2022

Favorite School Lunch:  Turkey Bravo Flatbread Sandwich

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Roast Beef with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

My Why:  Love cooking & making people feel taken care of.  Love the stories & culture involved with cooking.

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Jane

Team Member Since:  2022

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Lynn / Miss Lynn

Team Member Since: 2019

Favorite School Lunch:  Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread Sandwich

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Homemade Mac & Cheese;  Anything in a crock-pot!

My Why:  I love to cook, and wanted to be in education, so this is the best of both worlds!

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Cynthia

Team Member Since:  2019

Favorite School Lunch:  Salads;  Empanadas;  Orange Chicken;  EVERYTHING!

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Comfort food

My Why:  This was my first job in the U.S., the team is amazing, and I love working with kids.

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Lunch Lady Mark

Team Member Since:  2015

Favorite School Lunch:  Big Daddy's Pizza or Burgers

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Pineapple Cake

My Why:  Love interacting with the students.

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Arelis

Team Member Since:  2022

Favorite School Lunch:  Salads;  Orange Chicken;  Pork;  Plantains.

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Moro de Guandules con Coco, with Pork & Salad.

My Why:  I like to prepare food, I like my coworkers, and I like serving the students.

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Miss Deb

Team Member Since:  2023

Favorite School Lunch:  Pizza

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Anything Grilled - Pork Steak & Asparagus is my favorite.

My Why:  I love to cook and feed the kids.  It brings back many great memories of cooking for & feeding my 5 children.

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John (Big Dog)

Team Member Since:  2020

Favorite School Lunch:  Pizza

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Spaghetti & Meatballs

My Why:  Steady paying job

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Mrs. Baker

Team Member Since:  2011

Favorite School Lunch:  Hands down, the Cuban Sandwich!

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Anything!  I love to cook!

My Why:  Obviously for the kiddos - and did I mention, I LOVE to cook!!

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Brooke

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Mrs. Bills

Team Member Since:  2020

Favorite School Lunch:  Pizza

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Pasta Bake;  German Chocolate Pie

My Why:  It allows me to be home for my kid and still have a job.  However, it's more than a job, it's a chance to show kindness and encouragement and make a difference to the kids who walk through our lines to get a meal.

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  • Barrie Elementary School

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Miss Tabby

Team Member Since:  2016

Favorite School Lunch:  Orange Chicken with Rice, and Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Lasagna and Tacos

My Why:  I enjoy working with kids, and cooking.

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Miss Sharon

Team Member Since:  2016

Favorite School Lunch:  Turkey & Gravy with Mashed Potatoes

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Chili

My Why:  I enjoy being around kids.

  • Luther Elementary School

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Miss Katy

Team Member Since:  2016

Favorite School Lunch:  Orange Chicken

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Any meal my family can agree on!  Habachi Fried Rice on the black stone, Meatloaf, Chicken Cream Rice and Chili to name a few.

My Why:  I started when my youngest started kindergarten, and loved the thought of being near my daughters.  I really never thought about how long I would stay, but I still love my job.  I enjoy the connections I have with students and staff.  I love being in charge of my own kitchen, and striving to be the best I can be.  I am thankful to be in an environment that appreciates what I am doing for my part.

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Miss Bridget

Team Member Since:  2021

Favorite School Lunch:  Cheesy Breadsticks and Salad

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Macaroni and Cheese;  Hamburgers

My Why:  The kids are fun to talk to.

  • Purdy Elementary School

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Mrs. Holzli

Team Member Since:  2009

Favorite School Lunch:  Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks with Marinara

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Love making desserts!

My Why:  I love seeing the kids grow and change every year!

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Miss Susan

Team Member Since:  2023

Favorite School Lunch:  Pizza Flatbread

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Pesto Pizza

My Why:  After retiring from Fort schools, I quickly found I missed the teamwork & the students.  I found it again with the school nutrition department.  I LOVE my new job!

  • Rockwell Elementary School

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Miss Sig

Team Member Since:  2007

Favorite School Lunch:  Lasagna

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Enchiladas

My Why:  I love interacting with the kiddos.  It is fun to watch them grow in their confidence.

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Miss Candy

Team Member Since:  2000

Favorite School Lunch:  Orange Chicken

Favorite Food to Make at Home:  Pork roast, mashed potatoes, cream corn, and cresent rolls.

My Why:  The hours are great.