Some healthy but tasty treats on the way for Bay District Schools, as some food service employees got their first taste of Chartwells training inside the lunchroom.
Chartwells School Dining is the company hired by bay district schools to privately run food services.
"We really pride yourself on offering really great tasting food, food that's really appealing and colorful. You see that lots of our serving lines are filled with fruited and vegetables...but they're displayed very appealing because we know that students eat with their eyes," says Audene Chung with Chartwells School Dining.
Thursday, middle and high school food service employees met for their first in-the-lunchroom training. Chartwells is teaching culinary development training including safety and sanitation skills along with culinary techniques that incorporate the new USDA guidelines.
"We're going to be showing them how to make a wrap that's appealing, but it has less of a graining serving. We're also going to be demoing our new pizza. It's a whole wheat white crust and its has flax seed olive oil and its made with all natural leavening ingredients," says Chung.
While food service employees say there is a lot to tackle, Thursday's training is making them feel more at ease with the new changes.
"It's going to be a new experience for everyone. It's change, but we all got to get used to changes with the federal regulations on the kids. I think the food and everything looked nice," says Brenda Houser, the Food Service Manager at Arnold High School.
"I feel a lot more informed on what we're going into, and I think the children will like it. They offer a lot more than what we used to have," says Cindy Suggs, a food service employee.