Lakeside School District has just raised the bar in school lunches.
Lakeside schools were introduced to a new culinary program for their school lunches this past Wednesday, Sept. 4.
The Lakeside cafeteria staff, along with Superintendent Dr. Billy Adams, have been working with a company called K-12 Culinary Connection in an effort to increase the nutritional aspect of the school lunch programs.
This effort covers both Lakeside cafeterias and the Eudora Elementary School cafeteria.
K-12 Culinary Connection is owned and operated by Chef Justin Mills, a former Army cook who used his GI Bill to attend culinary school. His company now serves 22 school districts in Arkansas.
Wednesday’s meal gave the kids a choice between a Bistro Burger and Smokehouse Pizza. Sides included a salad bar with fruit selections.
Mills and his staff spent several weeks teaching the cafeteria workers new recipes and procedures to ensure that the kids get nutritious and tasty meals.
K-12 Culinary will also be continuing the support to the schools as they progress forward.