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School Foodservice

School Foodservice Operator of the Month: Betsy Woolridge

Q1 2019

Operator of the Month: Betsy Woolridge
Title: Nutrition Specialist II, Menu Planning
School District: Dallas Independent School District
Number of Students Served: Breakfast meals: about 90,000-100,000 daily. Lunch Meals: about 110,00-120,000 daily.
Potato Recipe: Ultimate Hash Brown Breakfast Taco
The recipe that we have chosen to incorporate into our menu this year is the Ultimate Hash Brown Breakfast Burrito. Although, we slightly changed the recipe to cross-utilize products that are already in our menu. Our new recipe is called Ultimate Hash Brown Breakfast Taco. This entrée is going to be served at breakfast every Friday at a select few High Schools that are moving toward a more traditional breakfast line and moving away from BIC style breakfast. We chose to use this recipe because it ranked very favorable during our taste test. Out of 105 students tested, 96% liked it!!

Hash Browns, Mashers, Wedges Oh My! Dallas ISD Students Select Their Favorite Potato Recipe. 

Potatoes USA’s recent trip to Dallas Independent School District was a hit thanks to a stellar team of student chefs, child nutrition staff, and of course, hundreds of hungry students! From the 4 recipe samples, there was a clear favorite. The Ultimate Hash Brown Breakfast Burrito took first place with students, with many coming back for seconds and thirds of this creative dish. Dallas ISD found a creative way to make this dish their own! They now serve the Ultimate Hash Brown Breakfast Taco to their high school students at breakfast time and the students love it.

It’s so easy to take a leaf out of Dallas ISD’s book and transform a recipe to fit your student’s preferences, it can be as simple as changing one ingredient!

The students at Dallas ISD also sampled Buffalo Chicken Loaded Baked Potato, Homestyle Mashed Potato Bowl, and Taco Tater Rockets.

Are you interested in hosting Potatoes USA for a fun and food-filled day of recipe testing? If your school fits the bill, contact [email protected] for more information.


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