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School Foodservice Operator of the Month: Gitta Grether-Sweeny, MS, RDN and Anya Friday, RDN
School Foodservice Operators of the Month: Gitta Grether-Sweeny, MS, RDN and Anya Friday, RDN
District: Portland Public Schools
Number of students served: 31,000 meals each day for breakfast and lunch
Favorite Potato Recipes:
In honor of ANC, we’re throwing it back to 2016 when we first met the folks at Portland Public Schools (PPS) Nutrition Services. Gitta and Anya are pros when it comes to serving potato dishes their students enjoy! Gitta’s favorite way to put spuds on her menu is simple, effective and totally delicious – fresh oven roasted potato wedges (get our recipe for perfectly roasted wedges here). She serves these with a classic hamburger made with locally sourced beef. Anya is a fan of creating flavorful baked potatoes topped with chili, cheese, and roasted vegetables.
Fun Fact: PPS puts a huge emphasis on purchasing locally sourced food for their operation. Over 36% of the PPS food purchases come from local farmers and producers.