We are Power Up Café

Credits: CFISD Cinema and Cy-Fair Nutrition Services.


Our Vision

Quality – Service - Accountability

The Nutrition Services Department is guided by three core values:

  1. We will provide a quality dining experience with a variety of nutritious options. Each menu item will be properly prepared and served in an appealing fashion. All menu items will be evaluated for nutritional content, taste, customer preference, regulatory compliance and financial affordability.

  2. Customer service will be a priority at all of our facilities. Everyone will be greeted with a smile and treated with respect.

  3. Accountability will be demonstrated by:
    1. Operating each facility efficiently.
    2. Complying with all regulations.
    3. Anticipating and responding to campus needs to support student education.

Our stakeholders include students, parents, employees, school staff, and taxpayers. These stakeholders deserve a quality nutrition services experience with excellent service that maintains accountability. We will deliver that experience.


About Us

The Nutrition Services Department is one of the largest support services departments in the District with over 1,200 employees. Our staff prepares and serves over 113,000 breakfasts and lunches daily, a total of about 20 million meals per year, at all 89 of our campuses.

In addition to our 89 campuses, our department operates a 50,000 square foot central production facility where food is sent out to the schools to prepare meals each day. Our production center prepares menu items such as chili, spaghetti sauce and taco meat from scratch, and bakes fresh whole grain rolls, cinnamon rolls and kolaches.

The Nutrition Services Department operates under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. These programs are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) at the state level. All of our food and beverages served meet strict federal guidelines from the USDA and TDA. We employee several registered dietitians, food and nutrition professionals and staff that help ensure our meals meet these guidelines.

We are self-funded and do not receive funds from local property taxes. We receive federal reimbursement and earn revenue to paying for all of our departmental expenses.

We are PowerUp Café!


Food Production Center Contacts

Darin Crawford
Director, Food Service
281-897-4542

Julio Mendez
Assistant Director, Purchasing
281-897-4543

Lisa Colbert, RD
Assistant Director, Nutrition
281-897-4540

Suzy Hunter, MS
Assistant Director, Human Resources
281-897-3808
Brent Trudeau
Executive Chef & Production Manager 
281-897-4554

Chelsea Aitken, RD
Buyer
281-517-6552

Emmy Durand, MPH, RD
Nutrition Education Coordinator
281-807-8138

Katie Barckholtz, MPH, RD, LD
Marketing and Special Diet Coordinator
281-517-2031

 

Field Supervisors

Jackie Boonseethong
281-897-4555

SCHOOLS: 
Elementary
Birkes
Pope
Postma
Rennell
Warner
Wells
Woodard
Middle School
Anthony
Aragon
Smith
High School
Bridgeland
Cy Ranch

Simone Espindola
281-897-4551

SCHOOLS: 
Elementary
Danish 
Francone
Gleason
Hancock
Matzke 
Millsap 
Moore
Willbern
Yeager
Middle School
Bleyl
Campbell 
SAC
Windfern 
High School
Cy Falls 

Jessica Hernandez, RD, LD
281-897-1319

SCHOOLS: 
Elementary
Hoover
Horne
Jowell
Lieder
Metcalf
Tipps
Wilson 
Middle School
ALC -West
Kahla
Truitt
Watkins
High School
Cy Lakes
Langham Creek

Priscilla Maldonado
281-517-2177

SCHOOLS: 
Elementary
Hamilton
Black 
Farney
A. Robison
Ault 
Keith
Swenke
Sampson
Middle School
Hamilton MS 
Goodson 
Spillane 
Salyards 
High School
Cy Woods 

Becca Qian, RD, LD
281-807-8929

SCHOOLS: 
Elementary
Andre
Duryea
Emery
Hemmenway
M. Robinson
McFee
Sheridan
Walker
Middle School
Hopper
Rowe
Thornton
High School
Cy Park
Cy Springs

Sam Schaffer, MPH, RD, LD
281-517-2864

SCHOOLS: 
Elementary
Adam
Copeland
Emmott
Fiest
Holmsley
Lamkin
Lowery
Owens
Middle School
Arnold
Labay
High School
Cy Creek
Cy Fair

Michelle Voelkel, MS, RD, LD
281-897-4545

SCHOOLS: 
Elementary
Bane
Bang
Frazier
Hairgrove
Holbrook
Kirk
Lee
Post
Reed 
Middle School
Cook
Dean
High School
Cy Ridge
Jersey Village

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