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
 
Simone Espindola ​​​​​
Assistant Director, Logistics
281-897-4551
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

Adam
Birkes
Hancock
Matzke
Pope
Postma
Rennell
Warner
Wells
Woodard
Yeager

Middle 
Anthony
Aragon
Bleyl
Smith

High
Bridgeland
Cy Creek
Cy Ranch

 

Jessica Hernandez, RD, LD
281-897-1319

SCHOOLS: 
Elementary

Copeland
Fiest
Gleason
Holmsley
Hoover
Horne
Jowell
Lieder
Metcalf
Tipps
Willbern
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
Lamkin
Millsap 
Moore
Swenke
Sampson

Middle
Hamilton MS 
Goodson 
Labay
Spillane 
Salyards ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

High
Cy-Fair
Cy Woods 

Becca Qian, RD, LD
281-807-8929

SCHOOLS: 
Elementary

Andre
Duryea
Emery
Francone
Hemmenway
Lowery
M. Robinson
McFee
Owens
Sheridan
Walker

Middle
Hopper
Rowe
Thornton

High 
Cy Park
Cy Springs
SAC
The Brautigam Center

 

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

SCHOOLS: 
Elementary

Bane
Bang
Danish 
Emmott
Frazier
Hairgrove
Holbrook
Kirk
Lee
Post
Reed 

Middle 
Arnold
Campbell 
Cook
Dean​​​​​​​

High 
Cy Falls
Cy Ridge
Jersey Village
 

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