Message from the Director

Nutrition Services is well into the planning for the 2019-2020 school year. Staff development days for August are set and we encourage you to check out the calendar below to see where you are going and what you are doing for the new school year.A letter with a schedule explaining everything you ever wanted to know about training and preparations for school was mailed in July. We are very excited to kick off the 2019-2020 school year with our calendar menu More Than Just a School Lunch! We have many new menu items that we know our students will be anxious to try! Be sure to congratulate Kat Rose, Manager at Dove Elementary, for being honored as our Nutrition Services Employee of the Year! Also, we have worked diligently over the summer to prepare for the return of our students and staff, in doing so we have several new team members. So, please make sure to welcome all of our new employees to the team. We sincerely hope you had a wonderful, happy and safe summer with your family. We look forward to seeing all of you in the fall for the new school year.

Best Regards,


More than just a school lunch...

2019-2020 Employee Letters and Work Day Calendars:

Now Hiring! - If you know someone who would like to join our fantastic team,tell them to go to visit the GCISD Employment page and put in an application. Help us get the word out!

Employee Guidelines for a Great Workplace (English/Spanish )


Guidelines for Managers 2019-2020


Message from your Dietitian

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

We are so ready to kick off the new school year. This July,  we welcomed the newest member of the Nutrition Services Admin team, Jason Aronen, our new Chef and Culinary Trainer. Jason will be instrumental in helping us enhance many current recipes as well as in the development of new recipes. This school year we will feature a harvest of the month each month on the menu. Items will include locally and regionally sourced items like Texas Grapefruit and Button Mushrooms. We are also excited to announce the start of Literary Lunches. Beginning this September, we will feature a special book and a themed menu to go with it periodically throughout the school year. Students (one per grade level) with the lucky tray marked with a sticker will win the featured book that day. There are many fun and excited things happening this school year, we look forward to seeing everyone out in the schools!

2019-2020 Calendar Menu

New Menu Items:
Sunshine Carrots
Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich
BBQ Meatballs and Garlic Toast
Roasted Butternut Squash
Fresh Fruit Salsa
Pizza Munchable
Chicken Fajitas
Cauliflower Rice
Buffalo Cauliflower
Cheesy Breadsticks and Marinara
Bistro Box
Homemade Pickle Chips
Chicken & Waffles
Chicken Taquitos
Beef Enchiladas w/Queso
Pancake Tacos
Fresh Fruit Cone


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