We wanted to pass along this podcast episode in memory of Philando Castile. Castile was a Cafeteria Supervisor in Saint Paul, MN. You may recall that he was shot by police during a traffic stop earlier this year. Passing on this podcast, Inside School Food, because it’s great memorandum of him and provides some insight into the very important role cafeteria staff play.
Castile’s school was a pioneer in farm-to-school, cook from scratch kitchens, “choice bars” featuring Minnesota grown produce and connections with community farmers. As a Cafeteria Supervisor he had the dynamic role of being responsible for managing food allergies, ordering and receiving, cooking and preparing fresh food and keeping the food services environment safe and clean, as well as providing customer service and crowd control.