Director of Food Services
Phone: (815) 937-3707 ext. 6080
Degrees and Certifications:
The mission of BBCHS CAFÉ is to provide a place where students love to eat. We strive to incorporate a quality, nutritious, and cost efficient meal program that will encourage a lifetime of making healthy choices which is essential for students to reach their highest level of academic achievement and wellness.
The Child and Nutrition Program operates under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. We have a Food Service Director and Kitchen Manager who are Certified Food Safety Managers and 10 Food Service Professionals that are all certified food handlers. Each student will be offered the following food items daily: Milk-fat free or low fat (1%), fruit, vegetable, grains, and meat/meat alternative.
With the 2010 Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act mandate: school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:
- Less sodium
- More whole grains
- Fat-free or 1% milk(flavored milk must be fat-free)
- Wider variety of vegetables
- Larger servings of fruits and veggies
- Age-appropriate calorie limits
2021-2022 Meal Service Updates
This year, the state has authorized FREE lunch for ALL students!
Important Changes and Updates:
- Student ID's are required for all meal transactions
- All payments for any extra food is now to be paid online through myschoolbucks, linked here. Cafe staff will not take any cash payments, this includes alacarte. If needed, cash/check payments can be made to the front office but will need 24-28 hours to process.
- Free/Reduced applications are still required to be filled out every year even if meals are free, in order to get school fees waved. The application link can be found here or below.
BBCHS is an Equal Opportunities Provider
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complain Form, (AD-3027) found online here, at any USDA office, or white a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, or email.
U.S Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410