AISD Food Service Star: Alma Andrade

 
As we wrap up Food Service Worker Appreciation Week at Austin ISD, we are proud to introduce our very first Food Service Star.  Food Service Star recognizes employees who go above and beyond their daily job requirements to ensure their kitchen is providing nutritious, appetizing meals that promote health, well-being and learning.
 
Alma Andrade, Café Manager at Eastside Memorial High School, has been named our first Food Service Star.  Alma has been with Austin ISD for 21 years. During the 2016-17 school year, Alma and her team have worked together to increase their student meal participation by 8%, even after campus scheduling moved from two lunch periods to one.
 
As a longtime dedicated employee, Alma says serving the students at Eastside is what she enjoys best about her job.  Alma’s favorite school lunch menu item is chicken enchiladas.  Outside of work, Alma enjoys traveling and listening to music.  The best advice that Alma has ever received is demonstrated in her work each day, “Stay focused and be positive.”
 
Congratulations Alma on being the first Austin ISD Food Service Star!