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    Seattle Public Schools Welcomes Aaron Smith as the New Director of Nutrition Services
    Posted on 12/05/2018
    Aaron Smith smiles for a photo

    Seattle Public Schools Welcomes Aaron Smith as the New Director of Nutrition Services

    We are pleased to announce we have filled the position of director of nutrition services and welcome Aaron Smith to the Seattle Public Schools team! This critical position oversees over 17,250 student lunches and 6,400 breakfasts each day and adheres to the highest level of national nutrition standards and provides many locally sourced fruits, vegetables, and beans daily.

    Aaron is a Le Cordon Bleu chef and joins us from Tennessee where he worked as assistant director of nutrition services for the Hamilton County Department of Education for more than two years. While there, Aaron identified areas to increase efficiency within nutrition services and collaborated with other departments and community organizations in Chattanooga to promote healthy eating.

    Aaron has a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Illinois State University and received his culinary arts/chef training at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Chicago. His culinary and management experience includes a background in marketing, and his career path has also included positions as executive chef, cook, culinary manager, kitchen manager, nutrition services department manager, community outreach specialist, and Google product specialist.

    “I’m looking forward to getting to know the communities and the people of Seattle,” Smith said. “One of my main focuses will be improving food quality for breakfast, lunch and catering. Seattle students and staff deserve the best and it’s my job to make that happen.”

    During Superintendent Juneau’s Listen and Learn Tour, we heard from many students, families, and community members that school meals and nutrition are important areas of improvement for our schools. We look forward to the extensive professional background and expertise that Aaron brings to our schools and nutrition services.

    Read more about nutrition services at Seattle Public Schools.