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Carol Aydelotte Leland & Gray 2015

Q: How long have you been working in school kitchens?
A:  I have been cooking for students for 8 1/2 years

Q: What is your favorite kitchen gadget for processing local food?
A:  A zester!

Q: What is your favorite vegetable?
A: It’s hard to narrow down so I have to go with Spinach, garlic and onions.

Q: On average how many meals do you produce per day?
A: We serve about 360 a day.

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: My favorite part of my job has to be the appreciation I get from the students and staff at Leland and Gray and the support The Abbey Group has given me to put out creative, healthy food!

Q: Anything else you’d like us to know about your program?
A: I love working for The Abbey Group, they are so passionate about quality and purchasing local. Also I am excited to start using the produce coming from the Leland and Gray Garden!