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Café Staff Goes Above and Beyond
Rachel Freeman, communications/website manager

During this time of increased attention toward health and hygiene, the staff of Nueva café services partner Epicurean have gone above and beyond to ensure food service continues with healthy and delicious meals. And they’ve done this all on very short notice. 

“The café staff was terrifically responsive in accommodating the school’s shared plan to have an even more hygienic and healthy serving environment,” said Associate Head of School Terry Lee. “I have been impressed by the quantity and staffing to support good service.”

“The way they serve us food is just so open and nice,” junior Alex P. said. 

Among the changes the café staff made this week includes pre-packaging sandwich and salad ingredients, as well bread for toast on San Mateo campus. Milk is put in single-serve containers each morning, and hot food is plated and served by staff, who wear disposable gloves as part of their normal practice for food safety. 

Epicurean General Manager Erika Suttles reflected after the first day of service in this new reality, “Kids were giggly and faculty were appreciative.”

Said junior Grace H., “They have really shown an incredible amount of dedication and care, and they have been so willing to help us continue to feel safe. It is genuinely incredible the amount of precision and time, as well as the level of care, they have exhibited as they made these changes on such short notice. For them to adapt like this in service to our community is amazing.”



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