JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – Jamestown Public School District has appointed a new Director of Food Services, Scott Johnson beginning on June 30th.
Staff at JPS are ‘thrilled’ about Johnson joining the team, with Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Brittnay Spry stating “This will greatly benefit our community by providing healthy meals for our students at Jamestown Public Schools.”
Johnson has over 20 years of experience, previously serving as Director of Food Services and Nutrition for the Warren County School District, manager of food service at the Hadley House, kitchen manager at Wing City Grill, executive chef at the Bemus Point Inn, and kitchen supervisor at Tanglewood Manor.
“I believe we can make a great impact on improving school meals and increasing meal participation as a team.
Breakfast and lunch is an important part of our students’ day providing them with key nutrients they need to grow and support their educational development. My goal is to make each cafe a fun experience for all students to enjoy by providing new menu items while offering several exciting promotions throughout the school year,” said Johnson.
Officials with JPS are unable to disclose if the staffing change took place in conjunction with cafeterias in the district striking health code violations, stating “The district does take its food service quality very seriously, but we are unable to comment on specific information regarding personnel matters.”