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Fourth grader writes letter to School Lunch ManagerZachary Lapomarede with Chef Andrew

April 4, 2013

Zachary Lapomarede, a fourth grader in Colleen Belgiovene’s class, recently wrote his concerns about having a pretzel for lunch in a letter to Chef Andrew Yeomans, School Lunch Manager.

His letter stated:

Dear Andrew Yeomans,
Hot Pretzels are NOT lunch, it is a snack.
From Zachary

Chef Andrew replied to Zachary’s letter to express why he served the pretzels and to let him know that he was experimenting with the menu. He also applauded Zachary for writing the letter. “Take a bow, young Zachary. Your speaking up about something you believed has helped make a change for the better!”

In return, Chef Andrew also visited Zachary at Cooke Elementary School and presented him with a chef’s hat.

Photo: Chef Andrew Yeomans presents Zachary with a chef's hat.