Speaker Spotlight

Sharon Schaefer, SNS
Trained Chef Turned Proud School Lunch Lady

In your opinion, what are the three most important trends and issues impacting school nutrition professionals today?

  • Food trucks.
  • Customization.
  • Technology.

All make your program unique and draw in new customers. They are also extremely fun!

Give us a sneak peek of what you have planned for ANC! What sessions are you leading during ANC?

  • Pre-Conference Session: Training Your Palate: Discover the Power of Flavor at the Culinary Institute of America
  • How to Feed the Teenage Brain
  • Cooking demos and other hands-on menu solutions on the exhibit floor

What are you most excited for at ANC 2016?
I am so excited to connect with attendees from around the country. I relish celebrating all the great work already being done in schools and am passionate about sharing solutions for the challenges we all still face.
General Sessions have been a favorite of mine for years. I’m the one that always tears up at the tender points of the talks...

One fun fact most attendees don’t know about you:
Before I attended culinary school I moved to Costa Rica and tried my hand at being a surfer. I ended up working in the coffee plantations and local restaurants to make ends meet and still have a love of the country's food and culture.

Where can attendees keep up with you and learn more?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChefSharonSNS
Website: www.hilanddairy.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evolutionofthelunchlady
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-schaefer-sns-7304638
Blog: https://chefsharonschaefer.wordpress.com

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