Work starts at 5:15 a.m. when it is your responsibility to make sure that 600 plus students and faculty are fed, provided with healthy snacks, and all food allergies are avoided. Just a normal day for Debbie McQuitty, the Food Services Manager over both campuses. We caught up with Debbie to learn a little bit about what she likes to do when she isn’t “covered up” in food…literally!
Q: Tell us what a typical day for you looks like. I don’t think most people know the extent of your job. How long have you been at Ensworth?
A: A typical day at Ensworth is arriving at 5:15 a.m. Checking in vendors and doing a list of prep for our steam tables(hot bars) and tea. I then move on to helping the staff put up vendor merchandise. After that, I prep dessert. Depending on the day, I will also have an extent of paper work to do. By 11 a.m. we are beginning to serve three lunch groups, then we clean up. I have been at Ensworth for 10 years.
Q: Out of all the great options the cafeteria provides, what seems to be the favorite student selection and what is the favorite teacher choice?
A: Students seem to love popcorn chicken and breakfast for lunch days. The teachers favorite selections vary between turkey and dressing, homemade turkey chili, and chicken fillet.
Q: If you could add one item of your choosing, regardless of budget to the menu, what would it be?
A: I would add another seafood selection such as popcorn lobster.
Q: What do you like to do when you aren’t at Ensworth?
A: When I am not at Ensworth, I like to spend time with family and friends and help at my church. I also like to work on giving my home a “facelift”.
Q: If you could change places with someone for a day, who would it be and why?
A: If I could change places with someone for one day, it would have to be a Christian artist such as Amy Grant. I would love to be able to pour my heart out with lyrics.
Q: Choose someone from the High School campus you would like to see featured on the blog next.
A: Angela Pursely