Welcome to the MLS Dining Hall! As a staff we strive to provide all of our students, faculty and staff with tasty, nutritious meals and snacks. Whether it is educating students on varied sources of lean protein, or changing recipes to eliminate common allergens, we are available to guide students through our daily menu offerings to help them select items that will allow them to achieve their maximum potential on the athletic field and in the classroom.
As the school year has commenced, we have begun a series of aggressive changes to improve the overall quality of the dining experience at MLS. One of the most important differences has been a focus on utilizing better ingredients to achieve an improved final product. To help accomplish this, we have reached out to various local businesses and farmers to bring in fresh produce, meats, and bakery items. Other improvements have been achieved through menu innovation, while other goals have been met through some systemic changes and training.
The past decade has brought about an increase in food sensitivities and allergies across our nation and world. To ensure the safety of our students and staff with dietary concerns, we are actively researching and replacing items on our menu that have common allergens. In cases where a substitution is not practical, we will provide an alternate, comparable item such as lactose-free milk, nut-free desserts, gluten-free breads and pasta. In addition to having worked as a dietary assistant in a hospital, I have recently become ServSafe Allergen Certified. If anyone has any medically-based dietary concerns, please bring them to my attention as soon as possible.
Despite nearly 20 years of experience in the food service industry in restaurant and institutional settings, I am always looking to continue to learn and grow my culinary knowledge. If you have any menu ideas, suggestions, or even recipes from home that you would like us to try, please let us know.