Category Archives: CA-Alameda

Alameda’s Denise Langowski

DENISE LANGOWSKI, Central Cooking Kitchen Manager, Alameda Unified School District, Alameda, CA Origin: San Francisco, CA Denise has spent most of her life in Alameda, where she works, but her family background is a diverse as California itself. “One grandfather … Continue reading

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Alameda’s India Chandler Advocates for Healthy Foods

INDIA CHANDLER, Manager, Food and Nutrition Services, The Academy of Alameda (Charter School), Alameda Unified School District, Alameda, CA Origin: Indonesia India Chandler’s mother never allowed her to cook. When she came to this country 32 years ago, she recalls, … Continue reading

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Alameda’s Diane Laviolette – The Hand That Feeds Them

DIANE LAVIOLETTE, KITCHEN MANAGER, Encinal High School/ Junior Jets Middle School Alameda Unified School District, Alameda, CA Origin: Alameda Diane, a 17-year veteran of Food and Nutrition Services at Alameda Unified School District, and prior to that, 20 years at … Continue reading

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“RC” Curva Sets Fresh Vision, Makeover, for CA’s Alameda USD School Lunch

Happy National School Lunch Week to all. This week we begin a feature on Alameda Unified School District in the San Francisco Bay Area. Alameda, California Rafaelita “RC” Curva, pictured left, is Alameda Unified School District’s new director of Food … Continue reading

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Alameda’s James Assia – Operations Manager

JAMES ASSIA, Operations Manager for Food and Nutrition Services, Alameda Unified School District, Alameda, CA Origin: Albany, CA James is more than an operations manager who works directly with the warehouse manager and orders for the schools. He also goes out … Continue reading

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