Category Archives: CA-Los Angeles

Darryl W. Graves, Sr., LAUSD Food Services Manager

DARRYL W. GRAVES, SR., FOOD SERVICES MANAGER WESTCHESTER ENRICHMENT SCIENCE MAGNET SCHOOL, LAUSD LOS ANGLES, CA Origin: Natchez, Mississippi Darryl Graves, who’s been cooking for 31 years, is an accomplished chef whose resume includes everything from fine dining to hospitals, … Continue reading

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Los Angeles, California

The mega-city of Los Angeles, the heart of Los Angeles County, is built upon the foundations of El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles, “The City of Our Lady Queen of the Angels”, founded in 1781 by … Continue reading

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Navaseia ‘Nava’ Belle, LAUSD Food Services Manager

NAVASEIA ‘NAVA’ BELLE, FOOD SERVICES MANAGER JORDAN HIGH SCHOOL (WATTS), LAUSD LOS ANGELES, CA Origin: Born in Los Angeles, roots are Arkansas and Louisiana Nava learned cooking at her grandmother’s side, “and she’s a really great cook. She’s 85 now, … Continue reading

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Bob Gottlieb: Why the School Cafeteria Staff Can Be So Important

Robert Gottlieb is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles.  Ann first started working with Bob 12 years ago on improving school food, and met with … Continue reading

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