C-CISD hires new food services director

By Beverly Cockrell

Debbie Hueske, C-CISD General Manager of Food ServicesCORRIGAN – Debbie Hueske is the new General Manager of Food Services for Corrigan-Camden ISD. She was hired at the end of the last school term replacing Josh Bain who took a position out of state. Both Hueske and Bain are employees of Southwest Foodservice Excellence ("SFE") which is the food service company with whom C-CISD contracts for PreK-12 child nutrition services.

Hueske was born and raised in Houston. Her parents owned a bakery, so from early on, food was an important part of her life. In 1998, she moved to Brenham with her husband and eventually worked for Brenham ISD in the food services department. In 2008, she moved to Livingston and was employed by Livingston ISD as the cafeteria manager for the junior high. When the position of General Manager became vacant late last school year at C-CISD, she was recommended for the position. She took the job which entails overseeing food services for the entire district. One might say she has one of the most important jobs at the district by making sure all our children are provided an opportunity for nutritious, well-balanced meals.

Hueske shared that she has three children, Matt, Toria, and Andy. She also has two stepchildren, Charlie and Taylor. Between them all, she has ten grandchildren. She commented that she recently babysat her newest grandchild who is three weeks old!

Hueske states that there is a major change in this year's breakfast program at C-C Elementary. It's called Breakfast in Classroom or "BIC".

"Beginning this school year, each and every student is offered a free breakfast in the classroom. They can eat all or nothing of this breakfast. If a student does not want a particular item, they can place it on what is called a "share table" and those students who may still be hungry can take more offerings. The PreK students will have this same Breakfast in Classroom but at a different time and with a different menu."

Both CCISD's junior high and high school campuses will continue the "Grab 'N Go" breakfast plan from last year.

"The junior high and high school will continue with the "Grab 'N Go" breakfast during their second period or 2.5 period. This breakfast option is free to all students. Junior high and high school students will still be offered breakfast prior to the start of class. Menus for all campuses will be out very soon," Hueske said.

As far as lunches, free lunches will be available as in the past for those who qualify. Otherwise, the prices and menus will vary according to the campus. Forms, menus, pricing and applications will be provided in registration packets.

Please welcome Debbie Hueske as our newest member of the C-CISD Family.