A Letter to SBISD Families from Chris Kamradt,
I’m very proud to be the leader of such a great group of people who feed and care for the students and community of Spring Branch ISD!
I began in this industry back in 1993 and I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed every, single minute of it. School Food Service is the BEST job in the world for many reasons: it's important work, the best people in the world are here, and the results are immediate. When you take the time to meet your customer, provide them with a high quality meal, and then see the smile, the appreciation, and the satisfaction on their face….there’s simply nothing more important or more satisfying!
A little about myself: although I was born near Dallas I grew-up in Midland, TX. I’m a proud graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management. After college, I've worked in just about every segment in the food service industry, but found my calling in school food service and have never looked back. Over the years, I’ve been honored to continue my education - formally and informally - with some of the best industry leaders and service professionals in the field.
Although the business of school nutrition is quite complicated, my personal philosophy is simple: greet every customer and provide a quality meal. The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are extraordinarily complex and there are some rather cumbersome steps that must happen ‘behind the scenes’ in order to get the food to our customers, but I pledge that we always do our best to ensure that those burdens never thwart your enjoyment of the food experience we offer.
If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly - I'm here for you!
- Bachelors of Science, Texas Tech University, May 1991
- School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) accreditation
- Georgetown University "Executive Management Program" graduate, March 2012 and 2019
- Certified Level 3, School Nutrition Association
- City of Houston Health Department certified
- "ServSafe" certified
- Certified Level 7, Texas School Nutrition Association
- Public Policy and Legislation Committee Member, School Nutrition Association, 2010- Present
- Public Policy and Legislation Chair, Texas School Nutrition Association, 2013-2015
- Public Policy and Legislation member, Texas School Nutrition Association, 2008-2015
- "Trendsetter," School Nutrition Association, 2009 to 2015
- Food Service Committee, Texas Association of School Business Officials, 2007 to 2011
- School Nutrition Advisory Committee, Region 4 Education Service Center, 2006 to Present
- Many times member of various local, State, and National professional committees
- Many times instructor for Texas School Nutrition Association, School Nutrition Association, and Texas Association of School Business Officials
- Park at Glen Arbor Homeowners Association Member, 2007-2008
- Park at Glen Arbor Homeowners Association President, 2008-2011
- Park at Glen Arbor Homeowners Association Architectural Review Committee Member, 2010 to Present
Meet the Director
I have 35,000 children.
Some are Gifted and Talented
Some struggle with learning
Some are athletes
Some are not
Some are well fed
Others won’t come to the table I set for them
Some want to be President of the United States
Some just want a safe place to sleep at night
For some of them, I might be the only smiling face they see that day
Others don’t want to even see me today
But I will be there for them
I have 35,000 sons and daughters
All I want is for my kids to have a better life than I’ve had.
I want them to feel loved
I will make them feel safe
Most importantly, I want them to all know that I care
I need them to know that I’m there for them
For their nutritional needs
For their educational needs
For their emotional needs
I have 35,000 kids who depend on me
I will not fail them…not one.
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