New Hampshire high school's new director adds new lunch options

New items at Winnacunnet High School include cider-glazed chicken, pulled pork tacos and more.

Jan. 2—It's a week after Thanksgiving and the students at Winnacunnet High School are having their second helping. For their $2.50, they are getting a healthy helping of turkey, drizzled with gravy, over stuffing, mashed potatoes and green beans.

"Bigger than pizza day," says Chef Jim McAden to Food Service Director Ryan Costigan, who is sitting in his office connected to the school's kitchen.

"Are you going to have enough?" Costigan asks.

McAden nods. "The line's longer than pizza day," he repeats.

"I guess they do want turkey, then," Costigan says.

Costigan and McAden are new this year to the Winnacunnet kitchen. Both of them have extensive backgrounds as chefs in catering and restaurants, and Costigan prides himself on the creative offerings that background allows him to offer to the students.

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