Oklahoma schools revamp lunch menu
Tulsa Union Public Schools has doubled its food budget in the last four years to improve the quality of cooking.
TULSA, Oklahoma—To quote Chef Emeril Legasse, more and more school districts are "kicking it up a notch" when it comes to their cafeteria programs. One example is Tulsa Union Public Schools.
In the last four and a half years, Union's food budget has doubled- from a little over $4 million, to over $8 million. A portion of that money has been dedicated to improving the quality of the cooking.
The reign of the lunch ladies is coming to an end in Union Public Schools. After decades of school cafeteria supremacy, they're often being replaced by chefs.