Confessions of Lyman Graham

Lyman Graham wants to dine with Jesus and loves steak and potatoes.

Lyman Graham, foodservice director for the Roswell Independent School District, Carlsbad Municipal Schools and Dexter Consolidated Schools in New Mexico, wants to travel to Alaska, to lose his accent and to visit the celebrations at the end of World War II.

Q. What is the best part of your job?

Changing children’s lives.

Q. What is the worst part of your job?

Too many government regulations.

Q. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?

Increasing participation.

Q. What is the most unusual foodservice/catering request you have ever received?

Calf fries (fried testicals).

Q. If you weren't in foodservice what would you be doing?

Full-time ministry.

Q. Which talent would you most like to have?

To play an instrument and sing.

Q. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Lose my accent and pot belly.

Q. What is your greatest fear?

I don’t really live in fear.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

My wife.

Q. What is your favorite meal?

Good steak and potatoes.

Q. What is your "guilty pleasure?"

Drinking Dr. Pepper and eating chocolate.

Q. What will people always find in your refrigerator?

Butter and eggs.

Q. What food fad do you wish had never started?

Fat free and low salt.

Q. What do you consider to be the most overrated foodservice trend?

Healthy fast food.

Q. Read the book or see the movie?

See the movie.

Q. Are you a morning or evening person?

Morning.

Q. What are your words to live by?

This too will come to pass.

Q. If you had a time machine what historical event or era would you visit?

Celebrations at the end of World War II.
 

Q. What do you value most in a friend?

Communication and love.
 

Q. What would be your dream vacation?

A cruise/trip to Alaska.
 

Q. If you could eat dinner with anyone living or dead, who would it be?

The living Jesus.
 

Q. What is your most treasured possession?

My family’s love.
 

Q. What activity is at the top of your bucket list?

Enjoying life to the fullest.
 

Q. Who is your favorite celebrity chef?

Paula Deen.