Thursday, November 17, 2011

Beef and bean burrito

Today we served beef and bean burrito for the first time. They look identical to our regular bean and cheese burrito so I did not
bother with a picture. The reason that we strayed from our regular bean and cheese burrito is we wanted to liven things up a bit and try something different.

I am always asked by students, "why can't we have meat and cheese together." So I would like to explain to those parents and students who do not know about kosher rules and how they apply to the lunch program.

So the most important kosher rule in the lunch program is no pork, or shellfish. There are other things to avoid but pork and shellfish are really the only things that I would come into contact with.

The next kosher rule and the most confusing to students is no meat and dairy products served on the same plate.

We realize that most students at McGillis do not eat a kosher diet, but we really believe that it is important to serve lunch in a way that is accessible to all. We accommodate students with allergies to nuts and dairy, even gluten. Myself and one other lunch employee consider ourselves vegetarian. There are at least four vegetarian students at McGillis. So options are available daily.

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