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High school culinary students showcase their creations

April 11, 2024
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By Students 4 Students Showcase The By Students 4 Students (BS4S) program in Arlington ISD is exactly how it sounds.   “Our students are the customers,” said Arlington ISD executive director of food services David Lewis.   And in this case, they’re the masterminds behind the menu, too!   That’s why culinary classes from four…

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lunches - Martin student try new menu items developed by students and Aziz Kobty of Prince Lebanese Grill

Student-created lunches hit Arlington ISD cafeteria menus

September 22, 2023
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School lunches rise to a new level Pizza used to be the highlight in school cafeterias. But not in the Arlington ISD anymore. Options like chicken carnita burritos, a blackened chicken mozzarella sandwich and Prince Lebanese’s wings grace the menu this year. Those popular choices are just three menu options created by high school culinary…

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Arlington ISD food services will serve 8.5 million meals this year

May 11, 2023
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Thank you, food services School lunch. Sounds simple, right? Wrong. Not when you’re serving millions of meals a year. And it’s not just lunch. There is breakfast for thousands every day, too. Food and nutrition services in the Arlington ISD is a massive operation run by a dedicated team of professionals. How massive? Consider these…

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Watch Facebook Live with Martin culinary students

March 24, 2023
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Martin Culinary Students cook with Aziz Kobty We’re coming to you live with Anita Foster from a busy culinary classroom at James Martin High School as the students are preparing the latest By Students 4 Students dishes under the guidance of Arlington ISD executive director of food and nutrition services David Lewis. In addition to…

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Next Level Chef - Preston Nguyen

Former student competes on Next Level Chef with Gordon Ramsey

February 16, 2023
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Next Level Chef premiered after Super Bowl You’ve probably heard of former Arlington ISD student Preston Nguyen, the 19-year-old chef taking the culinary industry by storm. Well, now he’s taking his skills to new heights on Gordon Ramsay’s hit television show Next Level Chef. The show premiered Sunday after the Super Bowl, so Nguyen hosted…

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Recipes - Prince Lebanese Grill owner creates new recipes for school menus

Prince Lebanese Grill owner creates new recipes for school lunches

February 14, 2023
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Recipes are tasty and healthy  Aziz Kobty wasn’t the healthiest eater when he was a student at Martin High School. “Martin High School had two Chick-fil-A sandwiches for five bucks and I would destroy that thing,” Kobty said. “Then the chicken tenders and the pizza. I wouldn’t eat healthy at all. Why would I do…

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National School Lunch Week - new chicken carnita bowls

Arlington ISD Celebrates School Lunch Week

October 19, 2022
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National School Lunch Week Arlington ISD is known for being innovative, and it proves it time and again, from the classroom to the cafeteria. And sometimes, the innovation comes from both working together. That was proved this week with the launch of a new dish to highlight National School Lunch Week. National School Lunch Week…

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Bowie's culinary students make sandwich added to cafeteria menu

Bowie Culinary Students’ Recipe Makes Its Way into the Cafeteria

August 30, 2022
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Ask and it shall be given. Culinary with Amber Craven The saying is true for Amber Craven’s culinary arts class at Bowie High School. You might remember them from May when the class hosted a taste testing for Arlington ISD Superintendent Dr. Marcelo Cavazos and food and nutrition services director David Lewis. Now, their delicious…

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Arlington Isd Will Serve Free Meals for Local Children This Summer

May 31, 2022
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Summer meals This summer, Arlington ISD will connect children 18 and younger and enrolled students with disabilities up to 21 years old with healthy, no-cost summer meals. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition program administered in the Lone Star State by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). For…

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