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Dave Cortez has joined Discovery Montessori School in the summer of 2019 to work as our school chef.  He has organized and helped improve the church kitchen to function as our school kitchen for preparing our snacks and school lunch.  He plans menus and welcomes input from our families.  His pattern of weekly menus have grown in popularity as he customizes to the palate of the children.  His recipes for oatmeal and mac & cheese have been requested by children for their families.

Dave has had experience and training in local specialty restaurants and at Aegis Living as their pastry chef.  Additionally, he served a few years as the school cook for Sweet Pea Cottage until it closed.  We are fortunate to have him available and engaged as our own chef.  His care and consideration for the varied diets of our school children makes school lunch accessible to all.

Additionally, Dave has managed our Lunch with Moms and Dads week long events and hosted our New Friends Day families.