Chartwells gives PBHS cafeteria $100k facelift | Community Spirit
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Chartwells School Dining Services has invested $100,000 at Poplar Bluff High School, transforming the Student Center into the company’s flagship cafeteria in the region, according to executives.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, August 27, at the Student Center to celebrate the upgrade.
Changes include the reconfiguration of the serving area for improved flow and enhanced food display, the addition of the Casa Amigos station featuring Mexican menu items, better lighting and a new paint scheme.
“This is non-tax money and not reserves,” explained Paul Stolle, Chartwells resident district manager. “It’s a gift from Chartwells because of our longstanding relationship.”
In appreciation of the 25-year partnership with the R-I school system, Chartwells included the renovation in its bid proposal approved by the Board of Education during the monthly meeting in March.
Chartwells Regional Vice President Bruce Norman stated that the cafeteria would serve as a “showcase” for other Southeast Missouri schools considering doing business with the food service program.
A sector of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Compass Group, Chartwells provides dining services for over 550 public and private schools nationwide.
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