Jen MadiaK-5 School Chef

    This year will be my 8th year working at Tapestry feeding all of our hungry kiddos.  I am our K-5 School Chef and I absolutely love the daily challenges I face experimenting with new recipes and encouraging our students to try new, homemade and sometimes unfamiliar dishes.  Although I do not have children of my own, I consider myself fortunate to be able to spend my days creating, preparing and teaching our students about the value of good nutrition.

    I gained my culinary experience running the kitchen at my mom’s restaurant, Solid Grounds, for 13 years.  In between my cooking jobs, I had a “desk job”. And let’s just say I’m more comfortable with a whisk and a mixing bowl than a computer and a copier!  Prior to that, I graduated from Buffalo Seminary Highschool and then received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oneonta State College.