Food and Nutrition Services began a 3-year partnership with Brigaid in April 2021. The purpose of the partnership is to increase the training of food service professionals at each DPS school in order to improve the quality, presentation, taste and menu items of school meals.
Brigaid is a chef led organization dedicated to the mission of reimagining K-12 school food service. Brigaid began their work in 2016 in New London, CT and eventually moved to support schools in New York City and the district of Richmond, VA. In 2020 DPS hired Brigaid to conduct an operational assessment of the Food Services department and that led to a 3-year contract from March 2021 through June 2024 to deploy Brigaid chefs at all DPS schools participating in the National School Lunch Program.