Las Olas goes to school

Post date: Apr 12, 2015 10:43:20 PM

Occasionally, Wells-Ogunquit CSD Nutritional Services Director Tyler Goodwin invites guest chefs into one of the District’s three kitchens to work alongside him and lunchroom staff to prepare and serve hot lunch. On March 31st, Regional Operations Manager for Las Olas Taqueria Mexican restaurants Ken Wehry, was the guest chef for three lunch periods at Wells High School.

Wehry teamed up with Goodwin and WHS senior and part-time Las Olas employee Emma Huber-Young to prepare a variety of ingredients for made-to-order beef, chicken and vegetable burritos created in the Las Olas style. According to Goodwin, this celebrity chef lunch with Wehry drew the largest hot lunch crowd of the current school year at WHS.

"I want to thank Ken for being willing to come over to our cafeteria to cook for our students,” commented Goodwin. “It is great that Las Olas Taqueria, a local restaurant, is willing to work with my staff. They donated their time, delicious foods and Ken's excellent cooking and wrapping skills allowing us to be able to offer the students a truly special lunch like this. It was a great day in the cafeteria for students and staff alike." Goodwin indicated that he plans such events largely to break up the routine and boredom of day-to day lunch periods.

Goodwin also served up praise for student Huber-Young. “Emma did a great job producing burritos. I would hire her to work in our kitchen.”

Ken Wehry of Las Olas Taqueria serving up burritos for students at WHS on March 31st