By Kevin Valenzuela ’13
A new chef joins the Brophy community this school year.
Chef Kathleen Morton has been a chef for 15 years and has taken the position of chef/general manager for Michael’s at the Great Hall.
Chef Morton is new at Brophy but said she plans to keep the integrity of Michael’s strong in the Great Hall.
“I plan on maintaining the high standards that are already implemented here at Brophy,” Chef Morton said.
To maintain these standards, Chef Morton has already started to make changes to better improve the health of the students.
One change that she has already made is using the “Better Beverage Foundation.” With this the soda fountains in the Great Hall consist of only diet sodas.
This is something that is supposed to be in all schools, according to federal guidelines.
Chef Morton began her journey in the culinary arts in Long Beach, Calif.
She has worked for many large chains, been a corporate chef for local retailers and has even owned her own restaurant.
After working for Michael’s Catering Services for one year, Chef Morton was offered the position of chef at Brophy starting this year.
Along with her skills in the kitchen, Chef Morton is in the process of creating new menus for Brophy, which will include new food choices for students.
“I’m working on some menus that I am going to discuss with management,” she said.
These new food choices have to be approved by Brophy along with Michael’s management and could be implemented in the fall.
“It is always good to try new stuff,” said Ivan Ramirez ’13.
When it comes to the students Chef Morton plans on keeping them eating healthy.
She will continue healthy choice Tuesdays, a concept implemented to Brophy last year.
She said she plans on making all the food and drinks at Brophy reflect the federal guidelines.