Herbst named Minnesota kitchen employee of the year

Statewide award honors Foley food service worker

BY Jakob Kounkel | STAFF WRITER
Posted 5/16/23

FOLEY – The Minnesota School Nutrition Association announced that Mackenzie Herbst, a kitchen assistant in Foley Public Schools, has been named Minnesota employee of the year. The award recognizes the contribution of school nutrition employees who exhibit a remarkable commitment to both their school meal program and the students they serve.

Herbst’s dedication to her job starts with the way she greets students and school staff in the morning for breakfast. She enjoys visiting with the students and asking about their day. Students know they can come to Herbst with their special diet concerns or questions for the nutrition department.

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