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Coldwater Community Schools Chartwells Dining Services
About Us
About Us
Who's Who?
Our Location
Free and Reduced Application
Food Guide Pyramid
Nutrition Facts & Myths
Coldwater Comm. Schools
Elem. Menus
CHS Menu
LMS Menu

As your Director of School Dining Services, I am  available to be a guest speaker in your classrooms, please call me to schedule a Nutrition class on basic nutrition and meet Pyramid Pete and the Fundamental Creatures. Call me at 279-8683 or 278-5731.  Or use the contact page to email me your request.


Check out the menu each month to see which food group is being represented on the Road Trip to volunteer in the community.  There is always valuable information provided on each menu.


2000 Plaque
for 5 Stars

2001 Plaque
for 5 Stars

2002 Award
5 Star Account

2003 5 Star Award

Tamara Santora, Director of Dining Services, Paulette Tobolski, Coldwater High School Headcook, Shane Finley, Legg Middle School Head Cook, Mary Kelp, Coldwater High School, Karen Blount Coldwater High School and Amber Wixson, Legg Middle School are all certified through the Culinary Masterworks program of the Culinary Institute of America.

2002 Trophy
Runner Up-Account of the Year

No Discrimination!

The School Meals Program is operated in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, which does not permit discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, handicap or national origin.  Any person who believes that he or she had been discriminated against in any U.S.D.A. related activity should write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington DC, 20250.

Reviews and Accolades

Coldwater Community Schools food service received Chartwells' 5 Star recognition for the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 in their Be A Star program.

Tamara Santora, Paulette Tobolski, Howard Leikert

Tamara Santora has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University with a major in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management from the College of Business.

Tamara Santora has a Level 3 certification by the American School Food Service Association, and the Michigan School Food Service Association.

80% of the food service associates are Serv Safe certified.

Paulette Tobolski and Brenda Snyder were winners in the Compass Group, Be A Star recipe contest in 1999-2000.  Kim Losey on in the recipe contest in 2003-2004.

Legg Middle School received a letter or commendation from the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency in 2001.  Jefferson, Girard and Lincoln Elementary received letters of commendation in 2002 and 2003.

Paulett Tobolski was recognized as the Chartwells Great Lakes Region's Hourly Associate of the year for 1999-2000.

Laurie Whitehead was recognized as the Chartwells Great Lakes Region's Hourly Associate of the year for 2000-2001.

John Sabaitis has received the honor of the Chartwells' Great Lakes Region's Hourly Associate of the year for the 2002-2003 school year.

The Coldwater Chartwells account was recognized as a Great Lakes Region's Finalist for Account of the year in 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003 and again in 2003-2004.

Chartwells was recognized by the Michigan Department of Education as meeting the U.S.D.A nutritional guidelines in 2000-2001.

Laurie Whitehead

2001 Finalist Trophy
for Account of the Year

2003 Finalist for Account of the Year
Great Lakes Region


Food Service is provided by Chartwells, a division of Compass Group, USA.  Click on the logo above to discover more...