Minneapolis Public Schools

Minneapolis Public Schools wins Best of Show honor with revamp of dining program

Each year Food Management honors operations for excellence and innovation in our Best Concepts awards program. Read more on this year’s winners. 

When Bertrand Weber joined the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) in 2012, the district’s school meal program consisted mainly of prepackaged items purchased from vendors. There was little actual onsite cooking done, if only because many schools lacked kitchens with any production capability.

Today, cooking is being done both at a new central production facility and at an increasing number of school sites, thanks to a major upgrade program initiated by Weber and supported by the d

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