Maine DOE Child Nutrition Consultant, Michele Bisbee is being highlighted this week as the Maine DOE’s Employee of the Week! Learn a little more about Michele in this brief question and answer:
What are your roles with DOE?
I am the culinary specialist within the Department of Education Child Nutrition. Along with my team members I help to monitor multiple USDA Nutrition programs across our state. I also help to facilitate culinary trainings for school nutrition employees.
What do you like best about your job?
I enjoy being able to help nutrition professionals across the state.
How or why did you decide on this career?
I worked in high volume food service for about 10 years before someone brought up the idea of school nutrition to me. I had never really thought of this as a career path but the opportunity to not only help children but to be able to spend more time with my own child really appealed to me. I am very happy that I made the decision.
What do you like to do outside of work for fun?
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family. I help to coach my daughters cheerleading team and her softball team, so we are constantly on the move from one sport to the next.