— Westside Community Schools hired Sharon Schaefer as the new Culinary Manager for Westside High School. Schaefer is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. and interned at the Food Network. She hopes to further incorporate from-scratch cooking and local foods into Westside’s menus.
— Lincoln-based ShadowBrook Farm was awarded nearly $32,000 from the Nebraska Rural Development Commission and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to help increase production of its processing facility. ShadowBrook farm will collaborate with other small dairy farms in eastern Nebraska to increase the production of specialty cheeses. ShadowBrook cheeses can be found at Omaha-area farmers markets.