Staff Spotlight: Renee Keys, MWMS Cook Manager

on May 26, 2021

Food service appreciation graphicToday is Food Service Appreciation Day and so it is the perfect opportunity to spotlight one of our hardworking food service employees. Get to know MWMS Cook Manager Renee Keys.

Here is what MWMS Principal Michael Maesano has to say about Renee:

“She has made sure that every student is fed every day through lockdowns and re-openings. She is a truly special person who is kind and compassionate with every student and parent she interacts with. She is all about doing what is best for kids.”

Keep on reading to learn a little more about Renee and why she loves her job at the middle school. 🙂

Thank you for all you do, Renee! We appreciate you!

Renee Keys, cook manager at MWMS

28 years and still smiling! MWMS Cook Manager Renee Keys

A Conversation with MWMS Cook Manager Renee Keys

Q: How long have you been working at Monroe-Woodbury?
A: 28 wonderful years!

Q: What do you do in your position each day?
A: I am the cook manager for the kitchen/cafeteria. I prepare breakfast, lunch and do all the food ordering. I do the inventory. I manage 13 girls with all different personalities!! I address all the concerns of parents if the need arises.

Q: What is your favorite part of your job? *
A: The students, of course.

Q: It’s been a crazy year! How do you stay motivated?
A: I have a wonderful staff and we all work well together. There is plenty of laughter in the kitchen. I know we eventually will get back to our old normal.

If there was one thing you would like people to know about you, what would it be?
A: I have a lot of patience and take my job very seriously. I always go out of my way to make a child happy and well fed.

Do you have anything you want to say to our families or students?

A: Stay safe and healthy. If you ever need anything, please feel free to call me anytime. Your children are and always will be my priority.

“I love working for the Middle School. Everyone treats me so kindly and when I need help with making a student comfortable with the food service department, there is always someone willing to help me.”                             ~ Renee Keys