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Rhinelander students get taste of Portugal during lunchSubmitted: 01/24/2019
Story By Ben Meyer

Rhinelander students get taste of Portugal during lunch
RHINELANDER - Students at Rhinelander High School ate food quite different than usual for lunch on Thursday.

The line was long to get a taste of Portuguese food served by the district's food program.

Chef Chris Murray works for Taher, Rhinelander's food provider. He travels the world, picking up recipes and serving them at member schools.

"My favorite part of my job is when you get the kids to try it that don't want to try it. Then they end up liking it. Then they go and tell their friends and they all come in and eat it," Murray said.

Thursday's menu included piri piri chicken and chimichurri potatoes.


The district says students are much more likely to try something new when made by a professional chef.

"They wouldn't take it from me as well as they're going to take it from these gentlemen that are chefs. It's just that different ambiance they get from having a chef do it than a 'lunch lady,'" said School District of Rhinelander Food Service Director Pat Karaba.

The Taher chefs will be at Tomahawk Elementary school on Friday, making a Farm to School meal.

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