Loading
Search
NEWS STORIES

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.

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
| Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

NORTH & CENTRAL WISCONSIN - Time Federal Savings Bank will soon be known as Prevail Bank per a media release.

Last year, Time Federal acquired the Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point and Baraboo branches of River Cities Bank through a merger.

Starting Feb. 24, all nine bank branches including those in Medford, Eau Claire, Marshfield, Owen, Phillips and Wausau will transition to the new name.

+ Read More

ST. GERMAIN - Conditions on the West Bay of St. Germain Lake forced organizers to cancel Hiller's Radar Run.

+ Read More

Play Video

TOMAHAWK - A track and football field at one Lincoln County high school haven't seen many renovations in the past half-century. According to coach Andy Peissig, those facilities will change in a big way this summer. 

+ Read More

Play Video

WAUSAU - Dr. Scott Henrichs is a chiropractor by day and an avid snowmobiler by night.

Henrichs said his father inspired him to start snowmobiling when he was 8-years-old.

Forty-five years later, Henrichs racked up two division wins in this year's World Vintage Championships in Eagle River.

Henrichs said one of those wins will always be a memorable moment for him.

"It was the second win that was amazing, because it was by such a small margin," said Henrichs.

Leading up to the race, Henrichs said he received some inspiration from a close friend.

+ Read More

Play Video

WAUSAU - A forum at NTC Thursday evening featured experts from the community answering questions regarding human trafficking.

According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, more than 60 cases of human trafficking were reported in Wisconsin in 2018. 

Information from the session is based on the results of a survey sent out by Wausau PD and "The Women's Community in 2019.

According to the survey, it shows there is a misunderstanding of the definition of human trafficking and how to identify victims.


+ Read More

TOMAHAWK - The Hatchet Pride Project announced it is nearing its goal of raising $2.25 million.

The group aims to improve outdoor athletic facilities at Tomahawk School District.

Committee member -- and Hatchet Hall of Famer Terry Timm says, "the facilities they use now were built in the 60s, and have had little upgrades since then.

+ Read More

Play Video

RHINELANDER - This Friday, Rhinelander High School students will make dinner and deliver clothing donations to a local homeless shelter.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: