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Department Contact Information

Chatham County Schools
P.O. Box 128, 369 West Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Phone: 919-542-6600
Fax: 919-542-1679
Staff Photo Name: Jennifer L. Patton Ozkurt, MS, RD, LDN
Title: Director of Nutrition Services
Phone: 919.542.6600

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Staff Photo Name: Cecile Teague
Title: Nutrition Services Business Manager
Phone: 919.542.6600

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Staff Photo Name: Renee Langley
Title: Nutrition Services Office Support
Phone: 919.542.6600

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Staff Photo Name: Kristie Allred
Title: Nutrition Services Training Specialist
Phone: 9195426600

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Staff Photo Name: Reginal Petty
Title: Warehouse Manager
Phone: 919-548-0629

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Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

School Nutrition Services in Chatham County Schools enters the 2020-21 school year with director Jennifer Özkurt, whose background as a scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture and work as a registered dietitian positions her as the point person toward pleasing the palates of students and educators with nutritionally sound meals. 

When we are not, say, championing the importance of eating breakfast, our training specialist Kristie Allred guides our highly trained food practitioners by offering insight to those who work hard in the district's cafeterias preparing great meals

Connecting the dots behind the scenes are office administrator Renee Langley and business manager Cecile Teague. Their attention to detail ensures that the district's cafeteria personnel have what they need to provide well-rounded meals to roughly 10,960 students and staff members. 

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Looking for a Part-Time or On-Call job that allows you to be at home when your family needs you there? Join our team in a School Cafeteria. Please call 919-542-6600 for more information!

To apply for one of our open positions, please send your resume via email to, call Laura Ravn at 919-542-3626 or visit our District Employment Page.