Message from the Director

Contact Information

christopher.kamradt@springbranchisd.com

713-251-1150

I’m very proud to be the leader of such a great group of people who feed and care for the students and community of Spring Branch ISD!   The 2016-2017 school year marks my 23rd year in this industry and I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed every, single minute of it. I’ve said many times that I feel my industry is one of the best for one simple reason: the results are immediate.   When you take the time to meet your customer, provide them with a high quality meal, and then see the smile, the appreciation, and the satisfaction on their face….there’s simply nothing better!

A little about myself: although I was born near Dallas I grew-up in Midland, TX.   I’m a proud graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management.   After college, I worked a variety of jobs in the food service industry, but quickly found my calling in school food service and have never looked back.   I’ve been honored to continue my education - formally and informally - with some of the best industry leaders and service professionals in the field.   Although the business of school nutrition is quite complicated, my personal philosophy is simple: greet every customer and provide a quality meal. The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs have a myriad of rules to follow and some rather cumbersome steps must happen ‘behind the scenes’ to get the food to our customers, but those do our best to ensure that those burdens never thwart your enjoyment of the food experience we offer.

If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Education
  • Bachelors of Science, Texas Tech University, May 1991
  • Georgetown University "Executive Management Program" graduate, March 2012
  • Certified Level 7, Texas School Nutrition Association
  • Certified Level 3, School Nutrition Association
  • City of Houston Health Department certified

 Membership Affiliations
  • Public Policy and Legislation Committee Member, School Nutrition Association, 2010- Present-2010
  • Public Policy and Legislation Member, Texas School Nutrition Association, 2008-2010
  • Public Policy and Legislation Chair, Texas School Nutrition Association, 2010-2013
  • Competitive Foods Task Force Member, School Nutrition Association, 2012-2013
  • "Trendsetter," School Nutrition Association, 2009 to Present
  • Food Service Committee, Texas Association of School Business Officials, 2007 to 2011
  • School Nutrition Advisory Committee, Region 4 Education Service Center, 2006 to Present
  • District "Visioning" Committee Member, Spring Branch ISD, 2004-2005
  • District Bond Committee Member, Spring Branch ISD, 2005-2007
  • District "SKY" Partnership Committee Member, 2010-2012
  • Many times instructor for Texas School Nutrition Association, School Nutrition Association, and Texas Association of School Business Officials
  • Park at Glen Arbor Homeowners Association Member, 2007-2008
  • Park at Glen Arbor Homeowners Association President, 2008-2011
  • Park at Glen Arbor Homeowners Association Architectural Review Committee Member, 2010 to Present

My name is Chris Kamradt and I have 35000 children.
Some are Gifted and Talented,
Some struggle with learning.
Some are athletes,
Some are confined to a wheelchair
Some are well fed,
Others won’t come to the table I set for them
Some want to be President of the United States
Some just want a safe place to sleep at night
For some of them, I might be the only smiling face they see that day
Others don’t want to see me today,
But I will be there for them anyway
I have 35000 sons and daughters
All I want is for my kids to have a better alife than I’ve led
I want them to feel loved
I will make them feel safe
Most importantly, I want them to all know that I care
I need them to know that I’m there for them
For their nutritional needs
For their educational needs
For their emotional needs
I have 35000 kids who depend on me
I will not fail them…not one

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