Five Minutes With…the new managing cook for GSHS
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Name: Roxannah Roadcap-Kissell
Lives in: Rifle (born and raised)
Occupation: The new managing cook at Glenwood Springs High School
How long have you been doing this? Just started. I’ve been in the cooking business off and on for 13-14 years.
Why did you get into cooking world? Because that’s something everybody likes to do. We all like to go out and eat, right? So it’s a career that will never die.
How do you like this new gig so far? I like it. It’s a little nerve-wracking, getting the food made and learning what the kids like to eat, but I like it.
What’s similar about the food cafeterias used to serve when you were in high school and the what you’re serving now? There is no similarity. Because when I was a kid, you had mac and cheese and hotdogs and whatever. We’re serving Philly cheesesteaks, smothered burritos, pizza every day. Every kid loves pizza. And the salad bar. We didn’t that in our day. A scoop of salad was all you got.
Does being around so many high schoolers make you miss your high school days or are you just glad to be out? I miss my high school years, really. I miss the activities, like sports. I was a cheerleader. It was just laid back. I didn’t have to worry about getting up every day and paying bills.
What’s the accomplishment that you’re most proud of? Getting into the health care field and being Medtec certified and CNA certified. I’m a caregiver for the mentally handicapped and the disabled, too.
What makes you want to work with people so much? Because I feel like I learn every day from all the different cultures, all the different varieties of people we have.
What’s the best vacation you’ve ever taken? I’d probably have to say the Tucson ranch, a dude ranch (where she took some of her clients for a vacation).
What’s your personal motto? Always be the best you can be.
What’s the most important thing in your life? My kids, my two boys.
Dish to make: Lasagna
Movie: “Dirty Dancing”
Book: Native American literature
Thing to do on a Sunday: Go to Sweetwater Lake
Road trip: Off-roading through the mountains
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