The Dart's Sharon M. slips behind the counter to serve up this Q&A special with the cafeteria's TARA CARPENTER.
SM: How do you like your job? What is the best or worst part about work?
TC: I love my job! Cooking and baking are definitely the most fun parts of the job. The paper work is the worst.
SM: Is working in a school with teenagers different than working with adults? Is anyone ever rude or disrespectful?
TC: I find working with teenagers easier because I can mould them into what I want, while most adults are already set in their ways. No one is usually rude.
SM: Which days is the cafeteria most crowded?
TC: I think Thursdays and Fridays are the busiest.
SM: Do you fix the prices? Are you in a position to change them?
TC: The company I work for decides everything, so I have nothing to do with the prices.
SM: What do the students seem to love the most from the menu? Which beverages do you serve?
TC: The most popular items on the menu are pizzas, muffins and cookies. I serve milk, hot chocolate, coffee and tea every day; soft drinks occasionally.
SM: Which food items would you recommend to the students, and which items would you want them to avoid if possible?
TC: Everyone should try the pasta at least once; it is delicious! Students should avoid potato chips, and have an apple or cookie instead.
SM: Thank you! Do you have any other comments about Dartmouth High School or your work?
TC: I love everything about DHS. I am an alumnus. Most of my family and friends attended this school. I love that I work here!