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David Husbands

In Memoriam

David was a champion for school food reform, with over 30 years of experience in the food service industry and more than 17 years working as the Executive Chef at Houston Independent School District. As a respected leader in the school nutrition community, David went above and beyond to impact the lives of his students and local communities with thoughtfully crafted school food. We are incredibly grateful for the many fond moments, memories, and inspiring contributions that he shared with our team.

David Husbands

In Memoriam

David was a champion for school food reform, with over 30 years of experience in the food service industry and more than 17 years working as the Executive Chef at Houston Independent School District. As a respected leader in the school nutrition community, David went above and beyond to impact the lives of his students and local communities with thoughtfully crafted school food. We are incredibly grateful for the many fond moments, memories, and inspiring contributions that he shared with our team.


Former Executive Chef of Nutrition Services, Houston Independent School District

Chef David Husbands spent 17 years as the Executive Chef of Nutrition Services at the Houston Independent School District.

Chef Husbands oversaw the recipe development, year-round testing, and culinary research for over 280 schools serving approximately 270,000 meals a day. His desire to serve beyond the plate was demonstrated through student engagement and teaching culinary classes to create school menus and recipes for local communities.


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