EASTCONN’s Food Services department was created in 2012 to meet our external and internal customers' demand for exceptional food services. Backed by our experienced Coordinator of Food Services, Chef Heather Plourde, EASTCONN is now able to provide a wide array of catering services, a successful National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, an After-School Snack Program and a bustling café, the latter of which is located at Quinebaug Valley Community College. EASTCONN Food Services' main kitchen and catering services are co-located at QVCC.
Chef Plourde has more than 20 years of experience in restaurant management. She has owned her own successful café and expects that same level of excellence from her EASTCONN staff, ensuring that they maintain her vision of exceptional customer service, tailored menus and fresh, delicious menu options. Heather is involved in the local community and is committed to providing nutritious foods, using seasonal, locally grown ingredients.