The Shimásáni Cafe is committed to providing excellent meals and establishing lifelong relationships with the Navajo Prep community to support our Eagle family’s health and wellness.
Navajo Preparatory School is participating in the National School Breakfast, Lunch and Snack (Dinner) Program for the Academic School Year 2022/23
ALL NPS Students eat FREE!
If your children attend, breakfast and lunch will be available to them at no charge. Meals will be served to all students. Navajo Prep is a Provision 2 School which means we provide Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks/Dinner at no charge for all students. We follow all USDA regulations and guidelines.
Public Release For School Food Authorities (SFA’S)
Community Eligibility Provision
As of July 1, 2022, all schools in the Navajo Preparatory School, is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. This program allows all of our students access to free Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Navajo Preparatory School will not be collecting Free and Reduced Meal Applications due to our participation in CEP. Please see our Policy Release Memo below regarding the CEP program.
NPS SY 22-23 Media Release for Free Meals CEP
USDA Non-discrimination Statement:
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Breakfast: Monday — Friday, 7:00 am — 7:45am
Lunch: Monday — Friday, 11:00 am — 11:50am
Dinner: Monday — Thursday, 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
We work for the privilege of serving Students, Staff, Faculty, and Guests in a comfortable, caring and happy atmosphere.
We are committed to providing excellent meals and establishing lifelong relationships with our clients. We want you to be satisfied with your experience here and to enjoy a lifetime of optimum health and wellness.
We agree to support each other in honest communication so that we may continue to grow and learn as professionals and enjoy meaningful working relationships.
We will begin each day with the resolution – that life is wonderful, nutrition and education are marvelous professions and that this day will be the greatest day of all.
We request that our clients hold us to our commitments and inform us if we fail in any way, so that we may retain your confidence and rely on you to refer your friends to us.
To contact Dining Services go to the Directory.
Victor Alvarez – Food Service Director
Victor Alvarez is a Food Service Director with a passion for creating delicious and nutritious meals. Growing up, Victor's parents were both professional pianists, and music was a huge part of his life. Despite his parents' influence, Victor decided to pursue a career in food service. After attending college for three years, he began working in the restaurant industry, gradually building his knowledge and experience. Over the past decade, Victor has worked his way up to become a respected Food Service Director, overseeing operations in multiple restaurants. He is known for his creative approach to menu design and his commitment to providing excellent customer service. With his unique background and vision, Victor continues to be a leader in the food service industry.
Marjorie Hammitt, Assistant Manager
Clans: Maternal Clan is Red house; Paternal Clan is Bitter Water; Maternal Grandfather is The Reed People and Paternal Grandfather is Folded Arms People.
Marjorie is Dine’, the mother of four beautiful children and a grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter. She is a devoted mother and grandmother. She is currently residing at Ta’tah, New Mexico.
She is presently a Food Service Assistance Manager/Head Cook at Navajo Preparatory School, in addition, she enjoys working with students and Staff. Marjorie states her mission is to offer nutritious well-balanced meals to encourage lifelong healthy eating habits and maintain high standards and accountability while good nutrition is the key to a healthy life.
Marjorie has a background in bookkeeping and Accounting; and her business administration background has applied a strong foundation and it has cultivated a devotion to school nutrition as well as an emerging technology. The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) resources and development have her satisfaction in applying these talents. She truly thrives when her work is directing toward constructive, meaningful goals with knowledge, Learning and creativity in her trainings.
Hazel Toledo, Head Cook
Clans: Sleeping Rock, born to the Mud People (Maternal), Edge Water (Paternal) and Bitter Water
She is originally from Shiprock New Mexico. But was raised in Kirtland by her parents. She came from a large family. She is very family-oriented. She has six sisters and three brothers. She married in 1990 and started her own family and has three sons. She says she is blessed with five grandchildren. Recently she lost her youngest son.
She attended schools in Kirtland. She graduated from Kirtland High School. She went on to Job Crop in Oklahoma to study Culinary Art and obtained her certificate.
She first started working at San Juan College in the food service department for five years. She also catered for banquets and has worked in the cafeteria.
She started working for Navajo Prep in 2000 and is in her twentieth year with NPS. She enjoys working in foodservice because she likes cooking for the students and staff. She states she has “been cooking all her life and there have been ups and downs nowadays there are new dietary restrictions among this generation. Gluten-free, vegetarians for example making cooking a little more challenging. But still enjoyable.”
Terri Shirley, Cook
Terri Shirley is originally from Crownpoint NM. Her first clan is Water Flows Together and second clan is Salt Water. She is a mother to two girls and four boys with 22 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She says, “And yes, I am so blessed.” She started at Navajo Prep in March 2004 as a food service cook and enjoys meeting the students every year. She appreciates the Freshmen who come as baby eagles and by their Senior year, their wings are ready to fly and leave the nest. She feels heartfelt motherly love for the students.
Roberta Yazzie, Cook
Roberta Yazzie is originally from Crownpoint, NM. Her clans are Water Flows Together and Salt Clan. She is blessed with four children and seven grandchildren. She has worked with the local public schools in the food service department and has also worked at Cedar Ridge Inn nursing home. Roberta has worked at Navajo Prep for 14 years in the food service department. She enjoys preparing meals (with love as the main ingredient) and cooks for the Navajo Prep community just as she does with her own family. She also appreciates her colleagues Hazel Toledo and Teri Shirley for sharing their cooking skills with her.
Ryan Yee, Cook
Bio is coming.