Shímásání Café

Shímásání Café Staff (Left to Right)
Marjorie Hammitt, Terrie Shirley, Chef Ty White, Hazel Toledo, Cecilia Werito, Roberta Yazzie

Navajo Preparatory School is participating in the National School Breakfast, Lunch and Snack (Dinner) Program for the Academic School Year 2020/21

ALL NPS Students eat FREE!

If your children attend, breakfast and lunch will be available to them at no charge. All students enrolled at NPS are encouraged to participate in the USDA breakfast and lunch program 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. Read the Letter to Parents, and please read the How to apply for free meals and fill out the 20-21 USDA Application Form.
For questions please call 505-326-6571 Ext. 112

Dining Schedule

Breakfast: Monday — Friday 6:30 — 7:45am



Daily 10:50am — 11:55am



Monday — Thursday  5:30 — 7pm


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 life long 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.




Chef Ty White, NPS Alumni – Class of 1996

Clans: Ta’neezahnii, Honaghaahnii, Ma’ii deeshgiizhnii, Todik’ozhi

Mr. White is originally from Wheatfields, AZ. Chef Ty is a Navajo Prep Alumni ‘Class of 96’, Associates degree in Business and Science from Dine College, Theological Native American Studies from Cook’s College in Tempe, AZ, Certified Chef  from Scottsdale Culinary Arts from the Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, AZ. Chef Ty is also on the administrative staff  and enjoys volunteering his time with the community activities and is the owner of Ty’s Kitchen & Catering for more than 15 years!

Chef Ty White is a single parent with two children and also raising his nephew.
Bryce White (son) Navajo Prep Alumni c/o 2015, presently serving in the Navy in Newport, VA.
Cole Sandoval (nephew) Navajo Prep c/o 2019
Angel White (daughter) currently attending Navajo Prep c/o 2021

Marjorie Hammitt (Dreya),

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

Clans: Sleeping Rock, born to the Mud People, (Maternal) Edge Water, (Paternal) 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.”

Cecilia Werito

Clans: Bit’ahnii nishlj  , To’aheedlinii bashishchiin , Todichinii dashicheii , Oozei Tashinii dashinali

Cecilia has worked in the kitchen for a total of two years and is originally from Shiprock, New Mexico. Her mother was from Kimbito New Mexico and my father was from Beclahbito, New Mexico. She enjoys working here at Navajo Prep, enjoying being around the students which she calls her children. The school is very different from public school the learning here culture that very exciting. Her granddaughter is now attending Navajo Prep she has always attended public school and loves it at Prep learning the Navajo culture and language.




Food and Our Friendly Staff