NORFOLK — Mealtime will be slightly different at Norfolk Public Schools this fall.

NPS announced Tuesday that Grant Ahlman has been promoted as the new Director of Food Service in the district.

Ahlman joined the Lunchtime Solutions food service team at NPS in November as head cook, primarilly at Norfolk Senior High School.

He came to NPS from Eldorado Hills Golf Course, where he was head cook. With nearly a decade of management experience, Ahlman will now head up meal service for all 4,444 students in the school district.

Ahlman is familiar with the school district, having attended the school district himself before sending his children to school at NPS.

“It’s exciting to be back here and have the opportunity to provide kids like mine with healthy, delicious meals each day,” Ahlman said. “I look forward to helping the team make a difference in the students’ lives and in the community through our work.”

Ahlman holds an Associates of Applied Science in Business Management from Northeast Community College, graduating with honors. He resides in Norfolk.