2018 Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year

Food Service and Nutrition


Food Service Director Tarisha Caldwell


Tarisha Caldwell is our Food Service Director. She has an Associates Degree from the Culinary Institute of Pennsylvania. Tarisha comes to us with a plethora of knowledge of the culinary world. She has worked in 4 diamond resorts, 5-star restaurants, and spent the last twelve years working in the nutrition department of public and charter schools alike. Tarisha has always been a vested member of her community. While living in Phoenix, Arizona where she had spent the last 14 years she dedicated a lot of her time to volunteer work with foster children and people who are homeless. She believes that it is our job to support and love our community, especially those who are most vulnerable. She fulfilled this calling within herself by becoming a Foster/ Adoptive parent and now has 4 grown sons and one grandson. She was also an active member of her church being the Child Director for one of the 4 campuses in the greater Phoenix area. She believes in life that you should eat dessert first whenever you can!  She believes in living her life according to Jeremiah 29:11! The future is bright and so is her smile! Feel free to contact Tarisha with any questions or issues you may have.

What will my child eat? What about food allergies?


 The Lord of Life Adult & Child Services Food Service Department goes above and beyond for our children and adult participants in so many ways.  We are committed to serving your child  delicious, homestyle food. Our full service kitchen operates with four employees who work five days a week to produce the 400 meals a day for our kids, our adult participants and for the staff.  Meals are served as per CACFP requirements, ensuring that the daily nutrition requirements for your child are met or exceeded.
Our kitchen staff is always in communication with the classroom teachers, ensuring consistent food quality, appropriate quantities, and that participants with food allergies receive only safe choices prepared especially for them.  Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are included for every child every day.  Parents are welcome to provide food for their own children if they choose.  The Director should be made aware should you prefer to do so.

 With food allergies on the rise, 1 in 13 children are affected. The Lord of Life Child Development Center staff  takes food allergies very seriously. We are a totally allergy safe, peanut-  and tree nut-free facility. All of our staff are highly trained on all aspect of food allergies. Our kitchen staff is very cautious in selecting only safe ingredients used in our facility. When it comes to birthday celebrations and special events, we have a lot of options to keep children with food allergies safe.