Today, the Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin visited school No.159 in the
Sovetsky city district and congratulated the staff of the institution on the International
Women’s Day. The head of the city talked with teachers and employees of the
catering unit, and also inspected the canteen renovated last summer, in which
the number of seats doubled after renovation.
This school year, the canteen at school No.159, which serves 1,057 school
children in two shifts, began working in the format of a school restaurant. The
renovation allowed to increase the number of seats from 120 to 260. Furniture
and equipment were updated, modern design solutions were also implemented in
the interior design.
Acting director of the school Gulnara Vafina thanked the city
administration for renovation. “As a father of a large family, and now a
grandfather, I know how difficult it is to instill healthy nutrition in
children, they like chips, fast food and soda. Therefore, it is important that
students receive balanced meals in such wonderful conditions. They can study
differently, but at least at school they should eat equally well,”- I. Metshin noted.
At the end of 2022, the school team took second place at the Best School
Canteen All-Russian competition among the cities with a million-plus population,
while the head of production Svetlana Kirillova became the silver medalist of
the competition “The Best Cook of the School Canteen”.
Talking with the Mayor Svetlana Kirillova shared information about the
competition. “"We had a set of products and we had to cook four dishes in
40 minutes, it was also necessary to develop process check lists for them. I had
a pumpkin, carrots, onions and meat in my set of products. Of course, it was
necessary to impress the jury and present my dishes – I cooked the Tatar dish
azu, meat in cream sauce, pumpkin soup and vegetable salad,”- she shared.
The competition was held under WorldSkills standards, so the preparation
for the test was thorough, said Rima Mukhamedshina, Director General of the
Department of Food and Social Nutrition. The jury members were experts of the
restaurant business. The Mayor congratulated the team on the victory and wished
them further success in this difficult work.
After that, the head of the city talked with the teachers of the school,
which employs 58 teachers. Ilsur Metshin reminded his school years and
teachers, with some of whom he is still in touch. The Mayor noted the
importance of education of children from an early age.
“It is a great honor for me to congratulate the teachers on the
International Women's Day, who educate more than 166 thousand school children
in Kazan. Thank you so much for your hard work!”- Ilsur Metshin congratulated
The first deputy head of the administration of the Sovetsky city district
of Kazan Andrey Yakovlev and the head of the Education Department of the city
Irek Rizvanov accompanied the Mayor during the visit.