Charles City will be the first school in Iowa for the Arizona-based company to work in. SFE has been making expansions into the Midwest and targeted Charles City with a competitive bid as the district’s contract with Taher came up for renewal.

While the company may be different, the people will remain largely the same. SFE retained all 25 local food service workers that previously worked under Taher.

It’s always our goal when we come into a new environment to bring on every single employee,” said SFE Director of Area Relations Mike Butler.