Boone County Jail Food Service
The Boone County Jail Food Service Program is unique in the state of Kentucky. Lt. Patti Toner operates the two respective locations with the aide of inmates. The inmates attend a six week safe food handling class. After completing the course inmates who are eligible are tested at the Northern Kentucky Health Department so that they may receive their food service manager‘s certification. The Boone County Jail produces over 525,000 meals each year. By cooking 95% of the food from scratch the jail saves money and inmates learn a trade skill they can use upon release. Inmates are allowed to practice their new skills by participating each year at our local county fair.
The men incarcerated at the Boone County Jail Workcamp also aide in keeping the food cost low by growing a garden every year. The bounty of fresh vegetables are used at both the workcamp and the main jail. We take pride in our food service operation. The cost saving program we have developed is beneficial to both the jail and the taxpayer.