FOOD SERVICE UNIT
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
The Columbia County Correctional Facility/Jail Food Service Unit consists of full time and part
time Cooks supervised by a Food Service Supervisor.  Every day the staff prepares all meals for
up to 139 inmates.  Meals have been approved by a certified dietitian and meet state requirements
for nutritional value.  

The Head Cook is responsible for creating menus, ordering food, updating inventory,
and overseeing deliveries.
 There is usually a number of Inmates who are placed on special
diets due to medical or religious needs.  The Food Service Supervisor also supervises inmate
kitchen and laundry trustees, (trustees are inmates who are allowed to work within the facility, who
are screened for criminal history, present crime(s), and jail disciplinary history).

The cooks prepare and serve three meals daily with a hot lunch being the largest meal.  
Approximately one hundred thirty five thousand meals are prepared each year by the Food Service
Unit.  

Bonnie Bertram is the Food Service Supervisor.
Copyright ©2006 Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Hudson, NY 12534
David P. Bartlett, SHERIFF                     John W. Davi, UNDERSHERIFF