Erin Vik is a well-known figure in the region’s food and hospitality landscape. Erin worked at local independent restaurants, private clubs and corporate hotels, and oversaw operations for the Institute for Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College, working with the culinary, hospitality and horticulture programs. His current role is Director, Nutrition at Westside School District, each day providing over 10,000 lunches and more. In our conversation, Erin talks about meal quality, sourcing ingredients, and the challenges of providing thousands of nutritious, tasty meals each day. He also shares his journey from early childhood food memories to the Omaha culinary scene.