About Us

Our Core Purpose: To feed, educate and nurture food service programs.

Our Core Values

  1. We are good people. We are the kind of people you want to surround yourself with.
  2. We are inclusive. Be it our clients or employees, we value, respect and support each other to create opportunities for all to achieve their full potential.
  3. We are fearless communicators. We’re not afraid to have strong opinions, loosely held, because it allows us to speak candidly while also listening and being open to the input of others.

Passionate Leaders for Food and Kids

CKC Good Food® is all about kids and delicious food. Our founder, Nancy Close, is from the restaurant family behind St. Paul's former Caravan Serai, the first Afghan restaurant in the United States. Nancy grew up in the business and owned it until its closing in 2001, when Nancy decided to focus full time on her blossoming school-food-catering company, Caravan Kids Catering.

Since catering our first daycare center from the Caravan Serai kitchen in the early 90s, CKC Good Food has focused on finding new ways to tempt kids' taste buds while incorporating fresh, high quality ingredients used in meals for demanding restaurant guests. Even under today's strict nutritional guidelines of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which governs the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and other federal nutrition programs, we have upheld our commitment to providing delicious, healthful, restaurant-quality meals that kids -- and adults -- love. 

We pair our wide variety of delicious meals with unparalleled operational and customer support to ensure the success and compliance of your food service program. The combination has helped CKC grow to become one of the largest, family-owned/women-owned school food caterers in the Twin Cities. Each school day, we prepare more than 30,000 daily meals that are served at client sites -- public charter and private schools, daycares and out-of-school enrichment programs. All our NSLP client schools consistently keep their participation levels and revenues high, maximize reimbursements, make full use of commodities and surpass the expectations of auditors when they undergo their USDA Administrative Reviews.

Call us to find out how to get great food and the operational support you need! 651.453.1136



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Interested in having CKC submit a bid/proposal for your food service program? Submit your request now.

“Food is fresh, delicious and nutritious. We have had several caterers at our school and CKC is by far the best!”
Monica Gihl : Seven Hills Preparatory Academy