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. In 2018-2019, we prepared more than 30,000 daily meals that were served at over 115 client sites -- public charter and private schools, daycares and out-of-school enrichment program sites. All our NSLP client schools, which included 38 in 2018-2019, 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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“The salad bar is bountiful, beautiful and fresh every day. I can't believe how many vegetables the kids are eating!”
Kim Hyvarenen : Nova Classical Academy