Budget Integrity

By maintaining peak participation levels in your nutrition programs and providing expertise and guidance that save you time and expenses, CKC Good Food ensures your food service budget is healthy and your eaters are joyful.

Providing True Value

CKC Good Food delivers true value for your food service program with our chef-created menus that help increase participation and unparalleled operational and customer support. Our per-meal bid prices are sometimes pennies more than bargain-priced vendors because our bids include:

  • Delicious meals tested and approved by kids and adults
  • Daily food prep and, as needed, delivery
  • Disposable/biodegradable utensils
  • HACCP and server training
  • USDA Administrative Review support, if applicable
  • Ongoing communications and training
  • Promotional tools
  • Regular visits by our Client Services Managers for training, compliance verification and identifying areas for improvement

Budget Calculator

CKC Good Food provides our client partners a proprietary Budget Calculator that empowers kitchen managers to monitor their food service budgets and report progress against the budget to administrators. The calculator projects a program's revenues and expenses, and total profit/loss for the year after inputting site-specific variables, including daily participation, days of service, labor costs, meal prices and contract costs. This tool quickly demonstrates how increased participation can drive profitability and the importance of choosing a food service partner dedicated to ensuring happy eaters.

Maximizing Commodities

If you provide food service under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), we will help maximize your USDA Foods (commodities) entitlements and usage. Our menus use commodity foods first, which helps keep your food costs as low as possible and eliminates the potential of unused commodities sitting in storage. By growing the number of students participating in your school lunch program, we help increase your school's USDA Foods entitlements for the following year, further reducing your food costs. CKC Good Food promises to return to your school all USDA Foods reimbursements received on your behalf, less storage fees. In recent years, we have returned more than $1 million in commodities reimbursements to our client schools*.

*Excluding years during COVID-19 operations.



Returned to schools in commodities allocations annually


Approximate entitlements earned annually


Submit Your RFP

Interested in having CKC Good Food 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