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Close Inducted into NAWBO-MN Hall of Fame

November 22, 2023

Nancy Close, founder and CEO of CKC Good Food, was inducted into the Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame, recognizing her 30 years’ work to grow her company from serving a single childcare center to today serving about 180 clients sites in the Twin Cities.

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Senthilvel Named Director of Strategic Planning

November 20, 2023

Ambika Senthilvel has been promoted to the newly created position of director of strategic planning.

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Pizza Program Popular with Schools and Students

November 15, 2023

No matter how you slice it, CKC Good Food’s pizza program is a hit with kids and a menu option were pleased to offer our clients.

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Sugar & School Meals

November 1, 2023

There is no denying kids generally love sugar. It’s readily available in sodas, candy, snacks and even juices that are often marketed to kids. When it comes to school meals, we must strike a balance between nutrition, budget and kids’ tastes to succeed.

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Procurement & Inventory Management Processes Fight Supply Chain Challenges

October 9, 2023

Our procurement & inventory team have the daunting task of securing thousands and thousands of cases of food and dry goods as well as fresh produce. A lot of work goes into ordering and tracking the needed ingredients for every entrée, side dish, snack and breakfast CKC Good Food provides at nearly 180 client sites and overcoming supply chain challenges.

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Team Spotlight

October 9, 2023

Our Procurement & Inventory Management Team ensure we have all the needed ingredients and dry goods to keep our daily food service humming.

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More than 200 Lunch Menus Created for Fall

September 18, 2023

Creating more than 200 different iterations of our 6-week school lunch menu cycle is a months-long process and involves several team members.

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Introducing Our New Lunch Entrees

August 24, 2023

Every year, CKC Good Food introduces many new lunch entrees to keep our menus on-trend and participation high.

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A Thank You Message

August 23, 2023

This sweet message from a school partner is a great way to kick off the school year!

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All That's New

August 16, 2023

There is a lot new around CKC Good Food, as we prepare for the start of the 2023-24 school year.

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“CKC’s menus are healthy, diverse, fun. Because they are so diligent about keeping their menus to a high standard, I don’t have to worry about our students getting the nutrition they need.”
Naomi Christianson : Aurora Charter School