While the School Breakfast Program is widely available, student participation lags significantly behind school lunch, making breakfast an untapped revenue source for school food service programs. Some districts report breakfast generating the highest profits for their programs. If your School Breakfast Program is serving less than 50% of your student population, you could be missing out on significant revenues.
Schools often use national commemorations for educational lessons. With CKC's special occasion meals, you can extend those lessons to your cafeteria!
MDE is accepting applications for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Equipment Grant, which funds purchases of new equipment to assist in serving healthier meals in schools.
Outdated school kitchens are quite common today. Aging buildings as well as new cooking processes necessitated by the changes in the federal nutritional guidelines for school nutrition programs have many food service professionals working in less than ideal conditions.
It might be the most wonderful time of the year in some respects. It's also the time of year when unpredictable weather throws off the daily routine.
Nutritional awareness of, and demand for, organic foods and foods free of dyes and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are driving changes in school meals.
Keeping scholars with food allergies safe is as much about offering an allergen-free menu as it is about food handling, cleaning and preparation processes.
CKC Good Food’s “allergen-free” menu was created to offer scholars with food allergies delicious options at mealtimes. This menu is free of the most-common allergens – dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, fish/shellfish, tree nuts and peanuts – and full of flavor. We have offered this menu for several years and are happy to report we’ve been incident-free to-date.
CKC employees have new attire that boldly states the values that define CKC Good Food and by which our employees abide.
If your school finds itself struggling with significant leftovers or food shortages some days, here are some tips for right-sizing your orders.