Dear Middle School Parents:
The Scarsdale Schools Lunch Program welcomes you to a new school year. We are very excited to inform you that we have implemented some important changes to the program for the upcoming year.
In order to help us provide high quality, nutritious, and appealing student meals, the District has recently hired an Executive Chef through its contracted vendor; Chartwells. Chef Mike Wazny is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has wide experience in the field, including managing food services at several Fortune 500 companies, among them McGraw-Hill, Credit Suisse, and KPMG. Recently he has been overseeing cuisine for the executive lounges at British Airways.
Chef Mike is looking forward to sharing his experience and culinary knowledge with the Scarsdale school community. He plans to focus on wellness, and wants to look beyond typical school meals to create a dining experience for students that is both healthful and enticing. Chef Mike will oversee all meal preparations and be responsible for menu planning at all of our buildings.
Lunch options will include not only the Hot Entree of the day, but also “On the Go” meals such as Bistro Boxes and salads. All the “On the Go” meals are paired with organic yogurt and a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables to provide a complete, nutritious, and satisfying alternative to the Hot Entree. Because we are strongly committed to high nutritional standards, traditional snack “extras” will be no longer be available for purchase by students.
To meet the added costs of additional professional staff and our enhanced healthy menu options, meal prices have been increased to $4.50 per meal for both Hot Entrees and the “On the Go” alternative meals. The deli sandwich price has increased to $5.50
Please see the letter linked here for specifics about getting started and how to deposit funds into each child’s account electronically through the MySchoolbucks.com website.
Please go to the cafeteria page located under the Parents Menu of the Middle School’s website for food services information including menus. All of our school websites can be accessed from the District’s homepage at www.scarsdaleschools.org.
Interim Director of Dining Services