Dear High 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.
At the High School, food options are available most of the day in both the downstairs cafe and the new upstairs Learning Commons. Food options are extensive, and include traditional hot entrees, deli sandwiches, Bistro Boxes, pizza, a salad bar, a chopped salad station, and daily soups. There will also be a wide variety of fresh fruits and healthy on-the-go items available.
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 traditional meals. The deli sandwich price has increased to $5.50; a la carte options vary.
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