K-12 by Elior was recently awarded the dining services contract to serve 17 Charter Schools (CSUSA) schools in Duval (Clay) and Tampa (Hillsborough), expanding its footprint to provide dining services to 89 CSUSA throughout the country, one of the largest education management companies in the United States!
K-12 by Elior will serve high-quality food, cultural cuisine, and plant-forward options as well as BeWell wellness to 9,360 students in Florida.
With the addition of the Florida CSUSA schools, K-12 by Elior also serves CSUSA schools in Louisiana. “CSUSA schools present a different way of learning and provide choices in the classroom. Our dining brand aligns with this philosophy, delivering diversified menus and a variety of healthier choices that fuel their learning energy,” says K-12 by Elior Vice President of Operations Kathy Murray.
Further enhancing the dining experience is the robust promotional portfolio that K-12 by Elior offers to engage students. Fresh Picks, a value-added NSLP K-12 engagement program that highlights a seasonal produce item each month, encourages the intake of more fruits and vegetables. This also supports K-12 by Elior’s BeWell wellness approach by offering additional healthier options and nutrition education to students at each grade level.
Global Bites, another promotion, features authentic recipes from around the world! “It gives students an opportunity to sample culturally diverse cuisine while learning world cultures and the traditions from the featured countries,” says Senior Director of Marketing Trent Krupica. Schools managed by K-12 by Elior have enjoyed everything from Morocco’s chicken za’atar with couscous and mint tea to Argentinian chimichurri meatballs. October will feature baba ghanoush, a roasted and pureed eggplant spread from Lebanon.
A rebranding is also planned by K-12 by Elior where a full marketing refresh will include NutriSlice online menus and feedback, as well as the installation of digital displays in the high school dining halls.
Jon Dickl will serve as the dining program resident district manager.