The Continued Quest to Elevate K-12 Foodservice

Source: White, Lisa. “The Continued Quest to Elevate K-12 Foodservice.” FoodService Equipment and Supplies Magazine, 26 June 2023,

Like restaurants, schools must contend with the impact of inflation, supply chain disruption and evolving food preferences.  Over the last year, K-12 by Elior divested Preferred Meals, a brand that served 170,000 students. “The service consisted of pre-plated, unitized meals similar to tv dinners for schools that didn’t have traditional kitchens or a Class 3 foodservice license, ” says Jim Stilwell, vice president program design for K-12 by Elior.   Stilwell and his team increased student participation by 20% by having the correct equipment in place.

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