Every school has unique needs around lunchtime, a unique budget to work with, and a unique foodservice facility. The Abundance Catering Company has many years of experience providing both public and private schools in the Baltimore-Annapolis area.
Why Contract with Abundance?
With Abundance, you get the personal attention and level of customer service you expect from a small business combined with our extensive experience and excellent reputation for running solid school foodservice operations. Larger foodservice corporations have higher overhead and big management fees which mean higher prices in the cafeteria. Conversely, local restaurants or Mom and Pop catering companies don’t understand school foodservice the way we do at Abundance. In addition, Abundance is happy to work with your school’s preferred method of service. For example, you may want your parents to pre-order meals which are delivered on a daily basis. Perhaps you have a fully-equipped kitchen and cafeteria facility and would prefer to work with us as your on-site foodservice contractor. Either way, we take away your burden of running a school lunch program so your faculty and staff can focus on the educational well-being of your students.
If your school does not have an on-site kitchen facility, a lunch delivery contract with Abundance is an excellent solution. We have an extremely user-friendly online ordering system that takes the burden off of your staff in regard to taking orders and collecting money. Once orders are placed and filled, our delivery staff arrives on time each day and can help serve if needed. Meals are packaged either in bulk or individually portioned and labeled with each student’s name depending on your school’s preference. A minimum participation of 50 students per day is required for a lunch delivery contract.
On-site Cafeteria Management
If your school has at least 300 students and a fully functional and permitted kitchen, Abundance can become your on-site foodservice operator. We provide a site manager and adequate number of staff for an efficient and delicious daily cafeteria operation. We also provide all the necessary certifications and licenses required by your local health department as well as the appropriate level of general and liability insurance. Finally, we work with your building facilities staff in keeping your kitchen equipment clean and in good working order.
Menu planning is tricky enough with adults and even trickier with kids, especially for those who are picky eaters. We have tons of experience in creating menus full of wholesome foods that parents approve of and students love. We can provide nutrition information and ingredient lists upon request, and help you make safe choices if your child has a food allergy. Catering to a wide variety of tastes and satisfying rooms full of children isn’t easy, so rely on professionals who have done this before instead of random local restaurants.
Value for both Private and Public Schools
We take pride in offering all of our schools menus with excellent value. We offer food made from simple and fresh ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible, and portions appropriate for age and grade level. Private schools especially love our school catering contracts, as parents who spend a lot on tuition enjoy feeding their child a heathy lunch every day for an affordable price. And whether public or private, if your school participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) for free and reduced meals, we will ensure all meals are fully reimbursable. We are a certified MBE caterer in the state of Maryland, so if your procurement process has a requirement for inviting minority or women-owned businesses to bid on contracts, please think of Abundance!
School Foodservice Contracts with Abundance Catering
The Abundance Catering Company is proud to serve Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Howard Counties, as well as Baltimore City. Whether you are in Glen Burnie, Linthicum, Ellicott City, Columbia, Annapolis, Baltimore, or Catonsville, we offer the best food at the best price for your school. To get more answers to your questions, contact us online or give us a call at 410-590-8680. We look forward to impressing you with our tantalizing options, seamless order process, and fantastic service. It’s the little extras that count!