School cafeterias have long been a source of debate. Some parents and educators argue that cafeterias should serve healthy, nutritious food to help students perform their best in school. Others contend that school cafeterias should offer a variety of food choices to appeal to all students. However, there is one point on which everyone can agree: schools can improve on getting students to eat in the cafeteria.
There are a number of reasons why students choose not to eat in the cafeteria. For some, they never dined in the cafeteria. Others find the environment unappealing or uncomfortable. Whatever the reason, the consequence is the same: students who don’t eat in the cafeteria are at risk for decreased academic performance, weight gain, and other health problems.
As a result of these factors, many students choose to eat outside of the school cafeteria, leading to lost revenue for the school.
A school cafeteria is supposed to be more than just a place to eat. It’s a place where students can socialize, relax, and recharge after a long day of learning. That’s why it’s so important for school cafeterias to offer healthy, nutritious meals in a comfortable and inviting environment. When students have access to healthy school meals, they’re more likely to focus and perform better in the classroom. Additionally, supporting school foodservice programs helps to reduce childhood obesity and promote lifelong healthy eating habits.
At Ingenious Culinary Concepts, we have over 10 years of school foodservice experience helping schools modernize their cafeterias and over 25 years of food and beverage experience. We start by assessing your specific needs and then create a custom plan that will increase student engagement and improve customer service. Our team is passionate about food and we know how to create menus that will appeal to all taste buds. Plus, we’re always happy to get feedback from our customers so that we can continue to improve our services.
We have accomplished many tasks in our school career:
- We increased high school participation (amount of students eating) by 46% in 3 years.
- Multiple clients of ours have gone on to win Fame Awards.
- One of our clients increased participation by over 20% in 45 days while winning a Fame award and being published in 4 magazines. They also won awards for their social media presence.
- We created and designed the first food truck in School food service.
- We created and executed a student-centered food-show that has been recognized Nationwide as the benchmark for student food shows.
The typical high school cafeteria is probably outdated and unappetizing, which can lead to students not eating at your school cafeteria. Our experience has shown that when students are given the opportunity to eat in a more aesthetically pleasing setting, they are more likely to eat lunch at the cafeteria.
Ingenious Culinary Concepts offers a modern redesign for your high school cafeteria. We will incorporate your school branding into the new design to create a space that is both inviting and reflective of your institution.
Selecting the right seating for your k-12 cafeteria is no easy task. With so many different types of furniture to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start.
Not only do you need to consider the function and durability of the seating, but you also need to think about the atmosphere you want to create. Will your students feel comfortable and relaxed in a modern setting or will they feel more at home in a traditional environment?
Ingenious Culinary Concepts has the perfect solution for you. We offer a wide selection of lunch tables, booths, high-top tables, chairs, benches and more that are not only functional and durable but also stylish and affordable. Let us help you create an inviting k-12 cafeteria aesthetics for your students.
It’s no secret that having a well-run foodservice operation is critical to the success of any school. But ensuring your staff has the right training and resources can be difficult. Without the proper training, your staff may not be able to operate at their full potential, which could lead to decreased profits and lower quality food.
Impact Training Programs by Ingenious Culinary Concepts provides your staff with the necessary tools and training they need to succeed. We have customized programs for all levels of staff, from directors and coordinators to frontline workers like cashiers and cooks.