Fulfilling our Mission all Year Round!
For the third year in a row Kid Chow was selected by the Mayor’s office of San Francisco to partner with them to be their summer food service lunch vendor. We have always believed that the healthy local food we prepare should be accessible to all kids. We just wrapped up our final week delivering Kid Chow lunches to low income families at more than 75 San Francisco Community Centers. It’s been a privilege to serve 5,000+ kids a day our local, organic and seasonal fare, fulfilling our mission in a very real and meaningful way. We plan to continue this partnership throughout the school year in both San Francisco and San Mateo counties serving students in after-school programs both snacks and meals as part of the USDA’s Supper Club program.
Introducing Chef Rachel
We are so excited to share the news of our newest team member, Chef Rachel. Hailing from Minnesota and of Peruvian descent, Rachel brings amazing energy and experience to the Kid Chow team. With 20 years of experience in the food industry, Rachel began her culinary career by attending Cenfotour Culinary School in Lima Peru. Rachel has developed global cuisine items for national companies as well as worked with Head Start helping them integrate whole natural nutritious food into their school systems. An early proponent of the farm to table movement and a parent of a teenager herself, Chef Rachel is an ideal fit for Kid Chow and brings great promise of new kid friendly, culturally diverse menu items for upcoming Kid Chow menus. Stay tuned!
Our Rockstar Fall Menu
Our back to school menu promises to be one of our best as we celebrate the flavors of late summer/early fall. We like to start the school year off strong by offering your students a menu chock full of their favorite menu items. We are offering our Bolognese, Mac & cheese, Potstickers, Teriyaki Chicken Wings, Chicken Pesto Flatbread, Chicken Pot Pie, Corndogs, Meatball Grinders, California Rolls, cantaloupe, grapes, juicy plums & pluots, crispy farm fresh apples, steamed broccoli with our homemade hummus and ranch dips, sweet cherry tomatoes and so much more!
Keeping it Local
As a small family owned and operated Bay Area focused business we remain committed to partnering with local businesses to prepare our lunches. Our roster is a proud map of California businesses, Clover dairy for milks, Zoe’s Natural for our deli meats, Mary’s Chicken for our poultry, House of Bagels, Veritable Vegetable for sourcing our local organic produce and Bay Bread (which is made next door to our kitchen and literally pick it up each morning!) We are doing our part to keep our meals delicious and sustainable! Our Ideals in a Lunch BagWe have always believed that kids will eat healthy food if it’s prepared the way they like it and, of course, tastes good. This explains our favorite tagline,” the type of beans in your child’s burrito really matters.” We are deeply proud to be the only lunch provider to offer customized lunches to kids. Lunch customization not only satisfies kids’ palates and makes us the most allergenic friendly lunch program possible but also the most parent-friendly. We recognize that parents appreciate knowing exactly what is in their child’s lunch bag since all of our lunches are hand-packed based on their selections. We genuinely believe that parents should have oversight to what their kids eat so they can teach kids about making good food decisions.
Meaningful School Visits
We’ve always been committed to providing incredibly responsive customer service. We appreciate the feedback we receive and, as a web based lunch program, the majority of our feedback is from parents via email. We’re equally interested in hearing directly from your kids. We think kids should know their opinions matter and that we listen to what they have to say about their lunches. Last year Kid Chow owner, Jamie Feuerman, and our parent liaisons, Heidi and Holly, made dozens of visits to our schools to solicit direct feedback from the trenches. We learned a lot from these visits and plan to head out again this year to stay in touch with your kids. Please let your kids know that we are looking forward to speaking with them and encourage them to share their opinions with us. We also plan to host informal lunch tastings with Chef Rachel as we introduce new items on our menu! 11 years and Counting! As we embark on our 11th Kid Chow year we are committed to being a Bay Area only ‘handson’ family business that is personally connected to the school communities we serve. As we have grown, we have remained true to our artisan roots and each year we thoughtfully introduce changes to make our lunch program even better (more convenient, more local) while maintaining our quality standards and tasty food at reasonable prices. In year 11, we promise your family an outstanding and responsive lunch program that uniquely offers the highest quality, locally sourced, healthy and homespun lunches, with global menu offerings, that have been artisanally prepared and customized as if they had been prepared in your own kitchen. Yes, the type of beans in your child’s burrito really does matter!