ACHIEVING SYSTEM INNOVATION
Our approach is based on years of on the ground operational experience paired with detailed knowledge of school food service operations. We understand how operational shifts impact budget, staff and customers. Our assessment process create a picture of where a district is currently, including past actions impacting the current state, and any strategic planning currently in process. The outcome of the analysis provides direction and next steps relevant for strategic planning and achieving the district’s desired outcomes.
We conduct assessments by:
- Gathering data from the district school food service
- Analysis of systems and processes
- Interviews with staff, administration, students, and parents
- Observation of all parts of the operations
Lunch Lessons, LLC provides its client the necessary information to decide its best plan of action. It is up to the district to determine what kind of shifts in approach and execution it can truly support, but in every case change requires a long term commitment. We are here to support your commitment to change and the improvement of your school food service operations.
SPEAKING – TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE – WORKSHOPS
CHEF ANN COOPER
Some of the most important facets of changing school food are marketing, education, community-building, and motivating your constituencies. Chef Ann Cooper’s talks excellent at promoting each of these areas. Chef Ann’s keynote speeches, seminars, videos, podcasts, TED Talks, radio, TV and print interviews all highlight the motivational, educational and inspirational effect that the spirit of her message has on all her audiences. Including Chef Cooper’s talks or seminars at your conference, meeting or other venue will assure not only a high level of participation, but a high level of audience satisfaction.
SCHOOL FOOD OPERATIONS
The Lunch Lessons LLC team can provide targeted technical assistance for school districts needing support in specific areas of their operation. This assistance may include procedural guidance, operations implementations such as salad bars, team trainings, efficiency in systemic processes such as purchasing, ordering and inventory management; back-office software implementation support, menu-planning, forecasting and facilities design.
Lunch Lessons LLC will design a workshop experience specific to the clients’ desired goals. Dependent upon the workshop audience and desired outcomes, Lunch Lessons excels at crafting workshops built on presenters with expertise in school food finance, culinary training, nutrition and menu planning, facilities, customer service, school district administration, and marketing.