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AVI Food Systems & Shaker Heights Schools
With AVI Food Systems as a partner, Shaker Heights Schools is able to provide students with more than just a delicious and nutritious breakfast and lunch, we deliver the education and motivation students need to live a healthy lifestyle in the cafeteria and beyond. As focus on a stronger culinary approach to our programs and menus, we remain committed to offering our students wholesome, nutrient-dense foods that taste great. We emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean meats, while limiting sodium, unhealthy fats and added sugar. We promote scratch cooking where possible and encourage variety and nutritional balance to our menus.
Shaker and AVI also support local farmers, our students and farm-to-table efforts. Apples and other produce come from Northeast Ohio's Red Basket Farms and the Audrey Stout Learning Garden provides additional produce for meals.
The 42 full- and part-time employees prepare an average 371,000 meals each year throughout the eight district buildings. Using input from student surveys and everyday lunchroom conversations, the skilled AVI chefs and dietitians have spiced up the schools' menus with a wide variety of healthy food options and bold flavors.
The AVI Fresh Food Service department also offers a variety of catering options for any of your meetings or event needs. Catering menu and pricing can be found HERE
To become recognized for first-class, food service operations.
Goals and Objectives
We will support the District Strategic Plan by:
- Continuous improvement of our menu, services and food displays. For example, the Raider's Café will offer a variety of chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, combo meals and different Grab-n-Go foods. Fresh-food and water drinks will be offered at new vending machines at Woodbury, Middle School, and High School.
- Meet regulations. Ensure we meet or surpass USDA guidelines and stay abreast of changes to food service policy, procedures and practices.
- Educate students about healthy food choices. Find opportunities to work with the schools and educate students about healthy eating habits.
- Review technology software to improve food service accounting. Implement finger-scan process for meal purchases to speed the service lines.