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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
Vision Statement
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. 

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 
  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
  3. email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Mark Jacobs, Food Service Director
AVI Fresh-Shaker Schools
216-295-4342 or 216-295-4289

Breakfast/Lunch Price

K-6 School Lunch: $3.50
7-12 School Lunch: $3.75
Extra Milk: $.75
Breakfast: Provided free to all students

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

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