No Matter Your District’s Specific Need, SFE Can Take
Your K-12 Foodservice Program to the Next Level!

No Matter Your District’s Specific Need, SFE Can Take Your K-12 Foodservice Program to the Next Level!

Need Delicious, Fresh Food Kids Love?

“SFE’s fresh-from-scratch food quality is outstanding, so that students WANT to eat at school now…”

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“First and foremost: SFE’s fresh-from-scratch food quality is outstanding, so that students WANT to eat at school, now. In a district where some kids may not get regular meals; in fact, this is making a real difference in ensuring that our students are well-fed and ready to learn. SFE has brought in a full, healthy breakfast in the morning, multiple lunch options, and even after-school dinners (not just snacks). They’ve also led student taste test panels to gauge what our students like most, tailoring our menus specifically to their preferences. The result has been much improved participation.”

Need Greater, Student-Approved Variety?

"SFE has brought in much more menu variety…and has been able to customize menus to fit with our regional ‘comfort food’ preferences."

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“We came to SFE from a self-operated program.  SFE has brought in much more menu variety than previously was offered, including the important and well-received option of a full salad bar. Students and parents appreciate that SFE staff has been able to customize menus to fit with our regional ‘comfort food’ preferences. SFE Staff survey students regularly and have used feedback from school taste tests to create new menu items for us.”

Need Healthier Financial Returns?

“… SFE has been able to deliver well over a million dollars in surplus, year after year.”

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“As a self-operated district, we averaged losses of about $200,000 per year. I am happy to announce that SFE was able to reverse that negative trend. In SFE’s first year with Sunnyside, our program achieved break-even status for the first time in 20 years. In the years since, SFE has brought us increasing annual surpluses that have reached over $2,000,000.00/year. Even in seasons of required minimum wage cost increases, SFE has been able to deliver well over a million dollars in surplus, year after year. In total, that’s over $ 13,000,000!”

Need Peace of Mind During Program Audits?

"...Since SFE came in, in fact, our district has passed every audit inspection!"

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“SFE has also provided the leadership to be sure our district is always ready for audits. Since SFE came in, in fact, our district has passed every audit inspection! It’s been a great relief to know that our program is always in alignment with regulatory standards. We never have to worry about that anymore.”

Need “All-In” Community Support?

“We feel like SFE truly shares our passion for community.”

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“At Pontiac, we like to give back to our community as well as to our student population.  But, before SFE, we didn’t always feel like our foodservice provider wanted to work with us on that. With SFE, we’ve had their full partnership in our Back-to-School Rally, Harvest Fest and Community Outreach food donation projects.  We feel like SFE truly shares our passion for community.

Need an Easy Staff Transition with Lots of Support?

“We found the transition to be seamless…We particularly recall being impresses with how sensitive SFE was to our culture…”

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We found the transition to be seamless:  Right away, SFE was able to effectively take over the operational and profitability pressures of running a school foodservice program.  We particularly recall being impressed with how sensitive SFE was to our culture during the transition:  At our district, SFE gave plenty of support to the entire existing staff.  However, they also promoted one of our best internal leaders to a top management role in our program, giving her extra, cross-functional training and coaching to ensure her success.  We really appreciated that.”

Need Nutrition Education Programs for Lasting Impact?

“One way SFE truly exceeds our expectations today is with their extra programs for our students, such a Roving Chef interactive student cooking events…and Farmer’s Markets…and Garden Club…”

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One way that SFE truly exceeds our expectations today is with their extra programs for our students, such as “Roving Chef” interactive student cooking events, Dr Seuss tray promotions, “Grill with the Principal” events and Farmer’s Markets.  They have even added a sustainable garden and support a “Garden Club” at each of our 7 school campuses.   These events all tie together to help our students grow their nutritional knowledge as well as their exposure to fruits and vegetables that they may not experience, otherwise.”

Need Ongoing, On-Call Support?

"SFE is always on call, at all times, to provide the ongoing support they need. This has given the whole staff a lot of encouragement and confidence…”

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“While we’ve still chosen to manage our own kitchen employees, SFE has provided a full support team that has made all the difference for us. Chef J is loved by both students and staff because he makes cooking and training fun. In addition, our staff saw an SFE staff member twice per week who coached us on everything from menu conversions to optimal meals per labor hours, to best kitchen lay-out, to processes for top efficiency… The food is better, things work more smoothly, and we’ve really appreciated the staffing SUPPORT. Today, they get their questions answered, and SFE is always on call, at all times, to provide the ongoing support they need. This has given the whole staff a lot of encouragement and confidence.