With Taher’s innovative food court system, school lunch lines move more efficiently, and students can choose … READ MORE
Here’s a tough question: would you rather read through information on 12 different companies that provide contract management for school food service, or sit down to a plate of warm, chef-prepared sweet Italian sausage calzini?
Exactly. Food is exciting — and Taher never forgets that.
Neither will your students.
Our enthusiasm for food translates directly into a better experience for K-12 lunch students: meals made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. Dishes prepared from scratch. Menus and display cooking sessions inspired by our Chef Council’s world travels. Plenty of healthy options, supplemented by nutrition information and education.
In other words, we want your students to eat the best food possible, now and for life.
How will this food-centric approach fit into your district? Seamlessly. After more than 30 years in this business, Taher knows what it takes to create successful, profitable partnerships. We’ll go above and beyond your school board’s requirements by taking the lead on progressive nutritional guidelines, implementing forward-thinking environmental practices, and, of course, easing the strain on your district’s overworked budget.
More than that, we’ll do everything it takes to make sure you’re comfortable with the relationship. You’ll rest easy knowing Taher will make a long-term commitment to your district, students, staff, and the entire school community. Simply put, we exist to make your job easier.
Which means you’ll be able to put down the paperwork, and go get that calzini.
TAHER’S K-12 FOOD MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Taher’s K-12 school food service management offerings.
Chef based food
Customized food court concepts
Menu planning and analysis
Marketing and merchandising
Equipment and facility design
Frequent in-service training
Technology system and support
TAHER’S SCHOOL FOOD
Taher’s nutrition awareness education program centers around a positive character named NUTRA KID™, which represents good eating practices. NUTRA KID™ helps teach children the importance of developing good eating habits that
extend beyond school lunch. “You Are What You Eat” promotional materials encourage everyone to make wise food choices to improve their attitude toward nutrition.
One goal of the program is to create enthusiasm among children and teachers by incorporating nutrition into the school curriculum. Taher has created several marketing promotions using NUTRA KID™ as a tool to encourage children to choose a variety of foods. Students can access nutritional links on the Web, and on-site posters provide nutritional information on students’ favorite foods.
Taher is committed to assisting in nutrition awareness education for children, parents and school personnel. This partnership will allow our message to reach all students, and help them develop a positive attitude toward eating that will last a lifetime.
TAHER’S FOOD COURTS FOR K-12 EDUCATION
With Taher’s innovative food court system, school lunch lines move more efficiently,
and students can choose exactly what they want.
CLASSIC CAFE STATION
The cycle-menu entrée choices are made from scratch daily, offering a minimum of two selections every day. This station is available for students to choose from on a daily basis.
PIZZA AND PANINI STATION
A daily Panini or pizza choice. Taher’s Signature Pizza starts with a specially formulated crust. After smothering it with our zesty, old-world recopy pizza sauce and fresh mozzarella, we finish it off with a variety of toppings.
Deli Sandwich Station offering made-to-order fresh deli sandwiches and wraps, on choice of bread, served with all pickles, peppers, sauces, condiments, or simply tacos, burritos, wraps, ets.
HOT SANDWICH & INTERNATIONAL GRILL
Presenting burritos, tacos, wraps, burgers, chicken, fish, and other popular items.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLE BAR
An accompaniment to every meal. This station utilizes self-service and offers students a selection of fresh and canned fruits, and fresh vegetables.
Our A la Carte offerings will include healthier food, snacks and beverages selections, including our exciting and delicious line of Grab-n-Go products; made fresh, they are also available for students on the run Items offered include freshly-made salads, sandwiches, wraps, and homemade soups.
What size does the school need to be to benefit from Taher’s professional school lunch management?
We can provide on-site services to schools with student populations beginning at 500. Although some options may be available only to schools with 1,500 or more students – we can and will tailor a program to fit your needs.
No two students seem to like the same thing. How can you ensure nutritional standards and requirements are met AND provide the kinds of food kids will eat?
In addition to working closely with the State Department of Child Nutrition and meeting U.S.D.A. state and local requirements, Taher utilizes selective menus and incorporates name brand products, such as Pillsbury® and General Mills®, more daily choices, and weekly and monthly promotions to give students a broader and/or more appealing menu selection – meaning virtually every student (even the picky eaters) will find something they like that’s also good for them.
Can you help us improve and increase student participation in our lunch program?
Yes! Since students have a wider variety of foods from which to choose and/or a more appealing daily menu, they are more likely to participate in your school’s lunch program. The greater the participation, the better your revenues.
We already have dedicated employees working in our cafeteria. If we use your service, what happens to them?
We enjoy and work very well with existing staff. In addition to listening to and learning from them, we can help them help you by involving them in increasing productivity and providing ongoing education to help meet challenges. We can also hire, train, and manage new employees as desired or needed.
What about bottom-line issues?
We are proudest of our ability to provide excellent service, the greatest variety of choices, and professional management expertise at the lowest possible cost with the greatest potential for increased revenue.
We do this by:
Utilizing our substantial purchasing power to get you the best prices – even on brand names.
Increasing student participation in the lunch program by offering more appetizing options, thereby increasing revenues.
Optimizing management techniques for greater cost-effectiveness.
Offering accountability by presenting you with a monthly profit and loss statement, which also provides you with the timely information necessary to make informed administrative decisions.
Tailoring our services to meet your budget.
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Absolutely delicious!!!!! Thank you for spectacular food and drink yesterday. YOU and YOUR staff continue to out do yourselves. GREAT work.
Wendy S. Shannon, Ph.DSuperintendent
A BIG thank you to Chef John for his introduction to Thai for the Ethnic/Gourmet Foods class! It was a great deal of prep work-I truly appreciated it and the kids thought it was FUN! I had lots of students take the sample with them and were talking about how they loved the taste of the chicken. I even had student who aren’t in the class stop in for a sample!!!!!!!! We are SO fortunate to have creative expertise in the building!
Julie PetersonFACS Teacher and Middle School Coordinator
I¹m amazed by the quality and consistency of the food here, and I’m always impressed by the level of service and how engaging the folks in the café are. Thank you so much!!