Since 2016, Brigaid has collaborated with partner K-12 school districts to transform the way their students eat. Our chefs empower food service teams through extensive in-person training that prepares them to serve wholesome, scratch-cooked food to their students and also execute existing offerings with greater consistency and quality.
21,000 school districts and over 100,000 schools participate in the National School Lunch Program, serving a total of 5 billion meals each year. This makes the NSLP by far the largest food service provider in the country. Participating schools are required to meet strict nutritional guidelines set by the USDA in order to receive the funding available for these meals.
An unintended consequence of these strict regulations has been that most schools over time have lost the ability to cook. Brigaid’s chef-led training program provides the strong organizational and culinary foundation needed to get these schools ready to cook from scratch again!