We are so excited to partner with the Norristown area school district. The first day of service boasted excited students, engaged teachers and staff, and lots and lots of empty plates! Philly.com featured the launch on March 7, 2014:
“Curried chickpea stew, couscous with raisins, a tossed salad with carrot slices and a tomato-infused vinaigrette. It sounds more like a dinner you’d read off a menu than a lunch served in a middle school cafeteria. But for the students of Eisenhower Science and Leadership Technology Academy, it’s just a regular Thursday lunch.
“On March 6th, the Norristown Area School District launched its partnership with the Vetri Foundation for Children to bring scratch-cooked, family-style lunches to the cafeteria. Once a week, this program, called ‘Eatiquette,’ transforms school lunches into made-from-scratch meals with fresh, locally-sourced produce.
“’The kids are getting a healthier meal, nothing is processed,’ explains Head Chef Cheryl Riccioli. ;It’s labor-intensive for us but we hope it will broaden their horizons and give them an opportunity to try new and healthier foods.’”