Nutrition

Everyday fresh, healthy, quality meals made from scratch.

In our schools we prepare over 11,000 meals daily for students ranging from preschool children to high school seniors. Meals are always created on-site, from scratch, using the finest products. Our commitment is to provide traceable, local and sustainable meals with a focus on seasonality. 


We recognize the importance of the local food community.

Our Farm to School program is committed to providing our schools with ingredients that are locally sourced, sustainable and traceable. We procure seasonal fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, legumes and cider from NY, NJ, CT & PA farms.

Local not only includes our network of farms, but we also appreciate your school's community, whether that means buying bread from a bakery around the corner or exploring neighborhood specialty foods. 


Nutrition at Fordham Preparatory School

Fordham Prep has partnered with Cater To You as the food service provider to create daily meals that focus on optimal nutritional impact for the community. Meals are centered on  a wide variety of protein sources both animal and plant based, whole grains, legumes, dairy foods, healthy fats, and the freshest of fruits and vegetables.

Menus are developed monthly to reflect seasonal availability, holidays and the special needs of The Fordham community. The culinary team is led by our Chef Manager, Richard Romani.  

Extensive allergy awareness training certified by AllerTrain and ServSafe has been completed by both the Chef Manager and the Sous Chef. In addition, all other CtY employees serving the community of Fordham receive allergy awareness training as part of their on-boarding groundwork.

 

Daily Dining at Fordham Preparatory School

All menu items are prepared fresh daily by our full-time staff of nine plus the chef, who works to oversee that all preparation meets or exceeds our professional standards.

 

DAILY BREAKFAST SELECTION

  • Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Roll or Bagel with your selection of egg, cheese and meat
  • Pancakes
  • French Toast
  • Oatmeal
  • Home Fries
  • Fresh Baked Corn, Blueberry and Chocolate Chip Muffins
  • Bagels with butter or cream cheese
  • Yogurt Parfaits with fruit and granola
  • Fruit Cups
  • Cereal with milk
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Strawberry Smoothies
     

Lunch selection

  • Daily Entrée
  • Homemade Pizza
  • Make Your Own Sandwich or Wrap
  • Tex-Mex Grill or Salad Creation Station
  • Grab-and-Go selection
  • Snacks
     

DAILY ENTRéE

Daily changing entrées such as:

  • Chicken Parmesan with homemade mozzarella, marinara sauce and pasta
  • Grilled Salmon with teriyaki glaze, Jasmine Rice and Stir Fried Vegetables
  • Roasted Turkey with homemade stuffing
  • Chicken Milanese with arugula and bruschetta topping
  • BBQ Pork Sliders
  • Penne a la Vodka
  • Philly Cheesesteaks
  • Pork Kabob Souvlaki
  • Baked Ziti
  • Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers or Bacon Cheeseburgers with hand-cut French Fries
  • Mac and Cheese with broccoli
  • Chicken Tenders with BBQ sauce or honey mustard dip
     

MAKE YOUR OWN SANDWICH OR WRAP

Your choice of:

  • Ciabatta Roll
  • Hero
  • Club roll
  • Whole wheat bread
  • White, spinach, or tomato wrap

With a selection of premium deli meats, cheeses and other toppings:

  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Breaded Chicken
  • American Cheese
  • Provolone
  • Cheddar
  • Mozzarella
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Hot Pepper
  • Mayonnaise
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Hot Sauce
  • Caesar Dressing
     

SOUP

During the colder months of the year we serve soup.  Our soup offerings include:

  • Chicken Noodle
  • Split Pea
  • Italian Wedding
  • Cream of Broccoli
  • Minestrone
  • Buffalo Chicken
     

TEX-MEX GRILL OR SALAD CREATION STATIONS

Students have the option to prepare their own plate by choosing from a selection of fresh ingredients to make either a burrito or tacos or a fresh chopped salad. 

TEX-MEX GRILL

Choice of tortilla:

  • Flour Tortilla
  • Taco Shells
  • Tortilla Chips

Choice of protein:

  • Carne Asada
  • Pulled Pork
  • Roasted Chicken

Choice of sides and toppings:

  • Fiesta Rice
  • Guacamole
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Shredded Cheese
     

SALAD CREATIONS

Choice of salad:

  • Mesclun
  • Romaine
  • Spinach

Choice of protein:

  • Ham
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Bacon

Choice of toppings (4):

  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Chickpeas
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Feta Cheese
  • Shredded Parmesan

Choice of dressing:

  • Caesar
  • Ranch
  • Honey Mustard
  • Balsamic
  • Oil & Vinegar
  • Thousand Island
     

HOMEMADE PIZZA

We have cheese, sausage and pepperoni pizza each day and a daily rotating specialty pizza.

Specialty pizzas include:

  • White Pizza
  • Italian Combo
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Chicken Caesar Salad

We also serve fresh Calzones and Stromboli.
 

GRAB-AND-GO SELECTIONS

We offer a variety of daily fresh grab-and-go foods and beverages:

  • Sandwiches:
    • Caprese
    • Italian Combo
    • Chicken Caesar
    • BLT Cheddar on Texas Toast
    • Roast Beef with Crispy Onions and Cheddar
  • Wraps:
    • Turkey Bacon Ranch
    • Turkey Bacon Santa Fe 
  • Fruit Cups:
    • Mixed Fruit
    • Grapes
    • Strawberries
    • Watermelon
    • Pineapple
       

BEVERAGES

Homemade or fresh-poured drinks:

  • Smoothies
  • Orange Juice
  • Apple Cider (Seasonal)
  • Lemonade
  • Iced Tea
  • Cranberry Juice

Bottled drinks include:

  • Poland Spring Water
  • Vitamin Water
  • Apple and Eve Juices
  • Hint Sprinkling Water
  • Gatorade
  • Honest Tea Organic Teas
  • Poland Spring Sparkling Water
  • Battenkill Valley Creamery Milk
  • Battenkill Valley Creamery Chocolate Milk
  • Essential Plus Water
     

SNACKS

We make our own snacks in addition to our quality snacks from other vendors.

A few of our selections:

  • Parfaits with Fruit and Granola
  • David's Chocolate Chunk Cookie
  • Jumbo Pretzel
  • Muffin
  • Whole Fruit
  • Chobani Yogurt
  • Sabra Hummus with Pretzels
  • Deep River Kettle Cooked Chips
  • Deep River Organic Popcorn with Sea Salt
  • Unique Pretzel Shells
  • KIND Bars
  • Belvita Breakfast Cookies
  • Back to Nature Snacks
  • Nature Valley Bars