Involving Students at Every Grade Level
Today's students, Generation Z, are more interested in the experiential aspects of dining than ever before. That means simply serving meals won't cut it. We create experiences and inspire students to engage and participate by offering great food in a fun atmosphere.
Student Choice gives students a true voice in deciding what culinary concepts are featured on the menu through fun tasting and voting events. Students are savvy consumers with high expectations for the dining experience, and we stay on trend by letting your students take the lead. Winning concepts are served at a Student Choice station or integrated into the menu as a limited-time offer until the next vote. Concepts are regularly refreshed to keep the program exciting.
Learning experiences that spark curiosity, discovery and a sense of adventure are the cornerstone of our innovative approach to nutrition education. Our Discovery Kitchen platform allows us to integrate nutrition education and cooking demonstrations with our promotional calendar through dynamic monthly themes, connecting the lessons students learn with delicious dishes in the cafeteria. Activities are tailored to each age group. Each theme has different activities for elementary and secondary students so we can reach every student with the nutrition information and engagement style that's right for them.
To help students make a connection between what they eat and how they feel, Chartwells launched Mood Boost! Designed for elementary and middle school students, this program features fun characters that focus on six moods: strong, alert, happy, calm, smart, and confident. New menus with moodboosting recipes prominently features fun characters that focus on six moods: strong, alert, happy, calm, smart, and confident. New menus with moodboosting recipes prominently feature at least one significant ingredient per mood.