The Central Lutheran Church Child Care Center has used the Steakshop Catering Service as their caterer for nearly a decade, and I have worked with the management and staff at the Steakshop personally for five years. Our daily attendance of approximately 50 infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children have received their noon meals from the Steak Shop; over the years this has been 2600 days served and 130,000 meals!! Each and every meal has been of the highest quality.
The Steak Shop’s quality meals meet or exceed the USDA Child & Adult Care Food Program requirements to which our center must adhere. Each day and throughout the month the nutritionally well balanced meals provide a variety of healthy food choices. The children look forward to “Taco Tuesday;” they gobble up the hamburger gravy and mashed potatoes; they can’t get enough of the chicken nuggets and lasagna and breadsticks.
Additionally, we have called upon the Steak Shop to provide us with additional meals for special occasions. The center hosts a Christmas Program and meal for the families, grandparents and staff, about 250-300 people. The Steakshop has provided us with scrumptious meals that have received raves from the adults. Parents stated that they are glad their children are so well fed each day.
The Steak Shop staff is friendly and accommodating to any changes needed in our daily food contract. There are occasions when our number of required daily meals changes, or we have a need for a box lunch or picnic meal at another location, or we have a day the center is closed, in every instance the Steakshop accommodates our needs. The meals are delivered each day at a consistent time; this is critical to the center staff when faced with many hungry children. The Steakshop makes our clean-up task easy by picking up the food bins and washing them for us.
The Central Lutheran Child Care Center staff and children are very well pleased with the quality food and service provided to us by the Steakshop Catering Service. We hope our relationship will continue for many years to come.