Great for Schools

Gordon Food Service Great For Schools

We understand the challenges facing food service operations in schools today; critical issues like providing good nutrition, meal participation, commodity management, federal and state accountability, and controlling costs are all top of mind.

At Gordon Food Service, we have many years of experience working with primary and secondary schools. We offer the products, services, and expertise to help your food service operation deliver best-in-class performance, helping you to truly succeed in the business of school meals! To learn more about the specific tools and services available, please click on the topic of interest at the bottom of this page.

Gordon Food service TOols for Schools

Mobile Cart Guide

  • Mobile food and coffee carts provide grab-and-go food and beverages in a busy setting. There are many benefits to students and your food service operation when mobile carts are available. Check out the Education Mobile Cart Guide below for more information and to generate ideas to start up or revamp a cart in your school! To view this publication, click here.

Making the Grade

  • A Gordon Food Service exclusive, our annual Making the Grade book is a complete resource for marketing and planning your food service program. Tools include monthly, weekly, and daily menu suggestions, USDA meal criteria, nutrition information, menu templates, recipes, activities for kids, and more. It's a perennial school favorite! To view this year's publication, click here.

Nutrition Resource Center

  • The Nutrition Resource Center (NRC) is a valuable resource for Gordon Food Service Customers. Staffed by registered dietitians and support personnel, the NRC was the first of its kind in the food service industry and continues to be the ultimate source of nutrition and food safety expertise.

  • Need nutrition information on a product? Ingredient statements or allergen information? The NRC has details on all Gordon Food Service brand products and many national brand items.

  • This team may be reached at (800) 968-4426 or

Cycle Menus & Menu Templates

  • Gordon Food Service has pre-written cycle menus available for you to use in your K-12 operation. These menus meet USDA regulations for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. To view the menus, click here.

  • Take advantage of our electronic monthly and seasonal colorful menu templates, with both 7-day and 5-day cycles. These templates are easy to use; simply enter your operation specifics to create full menus with a professional appearance.

For information on daycare and adult menus, please visit the Child and Adult Care Food Program page.

Quick tips for grants

Use this resource to plan and organize your process when searching or applying for grants.

Tools & Services