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What are the portion sizes? Will it be enough food for my child?
W. T. Café’s menu items come in a variety of portion sizes to accommodate different appetites, age groups, and activity levels. There will also be a salad bar that students can return to and refill as often as they’d like during their lunch period.
Will pizza still be available every Friday?
Yes! WT Café will provide pizza every Friday. What a fun way to celebrate the end of the school week!
Can items be purchased ala carte?
Ala carte items can be purchased through the meal plan or lunch vouchers.
What is the average cost per day?The 7th-12th grade lunch plan at $1,245 averages at $7.60 a day
- The 2nd-6th grade lunch plan at $1,135 averages at $6.50 a day
- The K2-1st grade lunch plan at $989 averages at $5.75 a day
How will payments be applied?
If not paying up front, the meal plan will be added to your FACTS agreement and can be paid monthly through 5/15/19.
Will there be morning break food items?
The Cafeteria staff will be providing various breakfast items during the morning break. In addition, vending machines will be available daily for Upper School students and there will be opportunities for various school clubs and athletic teams to fundraise by selling snacks at morning break.
What if I decline the lunch service but need my child to eat some lunches at school?
For those who decline the lunch service, an option will be made available to purchase a lunch in advance for $10 (West Campus) and $7 (East Campus). Students will need to sign up and pay for this service 1 day prior to the day in which they desire to purchase lunch. They will then receive a meal voucher which they will present at lunch the following day.
How will they be signing up and receiving lunch vouchers?
During their lunch period, students can see the cafeteria staff to purchase a lunch voucher for the following day. These must be purchased by cash or check. For the East Campus, lunch vouchers can be purchased at the front office.
Why do lunch vouchers need to be purchased in advance?
Lunches will need to be purchased in advance is to allow W.T. Café time to prepare the appropriate amount of food for the following day. All meals are prepared fresh each morning.
If I’m not ready to commit to the lunch plan right away, can I sign up at a later date?
Yes. Families who initially decline the lunch service may enroll at a later date and will be charged for the remaining lunch days in the school year.
What if my child does not sign up for the lunch plan but forgets their lunch?
If a student forgets their lunch, an attempt will be made to contact the parent, depending upon when the school is made aware of this situation. If the parent cannot be notified, the student will receive the lunch service and the family account will be billed $10 (West Campus) and $7 (East Campus).
Will the school be considering returning to the old format?
The expansion of our gym floor as part of the gym renovation project necessitated a change in our cafeteria operation. WT Café will provide our students with meals that are made from scratch everyday using natural, organic ingredients that are both delicious and nutritious. However, the school will be considering the construction of a full service cafeteria as part of the next strategic plan that is currently being put together.
Can I enroll in the lunch plan now and cancel during the school year?
Once you enroll in the lunch plan, your payment covers the entire school year and we are not able to accept cancellations due to contractual obligations with WT Café.
What happened to the balance on my Pay For It account?
All positive or negative lunch balances from the 2017/18 school year have already been posted to your family account.
Will students have to select their lunch in advance?
East Campus students will select their lunches in advance. West campus students will choose their lunch when they go through the lunch line. Monthly menus will be sent in advance and will also be posted at various places throughout the campus.
If you purchase the cafeteria plan and are out sick for a day or have a field trip/special event, will you be reimbursed?
W.T. Café will be preparing meals each day based upon the enrolled student numbers, therefore reimbursements will not be an option.
W.T. Café Q&A
Does the menu change?
Of course! Many kid favorites will rotate back in but the menu will change monthly depending on what is popular and seasonally available.
What if my child is a picky eater?
That is something that we really do understand and it motivates us each day. We know that today’s picky eater could be tomorrow’s sushi lover! We have found that repeat exposure to new foods can have a huge impact on future eating habits. Just in case that doesn’t work for your child, we have packed our menu with many kid favorites that he or she is sure to love!
Can you accommodate specific food preferences?
We understand that food is not a one-size-fits-all product and that kids have very picky tastes! We offer all condiments on the side and make sure that any “extras” like coconut, raisins, salsa, etc. are packaged separately so the child can decide to include it or not.We understand that food is not a one-size-fits-all product and that kids have very picky tastes! Although at this time we cannot personalize the meals, we do offer all condiments on the side and make sure that any “extras” like coconut, raisins, salsa, etc. are packaged separately so the child can decide to include it or not.We understand that food is not a one-size-fits-all product and that kids have very picky tastes! Although at this time we cannot personalize the meals, we do offer all condiments on the side and make sure that any “extras” like coconut, raisins, salsa, etc. are packaged separately so the child can decide to include it or not.
Is the food fresh?
Of course! Our signature meals are prepared each day using only the freshest ingredients possible. They wouldn’t be wholesome otherwise!
Where is your food prepared?
Our food is prepared in local kitchens in the communities we serve. Each location works with a passionate local chef and kitchen team who prepare meals fresh and from scratch daily.
Do you serve hot food?
Of course we do! We provide a variety of hot foods daily, from comforting house-made soups to flavorful hot entrees, we know how important it is for parents to provide fresh, hot meals to their families. It is not our nature to disappoint!