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16 healthy choices a day including vegetarian, gluten-free and organic options!
The LunchMaster’s original recipes capture the freshest seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers. Each meal is handcrafted with love by caring staff in our state of the art kitchens and are carefully designed by our registered dietitian, an expert in child nutrition, who makes sure to combine a delicious blend of ingredients and vital nutrients essential for your kids development.
The LunchMaster’s delicious meals typically feature a freshly prepared entrée, fruit, vegetable, healthy snack, and a choice of cold beverages. Our menus are designed by Registered Dietitian Melissa Manning. A mother herself, she knows what kids love, and her continuous oversight ensures that our meals meet strict standards.
We make lunch EASY…
✓ Order online our 16 daily menu options (including vegetarian, gluten-free and organic) through our user-friendly platform
✓ Order until 6:45 a.m. for same day meal delivery!
✓ Order multiple diners at once, even if they’re at different schools!
✓ Track Allergens: flag the allergen once and it’s gone forever
✓ One entree, fresh fruit, fresh vegetable, snack and a choice of cold beverages delivered to your kid for under $5!
✓ All meals are scratch cooked and prepared in-house daily in our state of the art kitchens in San Carlos, Los Angeles and Stockton
✓ Low in fat (no trans fats) and sugar (no sugar added)
✓ Whole grains, seasonal fresh local and organic produce (based on market availability), antibiotic-free, hormone-free, steroid-free USDA meat, rBST-free low-fat dairy products
✓ No artificial preservatives, no colors, no flavor sweeteners, no use animal by-products or L-cysteine
The LunchMaster follows the strict regulations of the
✓ National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
✓ California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division (CDENSD)
✓ School Breakfast Program (SBP)
✓ Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
The LunchMaster provides breakfast, lunch, afterschool snack and supper as it is essential for students to be fueled up throughout the day based on their daily activities so that they can stay focus, learn, exercise and grow.
Here are a few ways that we provide resources and help facilitate discussions between schools and families on the importance of making healthier choices.
Health and Wellness courses
Lessons for all ages and grade levels that include but are not limited to:
✓ School based farmer’s markets
✓ How to read a nutrition label
✓ The importance of having a healthy heart rate
✓ Creating a Healthy Plate
✓ Understanding the importance of exercise
✓ The importance of drinking water
✓ Limiting fried foods, soda, and sweets
We work with individual schools and PTAs to create a basic marketing strategy to promote healthy school food that employs behavioral economics, food placement, presentation, site events and promotions that can change the way students view new items and increase their consumption of healthier meals.
We highlight new recipes or items on the website by featuring rich full-color photographs, detailed meal descriptions and an easy to read nutrition label for each item.
After several years of operating Mr. Hofbrau, and with the demand for school lunches and private catering steadily increasing, Ted and Marie created Nob Hill Catering, Inc. They have owned Nob Hill Catering, Inc. for over 30 years and integrated to the group The LunchMaster in 1994.
The LunchMaster success is over 20 years of experience and tireless dedication to children’s plates coupled with a commitment to delivering excellent nutrition for their well-being.
The owners, Ted & Marie Giouzelis, who share 35 years of passion for high quality homey cooking and catering, are both still fully involved in the production and customer satisfaction, and have never lost focus on the quality and integrity of their food they take pride of.
At The LunchMaster we not only take pride in the quality of the products we use and meals we create, but we are also always on the lookout to enhance our environmental responsibility, ensure sustainability and limit our footprint throughout our supply chain.
✓ The plates we use are bend-resistant, capable of withstanding high temperatures, and 100% biodegradable
✓ Our fruit & veggie packing and salad dressing cups are 100% compostable
✓ Recyclable spork packets equipped with a napkin and a straw are provided with every meal
✓ Our whole packaging maintains meals in accordance with California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law (CURFFL) and local health standards
✓ We always privilege local sourcing and suppliers engaging in sustainable and organic practices
✓ All our facilities (in San Carlos, Los Angeles and Stockton) are equipped with Compost and Recycle bins, and motion sensor lighting, which guarantees minimal use of electricity
✓ We operate on tankless (aka demand) water heaters, which are 8% to 14% more energy efficient
✓ Isuzu’s N-Series trucks represent 50% of our fleet. They are the first medium-duty-low-cab-forward trucks to meet the most stringent emissions standards in the world: Environmental
Protection Agency 2010 compliant, California Air Resources Board (CARB) HD-OBD compliant, Clean-idle certified, with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology
✓We use green cleaning on all equipment and prep areas
✓ Educate and engage employees, customers and our community on the importance of conserving resources, reducing waste, recycling and composting
✓ Conduct recycling and composting educational sessions and facility tours
✓ Give back to our community by volunteering, donating resources and fundraising
✓ Leftover entrées are donated to local food banks daily
Our approach to business is guided by commitments to the following principles:
✓ Continuous Improvement
We believe that everyone should have access to nutritious delicious meals from a local company that is committed to limiting the negative impact on our environment
The lunchMaster prides itself on quality and freshness. Our Chefs take pride in creating a menu with several options and we are continuously expanding. Below you will find a few of the options, to see our full menu, please register.
The LunchMaster takes great pride in the employees they hire. Each individual was carefully selected and make The LunchMaster what it is today with their expertise and knowledge in the food industry.
Ted and Marie are an integral part of the day-to-day operations at the LunchMaster ensuring that the meals exceed standards and are delivered on time while providing elite customer service in all three of the LunchMaster locations.
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Originally from France, Cedric is a “foodie” and so decided a couple of years ago to combine his passion for the culinary industry, expertise in Commodities, food supply chain, operations management, and strategic planning and analysis and got into “Food Tech”.
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The LunchMaster staff dietitian Melissa Manning specializes in child nutrition. Melissa, a mother of two, particularly enjoys making food healthy and fun. Melissa has analyzed and evaluated the menus of more than 60 school districts as part of her work with California state nutrition auditors.
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Mike makes the most of his strengths by focusing on maintaining and growing LunchMaster’s existing client base while acquiring new clients. Mike’s engaging presence plays a very important role as the voice and face of all the wonderful things going on within The LunchMaster.
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Sweta plays a pivotal role by ensuring that excellent communication is provided to all schools & parents and that The LunchMaster complex logistics runs smoothly. She uses her savvy market research to help facilitate external correspondence, handle compliance issues, & implements custom programs when needed.
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Adriana brings a wealth of technological and customer service experience to her new role at The LunchMaster, ensuring the streamline of the company’s external communication and advising our Customer Service team to continue providing that elite support the LunchMaster is known for.
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