Welcome to The LunchMaster


We proudly serve the Bay Area, Central Valley, and Los Angeles Vicinity.

Why Choose The LunchMaster?


We make lunch EASY…


  • Order online with our 16 daily menu options
    (including vegetarian, gluten-free & organic)
  • You can place orders until 6:45 a.m. for same day delivery
  • Track allergens: flag the allergen once and it’s gone forever

HEALTHY and AFFORDABLE


  • All meals are scratch cooked and prepared in-house daily with Fresh ingredients
  • Entree, fresh fruit, fresh vegetable, snack and choice of cold beverages for under $5!

and COMPLIANT


  • The LunchMaster follows the strict regulations of the National School Lunch Program

Our Program


  • Introduction
  • Our Service
  • Nutrition
  • Our Story
  • Core Values
With over 20 years of experience, The LunchMaster was the pioneer in preparing and distributing meals to schools in the Bay Area. In addition to the headquarters based in San Carlos, the company now has two other satellite locations in Central Valley and Los Angeles areas. The LunchMaster offers convenience, flexibility and peace of mind for parents who can select at the click of a button, tasty and balanced breakfasts, lunches and after-school meal options to be delivered to school to their kids. Each meal is carefully designed by a registered dietitian who specializes in child nutrition and handcrafted by caring staff in the company’s state of the art kitchen. The LunchMaster’s mission is to provide students, academic and school staff, fresh, delicious, nutritious and affordable meals every day of the school calendar year.
As a parent, you’re naturally concerned about what your child eats every day. But you do not always find time or are simply not sure how to prepare balanced healthy meals for your kids to take to school every day of the school week. No worries LunchMaster is here to do the job for you!

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
…AFFORDABLE
✓ One entree, fresh fruit, fresh vegetable, snack and a choice of cold beverages delivered to your kid for under $5!
…HEALTHY
✓ 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
…and COMPLIANT
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)

Over the years, thanks to our in-house Registered Dietitian we have perfected the delicate balance between parent and child euphoria. That’s why we take our time to create meals that not only students are excited about and want to eat, but are nutritious. Student participation and satisfaction are critical to the success of our program.

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

Open Communication
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.

The founders of The LunchMaster, Ted & Marie Giouzelis have had the entrepreneurial spirit from an early age. As newlyweds in their 20s, they owned a successful produce market in San Francisco and the popular Nob Hill Chicken & Ribs in the heart of Union Square. Deciding to raise their family on the Peninsula, they moved to Belmont and opened a new restaurant Mr. Hofbrau. Almost immediately, they began receiving requests from schools to prepare meals for their students.

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.

Environmental Responsibility

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

Social Responsibility

✓ 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

Principles

Our approach to business is guided by commitments to the following principles:

✓ Nutrition
✓ Education
✓ Transparency
✓ Integrity
✓ Sustainability
✓ Continuous Improvement

Vision

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 Food Gallery


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.

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Meet the Team


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 & Marie Giouzelis

CEO/Vice President & Founders

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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Cedric Auger

Head of Operations & Business Development

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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Melissa Manning

Registered Dietitian

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 Marques

Director of Sales

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 Prasad

Operations Support & School Liaison

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 Cholico

Marketing Associate

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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Contact Us to Learn More!


  • 601 Taylor Way, San Carlos, CA 94070
  • (855)LM-LUNCH (855-565-8624)
  • (650) 596-8008
  • lunchmaster@nobhillcatering.com

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