Food Services

  •  Food Service Mission: Working together to provide meals that nourish and stimulate the mind and body of every student to enhance learning in a global community. 

    We recognize the men and women who make our days a little better by honoring our food service staff.                                          

                We are hiring. Apply here.

    School Menu Restrictions Currently in Place:

    • Peanut and tree nuts are not served by cafeteria staff to students in elementary grades.  
    • Seafood and pork are not served on the student menus.
    Columbus City Schools follow the MyPlate dietary guidelines for student meal planning.   
     
    Eat a fruit or vegetable at every meal.  Make healthy food choices! 
      
    For more information, click on Eat Right with MyPlate or download a free smartphone app: Start Simple with MyPlate. 
     
    Food and beverages sold at school for student consumption during the school day need to meet Smart Snack Standards. For more information: Guide to Smart Snacks in School.
     
    For updates and information, follow Columbus City Schools on Twitter and Instagram @CCS_Food.
     
    This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.

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Breakfast and Lunch Menus

  • Summer Experience 2024 Elementary/Middle School Calendar Lunch Menu

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  • Summer Experience 2024 Elementary/Middle School Calendar Breakfast Menu

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  • Summer Experience Breakfast Menu 2024            

    Monday: Apple Jacks cereal (24), graham crackers (21), 100% juice (14-15), and 1% white milk (12)

    Tuesday: Yogurt smoothie (35-36), granola (15), muffin (15-22), 1% white milk (12)

    Wednesday (closed on 6/19 for Juneteenth holiday): Froot Loops cereal (22-24), graham crackers (21), 100% juice (14-15), and 1% white milk (12)

    Thursday (closed on 7/4 for Independence Day) : Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal (22), graham crackers (20), 100% juice (14-15), and 1% white milk (12)

    Friday: Bagel (26), cream cheese (2), jelly (9), 100% juice (14-15), and 1% white milk (12)

    Summer Experience Lunch Menu 2024

    Week of 6/3, 6/17, and 7/1

    Monday: Buffalo chicken and cheese on bun (31), fresh vegetables (3-6), ranch dressing (2), hot sauce (0), fruit (15-21), and fat-free chocolate milk (22)

    Tuesday: Cheese cup (13), beef salami (0), bread (12), marinara cup (4), fresh vegetables (3-6), fruit cup (15-21), and fat-free chocolate milk (22)     

    Wednesday (closed on 6/19 for Juneteenth holiday): Yogurt (24), Churro (25-27), granola (15 fruit (15-21), fresh vegetables (1-6), and fat-free chocolate milk (22)

    Thursday (closed on 7/4 for Independence Day): WOW sandwich (49), fruit cup (19-22), fresh vegetables (1-6), ranch dressing (2), and fat-free chocolate milk (22)

    Friday: Italian hoagie (32), fresh vegetables (1-6), ranch dressing (2), Italian dressing (1), fruit cup (14-22), and fat-free chocolate milk (22)

    Weeks of 6/10, 6/24, and 7/8

    Monday:  Turkey and cheese on bun (27), fresh vegetables (1-6), ranch dressing (2), mustard (0), fresh fruit (15-21), and fat-free chocolate milk (22)

    Tuesday: WOW Jammer (28), soft pretzel (14), cheese cup (13), fresh vegetables (1-6), fresh fruit cup (15-21), and fat-free chocolate milk (22)                                                                                    

    Wednesday: Chicken/Turkey with cheese sub (34), fresh vegetables (1-6), ranch dressing (2), fresh fruit  (15-21), and fat-free chocolate milk (22)

    Thursday: Turkey and cheese sandwich (34), fresh vegetables (1-6),  ranch dressing (2), fruit cup (19-22), and fat-free chocolate milk (22)

    Friday: Breaded chicken sliders (51), ketchup (2), fresh vegetables (1-6), ranch dressing (2), fruit cup (14-22), and fat-free chocolate milk (22)

     Grams of carbohydrates are listed as the number after each food item. All components meet the USDA Summer Food Service Program requirements. No peanuts, tree nuts, seafood or pork products served.

    The menu is subject to change. This institution is an equal-opportunity provider. 

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  • ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MENU

    Assorted cereal (20-25), graham crackers (19), yogurt (14), cheese stick (1), apple or orange juice (14) are offered daily at breakfast.

    White 1% milk (12) and chocolate non-fat milk (22) are offered for breakfast and lunch.  

    Breakfast week of 5/27:

    Monday  - No School

    Tuesday  - Chicken Sausage on Waffle Sandwich (15)

    Wednesday - Confetti Pancakes (36)  

    Thursday - Cinnamon French Toast (37)   

    Friday (Woodcrest Elementary School only - Maple Waffles (37)

    Lunch week of 5/27

    Monday - No School

    Tuesday - BBQ Beef Rib Patty on Bun (30), Toasted Cheese Sandwich (31), Buffalo Chicken and Cheese on Bun (30), Baked Beans (30)    

    Wednesday - Cheese Breadstick (28) with Marinara Cup (4), Penne Alfredo (31) & Bread (12), Two Peeps (hard-boiled eggs 2) & Bread (12)

    Thursday  - Sandwich with Picnic Cold Pack  

    Friday (Woodcrest Elementary School only)- Toasted Cheese Sandwich (37), Dill Turkey Nuggets (15) & Bread (12), Rotisserie Chicken and Cheese on Bun (31)

    Woodcrest Elementary School Breakfast Week of 6/3:

    Monday - Mini Bagels with Strawberry Creamy Cheeese (42)

    Tuesday - Triple Berry French Toast (36)

    Wednesday - Mini Cinnis (39)

    Thursday - No School

    Friday - No School

    Woodcrest Elementary School Lunch week of 6/3:

    Monday  - Chicken Drumstick and Cornbread (39), Turkey Sausage/ French Toast (41), 2 Hard-boiled Eggs (2) and Bread (12) 

    Tuesday -Fiestada Sandwich (31), Impossible Burger on Bun (32), Buffalo Chicken and Cheese on Bun (30)

    Wednesday - Sandwich with Picnic Cold Pack

    Thursday - No School

    Friday - No School

    Hot dogs are not served to preschoolers.

    Grams of carbohydrates are listed as a number after each food item. The menu is subject to change.

    Fresh fruits and vegetables, such as broccoli and carrots, are offered daily. 

    Peanuts, tree nuts, pork, and seafood are not served on the menu.

    This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.

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  • SECONDARY SCHOOL BREAKFAST

    Assorted cereals (21-25), graham crackers (19), honey roasted sunflower seeds (11), cheese stick (1), muffins (22-26), yogurt (19), granola (15), orange or apple juice (14), white 1% milk (13), chocolate non-fat milk (22) and a variety of fresh fruit are served daily.

    Week of 5/13:

    Monday - French Toast Sticks (57), Assorted Bagel (39-35)/Cream Cheese (2)

    Tuesday  - Turkey Canadian Bacon/Cheese on English Muffin (33), Assorted Bagel (29-35) with Cream Cheese (2)

    Wednesday - Frudel (36), Assorted Bagel (29-35),/Cream Cheese (2)

    Thursday - Turkey Sausage Pancake Sandwich (31) Assorted Bagel (19-35)/Cream Cheese (2)

    Friday  - Turkey Sausage Breakfast Pizza (31), Assorted Bagel (29-35)/Cream Cheese (2)

    Week of 5/20: 

    Monday - Turkey Sausage Pancake Wrap (17), Assorted Bagel (29-35)/Cream Cheese (2)

    Tuesday - Assorted Waffles (37), Assorted Bagel (29-35)/Cream Cheese (2)

    Wednesday - Mini Bagel with Strawberry Creamy Cheese (42), Yogurt Parfait (55-59)

    Thursday - Turkey Sausage and Cheese on English Muffin (33), Assorted Bagel (29-35)/Cream Cheese (2)

    Friday - Confetti Pancakes (36), Assorted Bagel (29-35)/Cream Cheese (2) 

     Grams of carbohydrates are listed as a number after each food item. Pork and seafood are not served on our menus. The menu is subject to change.

    Africentric, Berwick, Colerain, Columbus Gifted Academy, Indianola, and Starling Breakfast Menu do not serve sunflower seeds or peanut/tree nut products to elementary grade students.

    This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.

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  • SECONDARY SCHOOL LUNCH     

    Unlimited servings of a selection of fruit and vegetables, and a choice of white milk (13) or chocolate non-fat milk (22) are offered daily.

    Week of 5/28:

    Monday - No School

    Tuesday - Cook's Choice

    Wednesday - Cook's Choice

    Thursday - Cook's Choice

    Week of 5/6:

     Monday - Spicy Chicken Patty on Bun (34), Pepperoni Pizza (34), Taco Slad Wrap (37), Cook's Choice

    Also, for grades 9-12, Turkey & Cheese Sub (29) & Fritos (16)

    Tuesday - Cheese Stuffed Breadstick/Spaghetti Sauce (37), Cook's Choice,, Veggie Classics Buffalo Wings (23), Crispy Chicken Salad (27), Mashed Potatoes & Beef Gravy (22), Brussel Sprouts (4)

    Also, for grades 9-12, Buffalo Chicken Wrap (38)

    Wednesday - Power Up Sub (55), Mighty Nachos (50), Bean & Cheese Chalupa (21), Yogurt Parfait (55-59) & Muffin (22-29), Green Beans (3), Hot Cinnamon Peaches (27)

    Also, for grades 9-12, Super Garden Salad (31) & Two Muffins (44-58)

    Thursday - Toasted Cheese Sandwich (36), Cook's Choice, General Tso Chicken over Rice (56), Chicken Penne Salad (29), Tomato Soup (15) and Saltines (14), Steamed Broccoli (2)

    Also, for grades 9-12, Italian Salad (8)

    Friday - Chicken Tenders (6-12), Sausage-style Pizza (37), Cook's Choice, Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken & Cheese on Bun  (28), Mixed Vegetables (9)

    Also, for grades 9-12, Chef Salad (16)

    Week of 5/13:

    Monday - BBQ Turkey Meatball Sub (35), Pepperoni Pizza (34), Cook's Choice, Yogurt Grab-n-Go (52-59)

    Also, for grades 9-12, Regular Chicken Wrap (45)

    Tuesday  - Ohio Day Beef Coney Dog (26) , Cook's Choice (vegetarian),  Chicken Patty on Bun (34), Chef Salad (16), Ohio Day Potato (16), Greens (4) 

    Also, for grades 9-12, Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken and Cheese on Bun (28)

    Wednesday - Planet Pasta (51), Blazin' Buffalo Wrap (56), Cook's Choice, Yogurt Parfait (55-59) & Muffin (22-29), Tomato Soup (15) & Saltines (14), Hot Cinnamon Apples (22)

    Also, for grades 9-12, Power Blend Salad (31) 

    Thursday  - Hamburger on Bun (26), Turkey Divan (35), Hot & Spicy Chicken Drumstick (7), Cook's Choice (vegetarian), California Mixed Vegetables (5), and Potato  (19-23)

    Also, for grades 9-12, Turkey & Cheese Wrap (37)

    Friday - Spicy Chicken Tenders (4-9), Cheese Pizza (34), Cook's Choice, Southwest Salad (20), Steamed Broccoli (2), Black Beans (21)

    Also, for grades 9-12, Turkey Ham & Cheese Sub (32)

    Week of 5/20: 

    Monday - Hamburger on Bun (26), BBQ Chicken Drumstick (15) & Cornbread (29), Cook's Choice, Yogurt Grab-n-Go (52-59), Steamed Cabbage (3), Black Beans (21)

    Also, for grades 9-12, Buffalo Chicken Wrap (38)

    Tuesday - Chicken Boneless Wings (15) & Cornbread (29), Cook's Choice, Turkey Sausage & French Toast (59), Chef Salad (16) & Dinner Roll (16), Potato of Choice (19-37), Green Beans (3)

    Also, for grades 9-12, Chicken Penne Salad (29) & Conbread (29)

    Wednesday - Broccoli Penne Alfredo (33), Veggie Power Burger on Bun with cheese (32), Cook's Choice, Yogurt Parfait (55-59), Corn (14), Hot Cinnamon Peaches (27)

    Also, for grades 9-12, Cook's Choice (cold entrée)      

    Thursday  - Bean & Cheese Enchilda (42),, Salisbury Steak on Bun (34), Cook's Choice, Cook's Choice (cold entrée), Mashed Potatoes & Beef Gravy (22), Steamed Broccoli (2)

    Also, for grades 9-12, Turkey Ham & Cheese Wrap (40)  

     Friday  - Hot Italian Sub (31), Sausage-Style Pizza (37), Fajita Chicken Rice Bowl (39), Cook's Choice (cold entree), Italian Mixed Vegetables (6) 

    Also for grades 9-12, Crispy Chicken Salad (27) & Breadstick (14)    

    Grams of carbohydrates are listed as a number after each food item. Pork and seafood are not served on our menus. Menu subject to change.

    Africentric, Berwick, Colerain, Columbus Gifted Academy, Indianola, and Starling cafeterias do not serve sunflower seeds or peanut/tree nuts for elementary grades. *Hot dogs are not served to preschoolers.

    This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.

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