Roycemore is pleased to partner with HandCut Foods, a local Chicago company, as our food service provider. HandCut is committed to delivering the freshest, highest-quality dishes, made from scratch and with whole ingredients. Roycemore has a full-service, modern kitchen facility, hot tables, a cooled salad bar and open eating area.
Lunch is served to all students, with the cost already included in annual fees. Food is served cafeteria-style by HandCut staff and students may choose from at least two entrees, fresh salad bar, sandwiches, soup, milk, and most often fresh fruit for dessert – or an occasional freshly made sweet treat.
Making an appealing lunch for students from age 3 through seniors in high school is a challenge that HandCut welcomes. In addition to working with us to satisfy students’ tastes, HandCut menus feature meatless or vegan options, gluten-free alternatives, and they do their best to accommodate for other dietary restrictions if needed. HandCut also prepares the daily snacks for our youngest students.
HandCut builds Roycemore custom menus around seasonal, whole ingredients, many of which come from nearby Midwest farms, and with input from school staff. They also listen closely to faculty and students for feedback, even meeting with a student focus group to refine their offerings as needed. HandCut’s team includes full-time registered dietitians who oversee menus to ensure that meals are as nutritionally balanced as they are responsibly sourced.
We plan to partner with HandCut in the classroom in the future to provide nutrition education for our students as well as starting conversations about the benefits of eating locally sourced and sustainable food.