Welcome to the AVI Food Service Program
Introduction: Welcome back students and parents to another school year at GESU Catholic School! My name is Philomena Brooks and I am the new Food Service Director for the school. We have put together this information to help our new parents as well as our veterans in understanding and hopefully answering some questions about our new partnership with GESU and your food service program here.
Our goal is to provide the healthiest meal possible for all of our students while offering a variety of meal options and additional choices for purchase. I am available anytime to help any parents who may have questions about the menu so that they can decide if they would like their child to purchase a lunch from school or bring it from home. Check out the monthly lunch menu for our menus and everything you need to know about the Food Service Department.
A Bit About A V I : Founded in 1960, AVI Foodsystems has quickly become the largest, family–owned food service company in the United States. Employing thousands of men and women, we service millions of customers from our local branch offices located strategically throughout the Midwest and Eastern United States. From the onset, AVI‘s mission has focused on people – discovering their needs and providing our clients with the highest quality, most innovative, imaginative food service programs in the industry – each program tailored to the individual needs of their clients. AVI serves some of the most prestigious institutions in America, including manufacturing facilities, retail locations, corporate office complexes, universities, schools and healthcare settings. We‘re proud to serve GESU Catholic School.
A Little about our Menus: AVI and GESU are focused on cooking and serving students a variety of healthy meals that will appeal to the students. Our menus are based on a variety of homemade selections for students to choose from. We try to have components that the kids won‘t be afraid to try and are familiar with. Fresh fruit and vegetables are incorporated into all our daily menus, and offered as a side with the combo meal. We do not purchase or serve peanuts for the safety of our students. So whether your child gets a meal or goes for something extra, there will be a variety of healthy choices. If you have a child with specific allergy or dietary needs, please contact me directly so I can best assist you with this.
Student Lunch Accounts & Payments: GESU does not allow negative charges; you are expected to have funds available prior to making a purchase. We use myschoolaccount.com for lunch payments and to view your child‘s lunch account transactions. Payments will post to the account within the time of the transaction being made online. We do accept checks for lunch fees; cash is accepted in the cafeteria.
Starting this school year GESU will allow a grace period of $20.00 for meal charges only. After that parents will be notified that funds are past due and students are offered an alternative meal for a week from that date of notification. After that week, if the account is still negative, GESU will offer the alternative meal option for $2.50 each, this cost will continue until the account is paid in full.
Feedback: We appreciate and always welcome your feedback in order to better serve your students. Twice a year we email an online survey on the Wednesday Constant Contact publication to gather valuable feedback in order to continue to improve the food service program. The survey link will also be found on this Food Service webpage. You can always contact me directly for any of your Food Service questions.
Resident Director GESU Catholic School AVI Foodsystems, Inc.
216-932-0620 ext 303.
Gesu Parish Business Office Office 216–932–0617