Better lunch, better price ($11.00 per day)! The Zodiac community will literally eat it up! We are excited to welcome The Lunch Mom as our new caterer. Quality and plentiful food, a variety of options, friendly staff, and efficient service are all part of what will make our Summer 2020 lunch program even better, and more delicious!
NEW to Zodiac Summer 2020 is The “Lunch Mom” (“TLM”) hot lunch program. TLM was started in 2009 by Tricia Tait, a mom who wanted to bring healthy and eco-friendly lunches to her kids’ school to take the stress of packing daily lunches away from parents. TLM now serves over 5000 lunches per week to various schools and camps in Toronto.
Hot lunches are served daily on a rotating basis with a salad, fresh fruit, and raw vegetable on the side. With gluten free, vegetarian, dairy free, and egg-free options available, this lunch service really caters to everyone!
The program is a 100% eco-friendly, environmentally GREEN service. Campers are served on real plates and use real flatwear. Leftovers on plates are emptied by campers into green bins and dishes are returned to staff for washing. Food waste is minimized by allowing campers to modify their meals at service (for example, they can choose to have one or two scoops of rice, more vegetables, less pasta or sauce, more or fewer chicken fingers, etc).
In collaboration with TLM, Zodiac wants to take the hassle off your plate. Very simply, you can order a great, healthy lunch with lots of variety for your camper(s) at a reasonable rate of $11.00 per day (with no additional taxes or charges).
TLM’s kitchen is completely nut and seed free and is staffed with dedicated individuals working hard to ensure that only the highest quality foods are delivered. The menu has been reviewed by a registered dietician to ensure that every meal served is healthy, home-made, low fat, additive free, and low in sodium and sugar. There is no pork used in the preparation of any foods served by TLM Catering.
While the catered lunches are not kosher, they are nut-restricted and there are vegetarian alternatives. Tricia Tait, the owner of The Lunch Mom, is pleased to discuss your child’s situation or any other questions regarding menu, portions, ingredients, etc.
For more information, check out TLM’s website here.
Lunches From Home, Allergies, Changes...
While most campers love participating in Zodiac’s catered lunch program, certain Zodiac families appreciate the choice to send their campers (i.e. picky eaters) with lunch from home.
Due to Leo Baeck’s food safe program please refrain from sending in any lunches or snacks from home containing:
- Nut Products
- Products labelled “may contain nuts”
- Meats mixed with dairy
Subject to this, you are welcome to send your own lunch for your camper(s).
Lunch Additions & Cancellations...
Your camper may join the lunch program after he/she has started camp (pro-rated for the session in question) as long as Zodiac receives at least 24 hours prior written notice (at least by noon the day before your camper’s first camp lunch).
Any cancellation of the lunch program requires at least one week’s notice (with a pro-rated refund for any other paid unused days after the end of the one week notice period). All lunch cancellations are also subject to an $11.00 administrative fee.