School districts across the USA have decided to resume in-person learning and teaching after what seems like an eternity.
As an administrator at this time, you may want to take every step to make sure the back-to-school experience is smooth for your students and staff.
What better way to do that than with a hearty feast?
When returning after many months at home and endless Zoom lessons, a delicious meal in the school cafeteria with your students, teachers, and fellow administrators can break the ice and resume the school calendar on a positive note.
That said, organizing and pulling off a satisfying feast for so many people can be a little tricky.
The good news is that you can now leave that to school catering services and focus more on making the back-to-school experience enjoyable for your students.
If you’re on the fence about this, here are a few more reasons why there’s no better way to kick off the new normal of teaching and learning with the perfect school catering meal!
A delicious feast can boost morale and school spirit
The lengthy lockdowns and online classes may have been tiring—mentally and physically—for your students. Many studies around the world and in the US have explored the many reasons why remote learning has amplified the stress on students and teachers.
When they return to school, therefore, it’s possible that they won’t be at peak performance or morale.
By welcoming them with platefuls of decadent and delicious dishes, however, it’s easier to uplift their spirits and prepare them for the journey ahead. Even if the going gets tough in the coming months, a morale-boosting start-of-term feast can make your staff and students feel like you’re there to support them during this time.
A school feast will also give your students and staff a chance to catch up on what they missed, share their experiences, and spend quality time with each other—much like the popular children’s hero, Harry Potter!
The search for wisdom begins with a full stomach
To quote Mark Frost, a prerequisite for an elaborate mental exercise, like those complicated calculus exercises, is a full stomach, and studying, as any student will attest, is just that.
There are few things more frustrating than sitting in a classroom with a rumbling stomach and paying attention to lengthy lessons—especially when it’s your first day in school.
Some studies even prove that students perform better when they tackle the school day with a full stomach. That’s why there are even federal programs to make sure students are well fed and cared for when they’re in school.
A hearty and warm lunch on the first day back means you feed hoards of hungry kids after half a day of lessons and refuel them with the energy they need to get back into learning!
It’s the best and easiest way to celebrate a historic milestone
If you think about it, the resumption of regular academic activities is a celebration to be cherished. Given everything that’s taken place in the past year and a half, returning to school after multiple unprecedented events is a milestone in and of itself.
The best way to make this occasion significant is by celebrating it with your entire schooling community, and gathering together for a meal may be the best way to go about it.
When you work with school catering services, this entire occasion becomes significantly easier because they take care of everything you require. All that’s left to do is roll up your sleeves and break bread with your staff and a hungry student body!
Welcome students back with an unforgettable meal when you work with a school catering service!
Organizing a start-of-the-term school lunch or breakfast is the perfect way to celebrate the resumption of regular school activities after many months of social distancing.
At The Cooked Goose Catering Company, we help you welcome your students back in style by helping you create an unforgettable culinary experience. We take the stress out of planning a feast; from whipping up delicious and wholesome catering menus to taking care of the cleaning, we do it all.
Get in touch to start the school year on the right note!