When COVID-19 challenged schools to rethink their lunch service, Ridgefield Academy’s Director of Food Services Paul Desiano found the timing perfect to launch a customized meal program. Paul and his team of chefs organized into 6 separate “restaurants,” each offering a different menu. Students order individualized, fresh-made, takeout-style meals via iPads from over 25 options ranging from grilled chicken sandwiches to Caesar salads to Vietnamese Pho noodles.

In order to streamline the process, Desiano teamed up with RA parent of alumni Jon Brennan, who generously donates the use of his MenuMavin online ordering app, to create an easy-to-use ordering system with the ability to write in special requests and the flexibility to periodically change the menu. RA's food continues to be made from scratch, including the grinding of the meat for burgers and meatballs and the making of the pizza dough, and is now individually packaged in recyclable food containers.
 
We invite you to read more about RA's reimagined lunch service here.
PASTABILITIES
(Pizza & Pasta)
 

Cheese Pizza
Pepperoni Pizza
Meatball Pizza
Penne, GF
Baked Ziti
Meatball Parmesan

GUS'S GRILL
(Burgers & Hot Sandwiches)
 

Hamburger
Cheeseburger
Bacon Cheeseburger
California Burger
Black & Blue Burger
Crispy Chicken Sandwich
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Pizza Burger
Grilled Cheese
Philly Cheese Steak
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Sloppy Joe Sandwich

FULL HANDS
(Sandwiches)
 

All-American Sub
Italian Sub
Big Catch Tuna
Patriot Club
Stack Your Own Sandwich

FOREVER FRESH
(Salads)
 
 
Buffalo Bill
Chicken Caesar
Santa Fe
The Cobb
Create Your Own Salad
Create Your Own Wrap
BITE THE WORLD
(International Offerings)
 
 
Japanese Ramen
Vietnamese Pho
Chicken Tikka Masala
Teriyaki Chicken Stir-Fry
Burrito
Mexican Bowl
Tacos

Chef Paul at Ridgefield Academy with Vegetables