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A Message from Chef Ann


Culinary Center groundbreaking

While school staff and students took time off over Winter Break, construction crews at the new Culinary Center were hard at work. The exterior walls and roof are in place and workers are constructing interior walls and installing electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. The Center will have larger freezers, coolers and dry storage, resulting in nearly 5,000 square feet of food storage in the new facility. All this food storage capacity will allow BVSD to increase the amount of food the district can purchase in bulk, thereby reducing costs. Read more...

Chef Ann teaching class

Parents and supporters have a limited-time opportunity to earn matching funds for their donations to the new Teaching Kitchen at the BVSD Culinary Center. Now until March 13th, the Life Time Foundation and the Whole Kids Foundation will match your contribution up to $50,000 each! That means for every $1 from supporters like you, we’ll receive $3. Please help us build this invaluable resource for our community! Read more...

Mom and kiddo volunteering at plant sale

Are you passionate about healthy food for all kids? Get involved with the School Food Project! Parent and Community Volunteers help students at scheduled tastings, Rainbow Days, Greenhouse projects, Harvest of the Month, Farm-to-School and community events. Sign up or learn more through our Volunteer Form here.

Food Services team member in cafeteria with students

Working for BVSD Food Services is a great way to stay busy and involved when your child is in school while maintaining a good work/life balance. We have positions available ranging from between two hours per day up to full time (8 hours). Pay starts at $12.91/hour and you can enjoy one free hot meal per shift! Read More...

picture of LeanPath machine screen showing the amount of food wasted in specific cafeteria

Every year, nearly 40% of the food produced in the US is wasted. Unfortunately, our cafeterias are also not immune to food waste, which is why we decided to use technology to measure the problem - because you can’t manage what you don’t measure. Read more...

Good Food 100 logo

We know we sound like a broken record, but we’re so proud of our team! The Boulder Valley School District’s School Food Project has, once again, been recognized for its role in promoting good food and a sustainable food system with six links, the highest possible level of achievement, on the 2019 third annual Good Food 100 Restaurants List. Read more..

Enter BVSD’s Iron Chef Competition

Interested in entering the BVSD Iron Chef Competition? Open to Middle School teams of 2-4 students, the theme of this year's competition is “Plant Forward Meals.” Read more...

2019-20 Menu Calendar Cover

As the new year begins, so does our menu planning. Do you have new ideas for the 2020-21 lunch menu? Please read more to share your feedback...

Read Chef Ann's letter in its entirety below.


Free School Meals Starting Next School Year

BVSD is thrilled at the passage of Proposition FF in November, which will provide free school meals to all Colorado school children beginning in the 2023-24 school year, through the Healthy School Meals for All Program. While details of the new program are still being developed, it’s important to note that until the program begins next school year, there is still a charge for school meals unless students qualify for reduced lunch prices. 

How to Fund Your Student’s Meal Account

You can set up a payment account with to ensure that your student always has money for school lunch or breakfast. It’s fast and free to use. Visit the BVSD Meal Accounts webpage for more information and to set up your student’s account. 

We recommend setting up auto-payment, so that if your child’s account falls below a certain set value, it will automatically add funds.

Important Note: If you had auto-payment established in past years, you will need to re-establish it this year within MyPaymentsPlus. 

Apply for Free and Reduced Meals

We strongly encourage families to apply for the Free and Reduced Meal program to see if students in their households can qualify for free school meals based on income. More information and access to the application is available here: If you have questions or need help with your application, please contact Lola Campos-Herzfeld via email or phone at 720-561-5942.