Catering

  • Nutrition Services offers a variety of catering services to support meetings, workshops and school district events.  We are here to help make your event a success.

     

    Catering Order Submission and Payment Details:

    All catering orders must be submitted using one of the following two options:
     

    Option 1:  Budget Funding String

    Order Submission: - Place the order electronically, providing a budget funding string.  At least five (5) business days prior to the delivery of the catered items, do the following:

      1. Open and save the most current Catering Menu and Order Form  (file below)
      2. Complete the order form, indicating items desired, providing the budget funding string
      3. Email the completed order form to catering@usd259.net.  State on the subject line the building name, date of delivery and occasion/name of event to easily identify your order.
      4. Within two (2) business days, receive confirmation of the order from Nutrition Services via an Outlook appointment with the order attached. ​​  If confirmation appointment is not received, please contact Catering at 973-2059.

     Payment: The Nutrition Services Bookkeeper will debit the budget funding string via Oracle. If you have questions regarding this, please call 973-2170.

     

    Option 2:  Activity Fund Check

      Order Submission: - At least ten (10) business days prior to the delivery of the catered items, do the following

      1. Open and save the most current Catering Menu and Order Form  (file below)
      2. Complete the order form, indicating items desired.  Do not provide a funding string.  A total for the order will be at the top right hand corner of the order from.  
      3. Email the completed order form to catering@usd259.net.  State on the subject line the building name, date of delivery and occasion/name of event to easily identify your order.
      4. Print the completed order form.
      5. Write a check from the Activity Fund in the amount of the payment required.
      6. Mail (or hand carry) the printed order and the Activity Fund check to: Catering, Nutrition Services, School Service Center.
      7. Within five (5) business days, receive confirmation of the order from Nutrition Services via an Outlook appointment with the order attached. ​​  If confirmation appointment is not received, please contact Catering at 973-2059.

     Payment: If you wish to use Activity Fund money to pay for the catering order (reduce expenses to your budget), write a check from the appropriate Activity Fund account to USD 259, and forward the check with the yellow voucher to the district cashier. The voucher must say—“To reduce expenditures, funding string _______,” and include a brief description of activity being covered. The funding string will be the same as used on the original documentation of the expense paid by the district. This will move the expenditure from the budget to the Activity Fund.

     

    Use of Title I Funds for Food Purchases:

    Foods purchased with Title I funds must meet established guidelines. Cookies, punch and water may be purchased for school-wide family engagement, as long as there is a learning activity. Title I funds cannot be used if there is no learning activity. 

    Title funds may also be used to purchase healthy snacks for after school tutoring programs. Items served to students must meet the advanced level of Kansas PreK-12 Wellness Policy Guidelines for vending.The items meeting these guidelines are identified on the catering order form. Candy and soft drinks can never be purchased with Title I funds.