With over 20 years of experience, we’ve learned a thing or two. We understand every school is unique and requires an individualized approach to their food service program. We pride ourselves on being pioneers in our industry, providing customized meal service programs to every school we serve.
The SLA Way
Who We Are
Our meal programs are custom designed to meet the needs and goals of the schools, districts, and communities we serve.
Passionate Team Our team is comprised of talented, dedicated food service professionals who have a passion for what they do. SLA is a family, with team members who truly care.
Community Focused SLA Management is engaged in every community we serve, striving to help teach our children how to eat healthier.
Don't Just Take Our Word For It...
I have been in education for a LONG time (too long!). I have dealt with a number of food service companies. I can honestly say that SLA has been the BEST so far. Responsive, willing to make change, informative, professional, and well-run. I have conducted multiple RFPs for Food Service and have seen it all! We just changed from Preferred Meals (AKA A’viands) after over 10 years with them. Have not looked back since. SLA is “local” being based in Orlando. Their Regional Staff is SUPERIOR – these are the people that I deal with at my level. They oversee groups of schools (geography dictated). Bottom Line – Will continue our contract with SLA for MANY years!
We were SLA’s first account in New Orleans and we have transformed and built a hugely successful meal program that has been a win for the entire Renew community. The student participation in the meal program went from 65% to 95% since SLA took over. Our teaching and administrative staff members also purchase adult meals in our school cafeterias on a daily basis.
Overall, as someone who has worked in Memphis Schools and experienced the challenges of working directly with Shelby County, I would have switched to SLA in a heartbeat, knowing what I know about them now, after having worked with them for three years in Jacksonville. In fact, I can safely say that of the dozens of vendors I’ve worked with as an operations leader in the charter space during my career, SLA literally ranks #1 overall. They honestly are that good.
SLA has been a game changer for our food service. For the first time in a long time, our kitchens are being used to cook and not heat up frozen and shipped meals. Students love the variety of the fresh food and the Directors of Operations appreciate the clear and quick communication from the team. SLA is truly a part of our school community. SLA has proved to be a major improvement for food services at KMCH. Each morning it is a joy seeing kids actually eat food at breakfast and our once full “leftovers” table is now barren. We are excited to fill their stomachs and fuel their brains so they can have optimal performance both in and out of the classroom. The Thanksgiving lunch is second to none.
Our relationship with SLA is one of our most valued partnerships for many reasons. They customized our food program yielding a higher participation rate. They positively engaged all stakeholders to strategically and collaboratively enhance their services. They provide ongoing support to ensure the success of our school lunch program. The satisfaction rating for our food program by our students, staff and parents has never been so high! Thank you SLA.
SLA has completely revitalized our food service program. Our students love the food and are running to the cafeteria at lunch time. On the business side, our food service program is now completely self-supporting financially. Working with SLA has allowed us to upgrade our cafeteria and add equipment without dipping into our general fund. SLA has been an absolute blessing to Lincoln Prep. I look forward to continuing to grow with them at our side.
SLA has been such a pleasure to work with. They have always responded to the needs of our 8 schools in professional manner and with the attitude and quickness that indicates that they are truly trying to not only meet our expectations, but to exceed them. The support that we receive from SLA is amazing and greatly appreciated. As an assistant principal in high school who is also tasked with directing the National School Lunch Program I have found that their knowledge base and insights of the program have decreased my work load tremendously. I can now focus on improving our programs at the schools instead of having to worry about compliance. We have been through two administrative reviews with SLA and during both of those reviews we have received high compliments from the inspectors for all our programs. I would recommend that any school seeking to hire a company to implement their nutrition program to seriously consider SLA. All companies will make promises during the bidding process, but SLA will stand behind those promises and deliver a service that, in my experiences, exceeds basic expectations.