Abington Friends School Partners with Lexington

Lexington Independents

Lexington Independents is proud to announce our first culinary management partnership in suburban Philadelphia with Abington Friends School, a Quaker Pre-K through 12th grade independent school in Jenkintown, PA!

According to Martha Scache, Abington Friends School Director of Business and Operations,We’re thrilled to partner with Lexington. .  The strength of their team, attention to detail and food quality, and their experience as food specialists for some of the nation’s top private independent schools were primary drivers in our decision.  They understand our community, and designed a food service program that complements our holistic approach to the development of our students, nurturing their intellect, physical and emotional wellbeing—while also making food fun!”

With a July 1st start, Lexington Independents will rebrand the dining hall focused completely on the student and food experience for breakfast, lunch and morning and afternoon snacks. Lexington will also upgrade kitchen equipment to improve efficiencies that support the new culinary team’s preparation of authentic & innovative favorites from the Classic Kitchen; made-to-order sandwiches from The Local Deli; and Greens, which offers plant-based foods with an expansive salad bar embracing a farm-to-table dining experience.

A variety of customized culinary approaches through our menu management system will show transparent ingredients including the Top 9 Allergens designed for students who request gluten-free, vegetarian, and allergen-free friendly meals. Fueled by BeWell, a health and wellness platform, will also enhance optimal nutrition for peak performance!  Through Fueled, student-athletes and any active individuals may receive tools and resources such as education materials, BeWell Menu options, team sports presentations, individualized nutrition plans using recipes and more!

In addition to healthy menu options, students will have access to Nicole Short, MS, RDN Corporate Wellness Dietitian for Lexington, who will provide menu planning support for specialized diets, as well nutrition counseling.

The Farmhouse will also be managed by Lexington, where additional options for breakfast such as breakfast sandwiches and smoothies will be available. Students will also enjoy our Fresh to Go Market which offers grab-and-go prepared salads, deli sandwiches, and other healthy convenient meals made fresh daily. In addition, local coffee, delicious ice cream from a local creamery, and expanded after-school snack options provides our students the ability to recharge!

Lexington’s catering expertise will furthermore guide clients to create the perfect menus for special events and conferences, as well as charitable events onsite and offsite to the local community.

We are extremely excited about our partnership with Abington Friends School. This account will be a flagship location for our Lexington brand, and we look forward to enhancing the amazing reputation Abington Friends School provides to the greater Philadelphia area,” says Candace Hogan, Managing Director of Growth for Lexington Independents. 


Lexington Independents is a chef-centric culinary management company that specializes in providing fresh, healthy, and innovative dining experiences for students in independent schools across the country.



Abington Friends School is a coeducational, college-preparatory school for students from

age 3 through Grade 12, deeply rooted in Quaker values. It is among the oldest schools in

the country, dating back to 1697, and is the oldest school in the country to operate

continually on the same parcel of land.


Contact:  Grace Hoyer, Public Relations

Lexington Independents, ghoyer@curahospitality.com,

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