Tacoma, WA – Charles Wright Academy announces a new dining partnership with Lexington Independents beginning on August 31st. Lexington’s chef-centric culinary management style emulates fresh, healthy, and innovation in food and service for students preschool-12!
According to Samantha Einarson, Charles Wright Academy Director of Operations, “We selected Lexington based on their high-quality standards and commitment to culinary excellence at other schools in Tacoma where Lexington manages dining services. Our Beginning School will transition to family-style eating in their classrooms, while students in the Lower, Middle and Upper schools will enjoy a hot food service line and grab-and-go items. With so many options, Lexington’s proven reputation for ‘doing good’ – serving healthy, delicious food – will make a positive impact on our student body and our faculty. We are excited about a fresh new dining experience!”
Led by Food Service Manager, Jill Geddes, who has worked in the hospitality business for over 25 years, “I have a passion for guest services and look forward to my new position.” Jill has lived in Western Washington for 44 years with her husband and two children.
Jill and the Lexington culinary team will prepare authentic foods for breakfast and lunch from homestyle favorites, grill, pizza, and made-to-order deli offerings. Expanded snack options also give students the ability to recharge, while a robust catering program is specifically tailored to support the school’s fundraisers and other charitable events!
Convenient retail programs such as Lexington’s Tryon Market accommodate diners on the go with healthy grab-and-go meals along with an espresso stand that serves a variety of hot and cold coffee-inspired beverages in the Upper School Commons.
Students will soon experience Lexington’s BeWell wellness program where the culinary team will make the healthy choice, the easy choice. Gluten-free and vegan options will also be available, including Fueled, a sports nutrition platform! Fueled was developed by a team of registered dietitian nutritionists to enhance optimal nutrition for peak performance! Student-athletes and any active individuals receive tools and resources such as education materials, team sports presentations, individualized nutrition plans using recipes through BeWell for pre-and post-game performance, and overall support from our team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists!
Students will also enjoy the new look of the café where décor and digital menus provide allergen and nutritional information, as well as creative marketing that adds to the excitement of the dining experience!
In addition to food enhancements, Lexington will introduce a fast, reliable, and secure POS system, which will simplify school payments for staff & students!