Del Mar school district OKs LunchMaster as new lunch vendor


The Del Mar Union School District approved a new school lunch provider for the 2015-16 school year, going with new vendor The LunchMaster.

The district issued a request for proposals in March and received two bids from current vendor Choicelunch and LunchMaster. According to Assistant Superintendent Cathy Birks, by switching to LunchMaster from Choicelunch, the district will be able to offer a reduced cost to parents of $5 per lunch rather than $5.15. Choicelunch has been the lunch vendor for the district since 2011.

LunchMaster, a 20-year-old company founded in the Bay Area, is new to San Diego and is building a satellite kitchen in Sorrento Valley just to serve the district. Each meal is designed by a registered dietitian who specializes in child nutrition and will be handmade in the nearby kitchen for delivery to the schools.

The company offers healthy food options similar to those offered by Choicelunch and also offers online ordering.