Metz Culinary Management, Inc. (Metz) is delighting diners with Chef Fresh Combos that are healthy, fast and fun with a Spring 2023 relaunch. Created daily onsite and available in cold cases, Chef Fresh Combos are showing up at Metz’s K-12 schools, private schools, colleges and universities, healthcare locations and corporate dining partners.
“We wanted to offer fresh, healthy, complete meals with the convenience of pre-packaging,” said Adam Carlson, Division Chef, K-12 and Corporate Dining for Metz. “Metz chefs are creating student-friendly items for K-12 and more adult-oriented offerings across our other divisions.”
K-12 Chef Fresh Combos designed to appeal to younger diners include:
- Bavarian roll
- Chicken Caesar wrap
- Roasted red pepper hummus with herbed flatbread
- Taco chicken roll
- Buffalo chicken roll
- Turkey and spinach roll
“Right off the bat, we combined red pepper hummus, cheese sticks, cauliflower and flatbread to provide total nutrition for students that checked off the vegetarian box while being healthier than typical pre-packaged lunch products on the market,” said Carlson.
Metz’s K-12 Chef Fresh Combos also meet the criteria for ‘reimbursable lunch’ so students enrolled in school lunch programs can enjoy these meals for free or at a reduced price.
“For our other divisions, we wanted to roll out options that mirror the popular ‘Pick 2’ pairings that many fast-casual restaurants offer,” said Carlson. “People are eating lighter for the Spring, so combining a half-sandwich or wrap with a salad is hitting a sweet spot with our diners who want a healthier, lighter meal.”
Tasty Chef Fresh Combos for private schools, colleges, healthcare and corporate dining include:
- Baja wrap with Southwestern kale salad
- Italian Tuscan bean wrap with orzo salad
- Roast beef and farmhouse salad
- Turkey club with strawberry and feta salad