for students


Our team of food lovers and chefs have been hand-crafting food for private schools in Northern Virginia for over four years.  We understand the importance of food quality, food taste, and food consistency as part of the overall student experience.  We want to make sure every meal is fantastic for our kids so we work hand-in-hand with schools to innovate and improve.

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  • that uses locally-sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible 

  • where fruits and veggies on the Organic Consumer Association's "dirty dozen" list are always organic

  • that sources local, pasture-raised meats from Virginia, and organic dairy from Trickling Springs Creamery in PA

  • where all baked goods, dips, and sauces are made in-house with simple, wholesome ingredients

  • where there are no preservatives, high-fructose corn syrups, or colorings.


If our kids can't pronounce it, we won't use it in our recipes.  These are the kinds of food that we as parents hope our children eat at school, and this is exactly how we design our student and teacher menus.



The Farm-to-School Act of 2015 supports healthy kids, healthy farms and healthy communities by increasing access among schools to farm-fresh and traditional foods, and increasing participation from beginning, veteran, and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.  We continue to show support through our ingredient selection process and our engagement with local schools. 

        It was exactly what we had been looking for and even more. The selection and variety is better than what we could have imagined.






At LoKL Gourmet, we believe that healthy eating habits should start at a young age. Unfortunately, the options presented in school cafeterias across the nation create an environment with little choice. Processed foods high in fat, sugar, and salt have become mainstays and create a negative impact on our children's health and overall development. 


Our mission is to change the status quo. Our program empowers families to make informed food choices so that they can rest assured that their children are being provided healthier options at school. Our commitment to responsibly sourcing our ingredients allows us to provide the freshest hand-crafted food available. 


Together, with the help of our school lunch partners, we can provide our kids something delicious and healthy while strengthening our local economy and contributing to a vibrant community.