Schwan’s Chef Collective Teams Up with Minnesota High School Students to Help Renovate School Lunches

Chefs and students collaborate on new flavors and ideas

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#NSLW16–This week, Wayzata
High School
students in suburban Minneapolis, Minn. will have the
opportunity to consult and brainstorm with Schwan’s Chef Collective
chefs on new ideas for school lunches. With this work, The
Schwan Food Company
and its subsidiaries (Schwan) are continuing its
commitment to adding excitement to frozen food with new chef-led events
and partnerships through the Schwan’s
Chef Collective
initiative.


Schwan’s
Food Service, Inc
. is a leading food provider in the K-12 schools
and has been committed to helping school foodservice professionals with
delicious menu options for more than 40 years. With the goal of
continuing to deliver great-tasting food that satisfies student demands,
Schwan’s Chef Collective will work with the Wayzata
High School
Director Mary Anderson to address common issues K-12
operators face. Schwan’s
Chef Collective
is looking to provide solutions that include easy
ways to add variety and customization to drive student participation in
the school’s lunch program.

During the event, students and chefs will come together and use Schwan’s Minh®
sauces to help renovate and innovate school food offerings. Schwan
values the input of students and operators in helping the company create
on-trend sauce applications to add excitement to school lunch options. Minh®
sauces include options of Asian-style flavors that have lower sodium
levels than competitive offerings and are free of high fructose corn
syrup, MSG, artificial flavors and dyes.

Wayzata High School is one of the largest high schools in the state of
Minnesota and one of the largest restaurant operations in its town
serving over 2,200 lunches per day.

“We see the Schwan’s Chef Collective evolving to meet the ever-changing
tastes and expectations of our customers and consumers. To do so, we
will continue to seek chef partnerships to evolve our current portfolio
and create new food concepts,” said Stacey Fowler, senior vice president
of product innovation and development for Schwan. “The Schwan’s Chef
Collective is looking to customize sauce applications in the K-12 space
by addressing challenges that foodservice operators in K-12 schools
face, as well as renovating meal options and menu items with direct
feedback from students.”

The Schwan’s Chef Collective was formed in 2015 to help Schwan on its
journey to identify trends and bring delicious concepts to life. The
group also supports the company’s ingredient simplicity initiative, an
imperative to provide food that is free from unfamiliar ingredients and
to bring a fresh perspective to frozen foods.

About The Schwan Food Company
The Schwan Food Company is a
privately held business that manufactures and markets quality foods
through home-delivery, retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its
many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®,
Bon Appétit and Freschetta® pizza, Mrs.Smith’s®
and Edwards® desserts, Pagoda®
snacks and appetizers, and Schwan’s® fine
home-delivered foods. Based in Minnesota for 64 years, the company’s
subsidiaries employ 12,000 people in the United States. Learn more at www.theschwanfoodcompany.com.

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Contacts

For Schwan’s Chef Collective:
Revelry Agency
Deanna
Deakin, 203-428-4512 x314
ddeakin@revelryagency.com
or
Schwan’s
Shared Services, LLC

Lauren Halgerson, 952-841-2622
Lauren.Halgerson@schwans.com