Yes, it's 100% free for schools. Ordo can be implemented by any school, at no added cost. Meals can be paid a-la-carte by families, included in tuition, paid by federal funds, or billed directly / partially to the school — you choose.
How do you handle allergies?
Our Food Team will work with your school to create a menu that meets your community's dietary needs. In addition, students and parents can easily filter by dietary restrictions when viewing the menu online in the Ordo app.
Does Ordo only serve lunch?
We can accommodate any mealtime or snack time. Boarding school? No problem, we can handle breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Preschool or daycare center? We can serve lunch + AM/PM snacks with zero choking hazards. Public school? We can work within the SBP guidelines to serve breakfast.
Where is the food from?
Ordo partners with local chefs, caterers, and restaurants to bring your school fresh meals. Each of the chefs we partner with are thoroughly vetted and have awarded backgrounds. Like Chef Vivian, based in Florida, who is a 3x local Iron Chef winner. Or Chef Neftali, based in California, who caters Netflix launch parties. Pretty cool, right?
Can you provide free & reduced meals?
Yes, we work with you as any other VSMC or FSMC does to provide eligible students with free and reduced meals that are fully compliant with CACFP, SNP (NSLP, SBP), SFSP, or any other program.
How do schools get started?
Chat with sales to schedule a tasting. It can take as few as 14 days to get started, and you'll get paired with a Food Service Director from Ordo that manages your program for years to come.