Are you a school administrator tired of the never-ending paperwork that comes with managing a school lunch program? If so, you're not alone. We understand how much of a headache it can be, and we're here to help!

The good news is that software can help you streamline your lunch program and make it more efficient. And there are many options to pick from, including Ordo.

In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of applying software to your school lunch program. As well as some details about Ordo in specific.

Less Operational Headaches

A school lunch program is a complex logistical undertaking, requiring coordination between the kitchen staff, the school administrators, and parents. In the past, this coordination was largely paper-based, with extensive manual record-keeping and communication. This system was often prone to error, leading to frustration for all involved. However, modern software can greatly mitigate the number of operational headaches that you have to deal with.

Through means of automating communication and providing a central database for all records, software can help to streamline the entire process. For example, it can help with menu planning, inventory management, and ordering. It can also keep track of payments and help with bookkeeping. In addition, software can make it easier to communicate with parents and guardians about their child's lunch options and allergies.

Improved Customer Service

When it comes to school lunch, it's incredibly important to keep parents happy as well! Software helps make this easier for a number of reasons. It can automate many of the tasks that are involved in customer support, such as handling phone calls and emails, scheduling appointments, and tracking customer inquiries. In addition, software can also be used to create customized menu plans for students with special dietary needs. As a result, it can help provide better customer service as well as improve operational efficiency.

While this is true, what’s most ideal is having customer support representatives that are well equipped to handle any inquiry. With Ordo, that's exactly the case and you can be confident that all customer support inquiries are handled swiftly, providing you with peace of mind.

More Simplicity Everyone Involved

Applying software to your school lunch program provides more simplicity for everyone involved in the process. It centralizes everything needed to manage a school lunch program and automates tedious tasks.

Parents can see what their child is eating at school and have peace of mind that their children’s nutritional needs are being met. And students have an easier time accessing the meals they need to go out and learn!

Reduced Waste

Typically, most cafeterias will prepare 20% to 30% more food each day in order to ensure there is enough food for everyone to eat. This process creates a lot of waste, which can be curbed by software as you have a more accurate idea of how much food is necessary on a given day.

With Ordo, for instance, we know exactly how many meals are required each day, because orders are placed a week or more in advance. This significantly cuts back on waste, which saves you money and time!

More User-Friendly Experience

Another benefit of applying software to your school lunch program is that it provides a way more user-friendly experience than traditional means. Software is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, so you don't have to worry about a learning curve.

With Ordo, parents and students can easily order using our app, up to a week or more in advance. In addition, students can also use our on-site kiosks. Software streamlines all processes involved with school lunch and it's easier to understand than pen and paper methods.

In Summary

Overall, there are many benefits to applying software to your school lunch program. Software automates tasks, provides a central database for all records and helps with menu planning. In addition, it can keep track of payments, help with bookkeeping, and make it easier to communicate with parents and guardians about their child's lunch options and allergies.

There are many different options for software that can help you manage your school lunch program, however, the scoop of their capabilities can vary. At Ordo, we do more than just apply software to your school lunch program. We partner with local chefs, restaurants, and caterers to deliver homestyle meals to your school, at no added cost.