Incorporating Local

"I saw the taste test schedule you share with your Food Service Directors. I just think its amazing how much work you do to incorporate local food and encourage students to try the great variety of nutritious foods available in Vermont. A sincere thank you from an impressed ally!"

- Christopher R. Venegas-DeGeorgio, Farm-to-School Program Director

Collaborative Team

"The collaborative team effort in our cafeteria emulates The Abbey's work ethic, professional standards and commitment to students. The Abbey's mission, knowledge, and experience with the foodservice industry is reflected in the daily success of their program."

- Wayne Cooke, Principal, Fairhaven Grade School

Increased Participation

"The Abbey Group's stewardship of our food service program has enabled the district to realize a guaranteed financial gain that is utilized for annual upgrades to the kitchen operations within all our buildings. It needs to be noted that our participation rate as a whole has increased from 49% to averaging 68% for the past two years."

- Richard Pembroke, Business Manager, Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union

Involved in and Out of The Cafeteria

"The Abbey becomes involved with the students in and out of the cafeteria. They have conducted classroom presentations, done numerous food tastings and samplings, and have been ready to utilize local producers and even using vegetables from the school's garden."

- Walter Goetz, Superintendent of Schools, Rutland South Supervisory Union

A "Can Do" Attitude

"The welcoming manner of the entire Abbey crew is much appreciated. We appreciate their 'can do' attitude and initiative."

- Steven John, Principal, Leland & Gray Middle School

Creative and Enthusiastic

"The Abbey staff is very capable, friendly, easy to deal with, helpful and extremely kind. They treat our students and staff respectfully and serve them cheerfully. They are creative and enthusiastic, looking for ways to improve the existing service and are dedicated to keeping students and staff happy."

- Carole Pickett, Principal, Castleton Hubbardton School

Locally Produced Foods

"One of the reasons we originally chose The Abbey Group was their use of locally produced foods. They have not only lived up to their claim, but have expanded the local vendors they do business with."

- Carole Pickett, Principal, Castleton Hubbardton School

Positive Reviews

what people are saying about The Abbey Group!

  • "I just think it's amazing how much work you do to incorporate local food and encourage students to try the great variety of nutritious foods available in Vermont."

    - Christopher R. Venegas-DeGeorgio, Farm-to-School Program Director

  • "The collaborative team effort in our cafeteria emulates The Abbey's work ethic, professional standards, and commitment to students. The Abbey's mission, knowledge, and experience with the foodservice industry is reflected in the daily success of their program."

    - Wayne Cooke, Principal, Fairhaven Grade School

  • "The Abbey becomes involved with the students in and out of the cafeteria. They have conducted classroom presentations, done numerous food tastings and samplings, and have been ready to utilize local producers and even using vegetables from the school's garden."

    - Walter Goetz, Superintendent, Rutland South Supervisory Union

  • "The welcoming manner of the entire Abbey crew is much appreciated. We appreciate their 'can do' attitude and initiative."

    - Steven John Principal, Leland & Gray Middle School

  • "One of the reasons we originally chose The Abbey Group was their use of locally produced foods. They have not only lived up to their claim, but have expanded the local vendors they do business with."

    - Joseph Bowen, Principal, West Rutland School

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  • Photo of Abbey staff recieving an award

Dishing Up Local!

Our food comes from farms in your neighborhood, supplying us with locally grown and produced goods.

Your School!

The Abbey Group in your school! Your Menu, Lunch PrePay, and Food Service Policies, it's all here.

Going Green!

We support school's efforts to "go green" and are focused on creating sustainable food service programs.

Nutrition!

The Abbey Group provides nutritious and affordable meals for young, learning minds.