School catering with VielfaltMenü

Ensuring children and teens eat a well-balanced diet is near and dear to everyone’s hearts. At VielfaltMenü we offer child-friendly menus and parent-friendly service.

Parents can easily order and pay for their meals – entirely online if they wish, and at a fair price. We are the only caterer to offer a solution of this kind that’s tailored to your needs.
In our regional kitchens, we aim to use fresh ingredients from the surrounding area, and refer to the criteria set out by the DGE (Germany Nutrition Society). Of course, we also pay attention to the Nutri-Score and work together with ProVeg. Every day, we serve over 100,000 meals to children and students thanks to our flexible regional kitchens with fresh food on site.

Our 360-degree catering with family-friendly service will delight you, children and teens, as well as parents. We make it possible.
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Our strengths at a glance

Healthy cooking methods to preserve vitamins and nutrients
Wide range of plant-based dishes
No genetically-engineered ingredients, flavour enhancers, artificial flavours and colours
Fresh and seasonal ingredients, whole grains and organic products
Regional cuisines
Nutri-Score rated dishes
DGE-certified locations
ProVeg partner
Dishes for those with food allergies and intolerances available upon request
State-certified dieticians

Our concept


Cooking for children and teens is a challenge. It should taste good, and be healthy and affordable. We successfully do so by developing balanced concepts that appeal to youth. Combine different modules to get a solution that fits your requirements. From lunch and snacks to a refreshing vitamin snack bar, the choice is yours. Of course, we will be happy to advise you with our expertise.

We source many organic ingredients as standard. 100 percent organic menus are also available upon request. We are equally flexible when it comes to beverages. Water, unsweetened teas, milk and plant-based drinks refresh, provide energy and help you concentrate. Because children’s well-being is our top priority.

Lunch &
much more

Delicious from morning to evening. Every school has individual schedules and daily routines. At VielfaltMenü, we therefore adapt our school catering individually to the needs of the schools. Our school meals range from breakfast, lunch, snacks and snacks to dinner, for example for boarding schools. And if the school class is on the road, we also offer lunchboxes. Because catering for schools has to be healthy, delicious and also flexible.

Breakfast

The first meal of the day should give the children energy for their exciting day. Sometimes there are sandwiches and wholemeal bread with homemade spreads, complemented by vegetables or fresh fruit, sometimes a low-sugar muesli or creamy quark.

Lunch

We cook fresh food every day. Our lunch dishes are balanced and varied. We offer several menu lines to choose from at school lunch, at least one vegetarian alternative every day and we pay attention to the guidelines of the German Nutrition Society (DGE) for the optimal design of the menus for school. The children can choose their desired menu online together with their parents.

Kiosk & Cafeteria

Our kiosk offers drinks and snacks to satisfy small appetites between the main meals, such as sandwiches or banana muffins. We are happy to take into account your ideas and wishes or those of the students when offering our products. Our kiosk and cafeteria concept is particularly popular with teens and young people.

Vitamin snack bar


Children need vitamins and minerals to grow. But did you know children are more likely to eat fruit and vegetables when served bite-sized pieces?


Drinks

Drinks are also part of a well-balanced school catering. Drinking enough water is important, especially when you are on the move all day. We are happy to coordinate our beverage selection, such as water or unsweetened teas, with you individually.

Lunch packages

We offer delicious packed lunches for school excursions. A cold midday snack, fruit and a drink ensure that no one goes hungry during discovery tours.

Buffet

Just like on holiday. At the buffet, the children and young people put together their own favourite meal from appetisingly arranged hot and cold dishes. Our buffet solution for school meals is available for our breakfast as well as our lunch offer for primary and secondary schools. Exciting activities, such as our wok station at lunchtime, makes them to try new food.

Allergies and intolerances

For children with common food allergies and intolerances, we offer different special meal plans. The menus are planned by our state-certified dietician. Our cooks prepare the meals separately under strict conditions before sealing them and labelling by name. The dishes are delivered separately from the regular dishes.

Our food concepts

Whether your own kitchen is on-site at your facility or freshly cooked and delivered from one of our local production kitchens, we will find the best solution for your needs.
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Our digital solution

  • Access the menu from anywhere
  • Parents easily order and cancel via app or website
  • Cashless payment with chip card or transponder
  • Various payment methods, cashless invoicing
  • 40-person customer service team via phone or email
  • Support with paperwork for subsidies, etc.

We make it. Personal.

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For inquiries about your customer profile, transponder orders as well as orders and cancellations, please use the contact data of the service center or your customer account. Unfortunately, these messages cannot be processed via the contact form.

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Questions?

FAQ
How can I create a VielfaltMenü account?
Does your child attend a school or day care centre that serves food from VielfaltMenü? If so, you received an account code by email either from your institution or our Service Center. Use this code to start the online registration process.

Important: You need a valid email address to create an account.

Do I receive additional payments for lunch - what is Education and Participation Package (BuT)?
The different benefits for education and participation (BuT), also called Education Package, support children and adolescents and young adults from families who have less financial resources. These benefits allow your child to take advantage of offerings at school and during free time when you could not otherwise afford the cost. This includes, among other things, participation in a communal lunch program at school or kindergarten.
Many cities or communities also offer vouchers or special discounted rates. Please contact your city or community for more information. An overview of where you can get information on the benefits of the Education and Participation Package locally can be found at the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.
How does the co-payment for Education and Participation Package (BuT) work?
Please send us the approved application (copy by mail, by e-mail). We will process it immediately after receipt for the current month. Please understand that we cannot take into account months that have already been billed. These amounts will be returned to you directly from your granting office.

Do you have menus for food allergies or special dietary needs?
Yes, we offer at least the following four special dietary options: basic allergy meals, fructose-free meals, gluten-free meals and gluten-free without milk or eggs.

Allergy sufferers can choose from up to two menus per special food form, depending on the region and requirements.

We make it easy to order meals for your child with special dietary needs:

  1. Contact our service center and ask for the request form for special dietary needs or go to „Manage profile“ and click on the button Special food. There you will find the special food form for download.
  2. Fill out the paperwork and send it, together with a note from your child's doctor, to our service center.
  3. We'll take care of the rest. Once your application is approved, your child will receive a specially prepared meal every day from our local kitchen staff.

Where can I find my invoices?
You will find your invoices in the "My account" tab in the menu. Just click "Login | Order" and select the invoice period by clicking the calendar symbol. Alternatively, you can search for invoice numbers or print your invoices. The maximum retention period in our system is 18 months.
Why can't I order online?
When this happens, there are several possible explanations:

  • Online orders are not possible because your institution only uses food vouchers or places a group order.
  • The ordering window for this day is closed. In this case, the day will be shown in grey.
  • You may have overdue payments or your account balance is insufficient.
  • Your institution has paused ordering due to a public or school holiday, an excursion, etc.
  • You may have invalid items in your cart. After removing them, you will be able to place a new order.
  • Day care centres usually place a group order. If your institution places group orders, you will only be permitted to cancel meals.

What does payment in prepaid mean?
You have the option of making your transfer in advance (prepaid). This gives your customer account a credit balance that enables you to participate in the meal. The credit balance should always be replenished in good time, taking into account the bank working days.
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We make it. Hands-on.

cook@school

Our promotions show how fun good food can be – no lecturing or pointing fingers! For example, children learn that eating less meat can be delicious and good for the environment.

In our cook@school workshops, the classroom transforms into the kitchen. Alongside a professional chef, students prepare their favourite recipes and learn manners and nutrition basics in a fun way.

From farm to plate

Peas don't grow in a jar and cows aren't purple. We give children the chance to see this with their own eyes. On excursions to farms, vegetable gardens, dairies and other producers, they learn about how food is grown and processed.

Our sites

Berlin, Cottbus, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hanover, Leipzig, Potsdam, Rostock, Stuttgart, Werder and many more.

We make it. APPetizing.

We want to make customers lives as convenient as possible. The VielfaltMenü app simplifies ordering, shows menus, and provides the latest invoicing information. The latter happens digitally. We also help you with paperwork for co-payments, subsidies and more. And if there is ever a question, we’re just a phone call or email away. Our 40-person customer service team are standing by to help.