Food Service / Food Service Provider, Menus & Nutritional Information

The Hoboken Public School District is proud to offer a comprehensive breakfast and lunch program in all of its schools in continued partnership with our Food Service Provider, Chartwells. 

Breakfast is available in all schools beginning at 7:30 am (for Preschool Breakfast hours, please contact your child’s provider).

To view upcoming menus for each school location, please view the Interactive Nutrislice Menus provided by Chartwells at  Nutritional information, potential allergens, carbohydrate counts and even a nutrition calculator are available on the Nutrislice website!

In addition to the regular breakfast and lunch menus, A La Carte (menu) offerings are available.  Please note that, regardless of your family’s eligibility status, all a la carte items are charged to your child(ren)’s meal account.  Only complete meals (breakfast and/or lunch) are $0 cost for free/reduced price eligible students.



The Hoboken Public School District is pleased to announce that Chartwells has returned for the 2022/2023 school year as the district’s Food Service Provider.  Chartwells, part of the Compass Group, brings a long history of celebrated, high-quality menus, winning numerous nutrition awards, including Food Management’s 2020 Best Concept Award.

For additional information regarding Chartwells, please visit their website:

Did you know?

Compass Group PLC (Chartwells’ Parent Company) has been named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, a Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes, one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune and ranked #1 out of 50 by Food Management.

Students at Hoboken School District Can Look Forward to New Menus, Favorite Meals and Engaging Cafeteria Programs This Fall

Chartwells K12 is Making Mealtime Happier and Healthier for Students in Hoboken

By serving food kids love to eat, offering innovative programs that encourage fun and discovery, and creating a place where students can connect and recharge with others, the Chartwells K12 team at Hoboken is making sure students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than when they came in.

According to a recent study released by The Journal of the American Medical Association, “schools are now the single healthiest place Americans are eating.” The new school year presents the perfect opportunity for students to enjoy their favorite meals and try new foods.

This year, it’s easier than ever for students to enjoy breakfast and lunch at school and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the cafeteria to eat together,” said Odir Pacheco, Directory of Food Services, Chartwells K12 at Hoboken School District. “Whether it’s new and favorite menu items or the opportunity to eat at no cost, our team can’t wait to serve up happy and healthy every day.”


Food Kids Love to Eat

Chartwells’ team of chefs and dietitians are bringing more variety to their menus featuring new recipes with kid-approved foods.

Rush Hour: Introducing breakfast all day with Rush Hour! No longer exclusively for the early morning hours, the team is introducing breakfast all day with Rush Hour featuring traditional breakfast items for lunch.

  • Road Trip: As students have spent the last few years staying much closer to home, that doesn’t prevent their taste buds from exploring the country with a culinary Road Trip! The journey takes kids through new cities, cultures and heritages – all through the power of food.

Programs that Encourage Fun and Discovery

Chartwells continues to inspire healthy eating habits and spark a culinary curiosity to last a lifetime through fun and engaging programs.

  • Discovery Kitchen: Designed to make nutrition education fun and entertaining, Chartwells chefs and dietitians have worked together to create curriculums that get kids cooking, trying new foods, and learning about what they’re eating. Each month has a different theme and activities will be adapted for the current meal programs. For example, October is “Seed to Table” and December is “Spice it Up”.

  • Mood Boost: This innovative program helps elementary and middle school students connect what they eat with how they feel. It features recipes and characters that focus on six moods: Smart, Happy, Confident, Alert, Strong and Calm.

  • Student Choice: Giving middle and high school students a voice in deciding what food concepts are featured and new menu items that will be available, Student Choice brings the latest food trends to school menus.

Inviting Environments & Happy Cafeterias

Students need a place to eat where they can connect with others, recharge, and enjoy a sense of happiness, especially following a year where kids weren’t always able to sit and enjoy a meal with their classmates.

Through sharing their passion for great tasting food, instilling a sense of food discovery, and most importantly, providing nourishing meals, Chartwells is excited to continue serving up happy and healthy in the year ahead.


About Chartwells K12

Chartwells K12's goal is to make sure students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than they came in, by serving food kids love to eat and creating custom dining programs. With more than 16,000 associates in 4,400 schools, ranging from large public institutions to small charter and private schools, Chartwells K12 is built on decades of food, education and operational experience driven by top culinary, nutrition, wellness, and sustainability talent. For more information, visit

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