Butter Beans provides nourishing, delicious meals made from scratch with high-quality ingredients, connecting students to healthy food while building confidence along the lunch line. We work in partnership with our school communities to spark curiosity, grow excitement, and nourish big ideas in the lunchroom.  

our values

People: Our work is driven by our exceptional team members working within a productive, fun environment while gaining new skills and taking on new opportunities throughout their career at Butter Beans. 

Food: We pride ourselves in the highest quality sourcing, preparation and presentation with our student-inspired menus.

Customer Service: We aim to deliver exceptional customer service and experiences throughout every interaction with Butter Beans.

Community: Through our community driven approach, we form vested partnerships with our school communities in meeting their unique meals and wellness objectives.


Founded in 2008, Butter Beans is the brainchild of two Brooklyn moms who saw firsthand the challenges busy parents face today in providing their children with homemade, healthy meals to send to school each day. In those early days, Butter Beans co-founders hand packed and personally delivered lunches for their first customers. Since then, the Butter Beans community has grown quite a bit, but our mission to provide students with nourishing, delicious school meals remains the same.

Today, Butter Beans provides nutritious, wholesome meals for charter schools, private schools, and summer camps throughout the New York metropolitan area. In addition, Butter Beans operates corporate cafeterias and offers catering services at notable institutions like the New York Hall of Science Museum and UNICEF – an international organization working in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential. Along with our food services, Butter Beans operates wellness and food education programs to help students build critical connections between food, health, and sustainability. Over the last 12 years, Butter Beans has built a strong, positive reputation for delicious, nourishing food, while providing friendly, responsive service to students, parents, school administrators and the school community.