I am a parent at a school and would like for my child’s school to offer Butter Beans. What can I do? We would be delighted to speak with you about the best process for introducing Butter Beans to your school. As every school has a unique culture and are in different phases of school lunch, the process may not be the same for everyone. Please give us a call at 718-499-0010 or send us an email at info@butterbeanskitchen.com and we will guide you through the process.

Do you offer after-school cooking classes? We teach various classes per week in after school programs around Brooklyn and Manhattan to students ages 4-12. Classes have between 5 and 12 students and run for an hour or an hour and a half depending on the school’s schedule. If you are interested in signing up for a cooking class please contact us at info@butterbeanskitchen.com

What programming do you offer over the summer? We provide meal services for some of the largest summer camps in the New York metro area. In addition, we offer hands-on cooking programs as part of the summer camp day.

What is on your menu? Our menu offers a plethora of options to satisfy growing children. Our meals are full of whole grains, legumes, veggies, healthy fats, fresh fruit and naturally raised meat and poultry. Click here for our sample menu, and here to learn more about our sourcing.

Why is Butter Beans the right choice for my child? Butter Beans provides a nutritious variety of hot and cold food options every day that allow each child, with encouragement from our staff, to create their own balanced plate. Our food service staff are trained to work with your child to ensure they feel comfortable trying new foods, and feeling accommodated at lunch. The exposure to new foods, or even some common ones that they are hesitant to try, goes a long way in helping a child gradually become a more adventurous eater.

Do you offer options for children who might be allergic or sensitive to gluten/dairy/egg/soy/sesame? Yes, we pride ourselves in accommodating to all different types of food allergies or sensitivities. At the start of the school year, we receive the allergen list from the school nurse, and share the information with our food service staff. Our staff gets introduced to the children who have allergies, and they work with them to accommodate to their needs through out the school year. Furthermore, we plan our menu to accommodate the most common food allergies, and label our menu with allergen information. If you have further questions about food allergies please contact Flora, our Director of Community and Nutrition.