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CREC has many years of experience in planning, coordinating, and operating efficiently run foodservice operations at many sites in the Hartford region. Our professional staff can help your district through CREC's regulatory compliance review services, accountability systems services, and operations consulting services. With our broad understanding of the National School Meal Program regulatory requirements and educational environment in Connecticut, CREC staff can assist and guide you in areas that may not be within your district's area of expertise or resources.

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Jeff Sidewater

Food Services Program Coordinator

jsidewater@crec.org

860-509-3774

CREC's Food Service Division can help you prepare for a successful administrative review through our regulatory compliance review services by:

  • Reviewing meal application processing system and income verification procedures
  • Checking production records for accuracy
  • Reviewing meal counting and claiming procedures
  • Ensuring on-site monitoring regulation compliance
  • Performing a facility review to ensure that mandates are met
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point plan reviews
  • School wellness policy compliance reviews
  • Healthy food certification documentation reviews
  • Required documentation audits

CREC's accountability systems services provides your district with technology assistance by:

  • Assessing current foodservice accountability systems
  • Reviewing coordination of foodservice data with your student information system
  • Developing a project plan for technology solutions for foodservice operations
  • Assistance in development of requests for proposal for software solutions, and the selection of vendors

With CREC's operations consultation services, we can provide objective guidance and assistance to your foodservice department staff through:

  • Financial reviews
  • Labor analysis
  • Production systems reviews
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture commodity usage and processing guidance
  • Purchasing options guidance
  • Preliminary foodservice facility design and renovation consultation

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