Metz Culinary Management has revamped its grab-and-go Chef Fresh Combos line for the spring season.
The new menu items will be available for Metz clients in the college, healthcare, corporate dining and K-12 segments.
“We wanted to offer fresh, healthy, complete meals with the convenience of pre-packaging,” Adam Carlson, K-12 and corporate dining division chef for Metz, said in a statement.“Metz chefs are creating student-friendly items for K-12 and more adult-oriented offerings across our other divisions.”
For K-12, Metz’s new offerings include a Bavarian roll, a turkey and spinach roll, a chicken Caesar wrap, a taco chicken roll, a buffalo chicken roll and roasted red pepper hummus with herbed flatbread. All the menu items follow National School Lunch Program requirements and are eligible for reimbursement.
For its college, corporate dining and healthcare divisions, Metz focused on lighter fare that includes a sandwich or wrap and a side salad, such as a Baja wrap with a Southwestern kale salad, an Italian Tuscan bean wrap with an orzo salad, and a turkey club with a strawberry and feta salad.
“For our other divisions, we wanted to roll out options that mirror the popular ‘Pick 2’ pairings that many fast-casual restaurants offer,” said Carlson. “People are eating lighter for the spring, so combining a half-sandwich or wrap with a salad is hitting a sweet spot with our diners who want a healthier, lighter meal.”