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SELWYN LUNCH SERVICE

We are deeply committed to fueling students, faculty, and staff with freshly prepared and healthy, well-balanced meals. For this reason, we proudly partner with PK Kitchen, a local and family-owned business.

OUR LUNCH OFFERINGS

Are fresh, healthy, tasty options, not “fast food”
Provide choice and flexibility
Includes gluten-free, vegetarian options daily
Are priced fairly, affordably

PK KITCHEN PRIORITIES

For those of you new to the service, PK Kitchens has a lot of good things going for it, things in line with Selwyn’s priorities

Local, family-owned business.
Recyclable food containers, many locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients.
A recurring selection of “daily staple” items available every day with such popular standards as a turkey dog, spaghetti, personal pizza, and chicken tenders.
At least two additional entree options daily, with the ability to order a “full” portion or a “smaller” portion of each to accommodate different appetites.
The ability to request gluten-free on any of the staple or main entrees each week.
A modest advance notice required
A selection of beverages and treats each day.
Helpful options that continue: advance ordering, direct billing, online menus, and ordering.

You can begin ordering from PK Kitchens using their website. Menus are generally posted the end of the month for the following month. You can order in advance. All meals ordered from this website are delivered to Selwyn School just prior to the start of lunch periods for our students. Hot meals are stored in heat-retaining packaging and we have microwaves should anyone want a warmer meal.

FAQ

The following Q&A covers what you need to know to order from and better understand the new lunch service from PK Kitchen. If you have other questions, please let me know. Go online ASAP and order your lunches.

WHEN CAN WE ORDER FROM PK KITCHEN, THE NEW SERVICE?

The ordering website is available now; please begin ordering for meals to be delivered as of Wednesday, 8/15.
The website is https://www.menupkkitchen.com.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO WE NEED TO ORDER?

While we request orders be made as far in advance as possible, the deadline for orders is 11:00 am the day before the day of service. Example: Order by 11:00 am Tuesday for Wednesday lunch service.
You can order as far in advance as there are menus posted. Typically, each month is posted the end of the prior month.

HOW DO I ORDER?

Go to https://www.menupkkitchen.com, and follow the links to register as a user. Once registered, depending on your browser, you will either use this username and password to use the site or be automatically logged in.
USERS FROM LAST YEAR: Simply use the username and password from last year, or click “forgot password” if you need a reminder.
Click “Order Online” to view menus and order.
Select the week and day if you want to order from the daily menu, or from the daily staple menu to order from that list.
IMPORTANT For every item ordered, use the Special Requests field to indicate:
Allergies, if any
First and last name of the person receiving food (student, staff member name) and, for students, their grade
Day and date of food order, e.g. Monday, January 8.
As each item is ordered, a shopping cart will update to the right of the screen.
When finished selecting your items:
Click “Order Now” on the right of the window to process and pay for the order.
If a Facebook prompt comes up, click “Continue as Guest” link.
A map will appear. Ignore this. Click Continue on the bottom right.
“Let’s add your contact details” page appears.
Enter your first and last name, phone and email.
Click CONTINUE button.
“How do you want to pay?” window appears.
Click “Card” icon.
Enter credit or debit card information. The site only accepts credit or debit with MasterCard or Visa. Unfortunately, AMEX is not yet accepted, nor is cash or check.
“My Order” summary page appears. Review and click”Confirm Order” to accept or “?Back to payment” link to revise things.
A “Thank You” screen will appear. Shortly after, you will receive an email confirmation

IS THERE AN ORDERING TUTORIAL?

Yes! There is a short video on the “How To Order” page. When you log on to the website at https://www.menupkkitchen.com, select “How To Order” and click on the video link.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE REGULAR PORTION AND THE CHILD-SIZED OR SMALLER PORTION?

The smaller, child-sized portion has a bit less of the main protein or main ingredient (e.g. less chicken) than the regular sized. We understand that a number of people and smaller children eat less, and therefore waste much of the food in the larger portions. This will help reduce waste and lower cost for those opting for smaller sizes.

HOW DO I ORDER GLUTEN-FREE OR INDICATE THAT I HAVE ALLERGIES?

When you select an item to order and the options for that item, there is a field labeled “Special Requests” into which you need to indicate:

REQUIRED EVERY ORDER

The date you want to order
Name of the person eating the lunch (student or faculty) and grade (K, 1, 2, etc)

OPTIONAL AS NEEDED

Any food allergies or any requests for gluten-free options

WHAT ARE DAILY STAPLE MENU ITEMS?

These are entrees you can order any day of the week, a recurring menu that is always available to you. It currently has nine different options.
Make sure you indicate the day for each daily staple in the “Special Requests” field.

WHAT IS THE WEEKLY MENU?

The “weekly menu” are the entrees that change every day, usually 2 options unique to each day.

WHY IS SALES TAX BEING CHARGED? ISN’T SELWYN TAX EXEMPT?

You are ordering direct from PK Kitchen, a private business, and as such, sales tax needs to be paid.

THE WEBSITE SAID I NEEDED TO SPECIFY DELIVERY INFORMATION. WHY?

Please ignore this request. Just click to the next page. PK Kitchen knows that all orders are delivered to Selwyn School in time for the lunch hours on our calendar.

THE WEBSITE ASKED ME TO CONNECT VIA FACEBOOK. DO I HAVE TO?

No, ignore this. Click on “Not a regular? Continue as guest” link.

IF I HAVE ISSUES WITH THE WEBSITE OR MY ORDERS, WHO DO I CALL?

Always contact PK Kitchen directly. Call them at 682-224-1922 weekdays between 830a-5p, or use the email interface on their “Contact Us” website page.
Selwyn cannot help with orders; PK Kitchen owns all transactions and orders. Of course, if you are consistently experiencing issues, contact the business office at Selwyn any time.
If you have any other questions or needs, please reach out to the business office at business@selwynschool.com.

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