Menu & Meals

Meals

Meal times are an important time of day at Chabad Glen Eira Creche. Our cooks prepares nutritious and delicious meals on site. From early in the morning the delicious aromas from the kitchen fill the air and create excitement for the meals ahead.

Our educators ensure that mealtimes are relaxed and enjoyable. They are not just about eating but also valuable learning opportunities for socialising and language development. Discussions about food and its origins, nutrition, cultural food differences and similarities are encouraged.

Accreditation & Awards

Preparation of food and correct food handling techniques are extremely important to us. Our cooks are trained in food handling and are accredited food supervisors. All our staff handling food have a Certification in Food Safety,

We are proud to have been awarded the 5 Star Food Safety Rating by the local Council as well as perfect scores on our compulsory annual external audit every year since we opened our centre..

Our Healthy Menus

We follow the guidelines of the Australian Government recommended “Get up and Grow” Program so that our meals are balanced (especially as we are a milchig (dairy) centre and do not serve meat products).

Our aim is to provide tasty, appealing and nutritious meals so the children will enjoy eating. Menus are re-developed every season to incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Individual Needs

If your child has an allergy, please do not be concerned, as we cater for all food allergies and intolerances. As well, there is always a variety of food to eat and alternatives are provided for the fussy eaters amongst us.

We are also a nut-free centre.

Some examples of the food we serve:

Breakfast: Served on request

Morning Tea: A seasonal fresh fruit platter.

Lunch options include:

Vegetarian/Tuna Lasagne

Vegetable and tofu fried rice

Lentil Bolognese

Moroccan Rice with chickpeas, zucchini and pumpkin

Mushroom, peas and Spinach Risotto

Tuna Patties

Tuna and vegetable macaroni and cheese

Moroccan fish

Spaghetti Primavera in a tomato based sauce with peas

Homemade Pizzas

Afternoon snacks include:

Zucchini and corn cakes

Fresh sliced vegetables platter with dips

Crackers and homemade dips

Healthy banana/carrot muffins

Apple crumble served with yoghurt

Assorted Sandwiches

Children are given the choice of milk or water at every meal (rice and soy milk are also available).

We also serve foods relevant to upcoming Chagim and Holidays at the appropriate times.

Recipes and suggestions from parents are welcome!