Sick of Slop? NYC Chef Serves Up $7 School Lunches - NBC New York

Sick of Slop? NYC Chef Serves Up $7 School Lunches

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    Sick of Slop? NYC Chef Serves Up $7 School Lunches
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    Tired of having your kids eat slop at school? One Brooklyn chef is serving up gourmet lunches for schoolchildren, introducing them to dishes like slow-cooked pork shoulder and braised short ribs.

    Tired of having your kids eat slop at school? One Brooklyn chef is serving up gourmet lunches for schoolchildren, introducing them to dishes like slow-cooked pork shoulder and braised short ribs.

      Chef Deborah Snyder charges $7 a meal to prepare lunches that typically include vegetables, a starch and meat or other protein.
     
    That's a sharp contrast to the pedestrian fare served up in school cafeterias like hamburgers, toasted cheese sandwiches and peas with diced carrots. Those lunches cost $1.50 a meal.
     
    Snyder says she already has 15 regular customers and hopes to expand soon. The 39-year-old executive pastry chef at Lever House e-mails a weekly menu to parents.
     
    She says they appreciate her business because "packing a lunch stresses people out."
     
    Customer Chris Olshaker says the money is worth it if her 2-year-old daughter gets exposed to new foods.