Notre Dame signs agreement with new dining service provider

Flik Independent School Dining to provide fresh, wholesome and nutritious meals that also support local and sustainable agricultural practices.

Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy announced today that it has signed an agreement with Flik Independent School Dining, a division of Flik Hospitality Group based in Rye Brook, New York, to be the school’s dining and food service provider beginning with the upcoming school year.

According to school officials, the change in foodservice providers was made to provide a more nutritious menu of breakfast and lunch options in a program specifically customized for all Notre Dame students’ needs.

“We looked at a number of different options and companies when we decided to change providers,” said Anthony Block, Notre Dame’s chief financial officer. “Flik came in with what we thought was the best plan to provide wholesome, nutritious meals, prepared fresh from fresh ingredients while supporting local and sustainable agricultural practices.” 

Ray Mulligan, who is president of Flik Independent School Dining, said he is proud that Flik will be the new dining service provider at Notre Dame. 

“We are the market leader in independent school dining, currently serving over 190 prestigious private and independent schools,“ he said. “Our successful partnership with independent school communities is based on our philosophy of ‘nourishing a brighter future.’” 

Mulligan added that their team of food and nutrition experts is dedicated entirely to creating fun, healthful and innovative dining solutions for private and independent school communities like the one at Notre Dame. 

“Fresh, healthful food preparation on utilizing batch cooking techniques and locally and sustainably-sourced ingredients has always been the cornerstone of the company’s operating philosophy,” he said. 

Notre Dame’s Block added that because of the cultural diversity and varied dietary preferences of Notre Dame’s students and staff, Flik’s on-site management team will create menus exclusively for the school. He also said that balances, account numbers, procedures, etc., from last year will all carryover with the new provider.

“Flik’s onsite nutrition specialist and corporate executive chef will review menus and provide culinary and dietary expertise so that students can explore more variety in their food and learn the importance of making healthful choices that hopefully will lead to a lifetime of smart eating,” Block said. 

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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy

Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. The school's upper division enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower divisions enroll students in jr. kindergarten through grade eight. All three divisions are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." The Marist Fathers and Brothers sponsor NDPMA's Catholic identity and manages its educational program. Notre Dame is accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools, the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school's home page at www.ndpma.org.



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