Welcome to the Kitchen at The Children's Workshop!
At The Children’s Workshop, we serve warm, nutritious meals to help our students feel focused and comforted.
If a child eats a well-balanced diet, he or she has nutritionally satisfied the needs of keeping his or her body and mind on the right track for success; with a full belly, they are ready to learn and grow! All of our lunches surpass the federal food guidelines for RI and MA. We purchase all ingredients fresh from companies that are well-established and reputable and whenever possible, we purchase from local New England purveyors.
We know that kids can be very picky eaters, but sharing meals with their peers and role models encourages them to try new things. “Just try it, you might like it!” We keep extra snacks and fresh fruit in stock to make sure no one goes hungry. We also offer many fulfilling vegetarian meals and family style eating.
Our lunch menu is fresh and seasonal.
Our kids’ favorite meals include:
- Meatball Sandwiches with Veggies
- Shepard’s Pie
- Homemade Soups with Grilled Cheese
- Mac & Cheese (Shh… there are hidden veggies in the sauce!)
If you have any questions about our food or menu, please Email Our Kitchen.
Meet the Chefs
Director of Food Services
Steph has been in the food service industry for almost ten years, pursuing both Culinary and Pastry passions. She attended Johnson and Wales where she received her degree in Pastry Arts in 2012. Steph started at TCW in 2014 as a chef before stepping into the Director of Food Services role in 2015. She enjoys a challenge and has found keeping picky children satisfied to be incredibly rewarding! “We strive to keep our kids happy, while providing them with nutrition-packed foods!”
Xio started at TCW in 2017 as a Food Delivery Driver, but her skills were quickly noticed. It hasn’t taken long for her to settle into her new role in Webster’s Kitchen as a Prep Cook. Xio has a background in the food industry, studying and learning in other large kitchens, like the RI Community Kitchen Program for Culinary Arts.
Edgar started his career at TCW in 2003 as a teen aid in our Pawtucket center, and eventually became a teacher. That’s when he decided to pursue a career in Information Technology at New England Tech. During his schooling he decided to return back to TCW and began teaching at our Central Falls location, this is where Edgar found his passion for cooking, and joined our Food Service Team in 2014. Edgar still loves working with kids, and continues to mentor in our Central Falls mentoring program.
Jon has been with TCW since 2011 and our food services team since 2015. Jon has kids of his own, so he knows what kids are like and what they enjoy to eat. He enjoys cooking at home for his family and is excited to bring his culinary style into our kitchen.
The Children’s Workshop participates in the CACFP, or the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
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