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Jan 1, 2016 3:36 PM ET

Archived: Vegan Catering For Schools: providing options for vegan, vegetarian, and dairy + egg intolerant children

iCrowdNewswire - Jan 1, 2016

Vegan Catering For Schools

Lilly’s Little Eats

First Up: I am not in this for a profit; I am in this to make kids with special dietary requirements feel accepted, a part of their community, and not deprived! Lilly’s Little Eats has a goal of providing options for vegan, vegetarian, and dairy + egg intolerant children. On top of this, we believe the food will be so tasty, convenient and well priced that it will be a top choice for everyone at lunch time!

And What Will We Serve Up?
Lilly’s Little Eats isn’t just about providing vegan options for our little people, but rather we will strive to provide nutrient dense options that taste good enough for everyone! I was in high school 3 years ago, and the main bulk of the menu were things like meat pies, sausage rolls, chips and soft drink. These things might be okay when consumed every now and then, however kids are eating these things every single day. If you want a healthier option from a school tuckshop, there’s probably some soggy fruit salad or a dry salad wrap up for grabs.

Imagine, at the same price point, options such as zesty Mexican style slaw, with roasted corn straight from the cob, fresh cilantro and seasoned chickpeas; Crisp potato topped lentil pie slices with bold beify flavours; Mini bento boxes packed with a variety of plant based sushis; Meit Balls and Whole Meal Pasta in a rich yet simple tomato sauce; Bliss balls made from real fruit, real chocolate, and real fats (coconut is our best friend!); Cupcakes made on wholemeal flour with low GI sugars that are almost indistinguishable from the usual culprits..

These are just a few of the options we are brainstorming, and will soon have little people taste testing (they are our customers after all)! Imagine all of those delicious food, priced to sell, free from common allergens and full of nutrients. Now imagine that your donation can help to turn our dream into a reality!

However, starting a business from the ground up requires dollars.. Many dollars.. Approximately 3215 of them!

Here’s a cost break down!:

Commercial Kitchen Hire:

Bond: $250

Per Hour: $35 (I will attempt to negotiate with council as I will be there regularly!)

Food Licensing:

Food Safety Program: $510

License: $345

Business Name Registration:

$76 – 3 years


Applying: $120

Registration: $300

Food safety supervisor course:

Initial stock, labelling, storage budget:

And who am I?

My name is Lilly (Jazmyn) and I am a young mother, a writer, and hopefully, a soon to be business owner. I have successfully hosted my Instagram account (@raisingvegans) for over a year now, as well as a food blogging website paired with it. I am passionate about this & incredibly driven to make it happen. I have worked as a state delegate for The Greens, a fundraising manager and social media campaigner for Best Friends Fur Ever Rescue, and believe these positions highlight my professional organisational and co-ordination skills. I am ready and willing to give back to the community in my own way – I appreciate every ounce of help!

Contact Information:

Jazmyn Smith

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