Food Service Management Companies

A food service management company (FSMC) is a commercial enterprise or a non-profit organization that is or may be contracted with by a school district to manage any aspect of the school food service. The procurement of a contract with an FSMC can be a time-intensive process for child nutrition directors, superintendents, district purchasing officials, and the districy's legal counsel. There are resources available to assist in this process.

Registered Food Services Management Companies

Aramark Elior Chartwells SchoolEats J&F Food Service K-12 Culinary Connection OPAA! Sodexo Southwest Foodservice Excellence Taher Tiger Commissary Services SLA Management The Cockpit Catering Company

DESE Resources:

USDA Resources and Memos:

Timeline and Dates for RFP Submissions for SY 24-25




For more information, please contact:

Nancy Dill, MS, RD, SNS
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Child Nutrition Unit
4 Capitol Mall, Box 12
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-324-9502