MIS is working in partnership with Il Cielo, our on-site catering company to provide our community with a high standard of healthy lunches. Below Il Cielo provide more information about their philosophy and services and you can access the MIS page of the Il Cielo website by clicking on their logo.
Our aim is to prepare food that fulfills the needs of children yet also makes children aware that cooking and eating can be fun.
Who we are and what motivates us
In the beginning we were “only” parents who did not want to accept the fact that children at schools were being fed with convenience food or frozen pre-cooked meals. In the meantime, we have become a professional and passionate caterer. We are currently catering for several large schools (on site cooking)) and delivering our meals to local Kindergartens. Every day we provide children with healthy meals that are carefully prepared with 100% certified organic products.
While changing from being “only” parents to becoming professional caterers, one thing has remained the same over the years: we love children and we love to cook for them. Our Goal is to introduce good and healthy food to children of all ages, always keeping in mind that the food they eat supports a healthy lifestyle. We are convinced that food can be something heavenly. With our style of food preparation we want to bring a piece of heaven down to earth.
100% Fresh & 100% Organic
This requirement has been a main part of our philosophy since the very beginning. Our aim is to provide top quality meals for schools on a daily basis. Our meals are prepared fresh and from scratch every day and on site. To the best possible extent, we avoid using ready-made products.
There is nothing wrong with the occasional frozen or pre-cooked meal; sometimes it is the easy and fast way to fill a growling stomach. However, a healthy and good tasting meal from our perspective is something different. The meals have to fulfill the nutritional needs of children on a daily basis.
Food, water and sleep are the essentials of life, which is the reason why we want to cook top quality meals. We focus on the natural taste of each individual product; therefore our dishes are basic dishes with great natural flavors.
What we do differently
A good meal can only be as good as its ingredients! For this reason we have the following standards:
- We purchase top quality 100% organic products which are delivered several times a week
- We only use raw cane sugar and spelt flour (Dinkelmehl)
- All meat products are from a regional butcher and 100% organic
- We use organic butter, olive oil, and sunflower seed frying oil
- We do not use anything with artificial flavors or coloring
- We clean, peel and slice all of our vegetables and fruit – every day
- We consider carefully how we prepare our products
Cooking to the needs of children according to the seasons
Our menus change according to the season, meaning we avoid buying products that are shipped/trucked or flown across the world. Taking care of the environment we live in is also a main part of our philosophy. We feel that using 100% organic products for our meals and ecological purchasing go hand-in-hand.
We deliberately cook with seasonal and regional produce. That is why we actually have a Spring/Summer/Autumn and Winter menu. Strawberries, for instance, only appear on our menu when it is strawberry season. Not only do they taste better during that time, their quality is better since they are then a regional product. No long haul transport – yet another big plus for our environment.