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MA Café & Food Services

About Epicurean Group

Epicurean Group is pleased to be the food service provider and we are dedicated to serving the needs of Marin Academy and the community at large. We are a local company whose employees possess unparalleled experience and skill. We live our passion for providing great fresh, natural, and organic food prepared from scratch, every day at every meal. We start with the finest ingredients possible. We simply love what we do; we believe that it is our calling to serve and provide healthy, fresh, delicious food that will nourish the body and the minds of your student.

All of our café produce comes from farms right here in Marin County and Bay Area. We offer organic produce according to the Environmental Working Group's recommendations for fruits and vegetables lower in pesticide residue. All meat, poultry and eggs will be sourced from local farms and ranches that have met our high standards and we offer all natural cheeses. Our seafood is purchased according to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guidelines. Epicurean Group chefs use the highest quality ingredients to prepare your child’s meals. And we cook from scratch — all stocks, dressings, and sauces are made in-house — nothing comes from cans.
 
We are proud to be a local company whose employees possess unparalleled experience and skill. We start with the finest ingredients possible and, with parent and student feedback, we customize your school menu. We truly love what we do: helping you — and your children — make smart food choices. Click here to learn more about Epicurean Group.

MySchoolBucks

We are happy to offer an easy-to-use, smart-phone friendly, cashless payment program at Marin Academy called MySchoolBucks. MySchoolBucks allows you to pay in advance for meals and/or snacks and beverages, but MySchoolBucks offers exciting new benefits:

  • Scheduled recurring payments
  • Automatic deposits when your child’s account balance runs low
  • Extended purchase history for the past 90 days
  • Low balance email notifications
  • E-wallet to save credit card information for future use
  • Mobile-friendly website
  • Mobile app for iOS, Android and Windows devices coming soon.
All students will have an established debit account to which you may add money to online or with a check. To prevent fraudulent use of student accounts, each register will be equipped with a picture of your student; this digital image will appear on the monitor for the cashier to view every time your child accesses his or her account, therefore insuring that no other student can use your student's account.

Money will only be deducted from an account when the student uses the account to purchase meals and/or a la carte items. The system will know the meal status of your student and will deduct the correct amount from the account. There is no limit on the amount of money that can be deposited into a debit account. Negative balances will not be permitted; please be sure your student has money on his/her account at all times to ensure food purchasing.

Advanced Payment Options

OPTION #1: After you create your account online, you can add funds to your student’s account using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express Card. To keep this service free to schools, a small handling fee is added to each payment. The fee covers the credit card processing fees, bank transfer fees and the cost of maintaining the website.

OPTION #2: If you do not have access to the internet or do not wish to use a credit card you may send a check to Marin Academy and the dollar amount into the student's account. Please include the student name, parent name, 4-digit student account number, student grade, check amount, and check number and make the check payable to Epicurean or Marin Academy. You can use this form. If you are paying for more than one student in the same school with one payment, please note how much money is to be designated to each student’s account. If you do not specify, the deposit amount will be divided equally between siblings’ accounts.

Thank you for your cooperation and your participation. We hope that you will be patient with us as we make the transition to the new academic year. We are very excited about this new system and hope you will take advantage of all of the convenient options. We look forward to the new school year. We are excited about serving the students and community fresh, natural, and organic food to nourish the body and minds of your teen.

Please do not hesitate to call us at (415) 482-3291 or email us at lise@epicurean-group.com.

Sincerely,
Lise Eisenberg, Café Manager, and Jim Julian, District Manager