A Message from Chef Barnwell

Dear Parents and Staff,

Barnison is back again this year to serve freshly prepared lunches to the Rawson Saunders family. All meals will be served in compostable to-go containers and utensils will be individually wrapped. We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our students and faculty/staff.

If you are a returning parent please update your student's information to ensure they receive the proper lunch at the proper time.

Parents will be 100% in control of their accounts. Placement of orders and cancellations/refunds must be done at least 48 hours in advance. Please login to your account and order at your earliest convenience.

Our goal is to educate the youth and parents about healthy eating habits by utilizing seasonal, local products. We hope to teach those around us to respect and appreciate the whole food system, from the soil to your plate. We believe that good nutrition is an essential tool to a better education. We don't make health food, we make healthy food that kids want to eat. The quality and integrity of our food is what makes Barnison so special. All meals are handcrafted fresh each day, down to making the pizza dough by hand and hand forming our hamburgers from local, grass-fed, wagyu beef.

At Barnison, we believe strongly in supporting our community by using only the best local, sustainable, and organic ingredients. We began our food career as farmers in the Austin area, so we understand the importance and dedication it takes to grow good food. We shop the farmer’s markets weekly for the majority of our fruits and vegetables that we serve. What we can’t obtain at the markets, we purchase from Central Market, Whole Foods, Go Texan products, and other organic sources. The quality of the products we use are what makes us stand out from other programs. We are committed to the farm to school philosophy and work tirelessly to ensure our students receive the best possible quality lunches.

Additionally, we are a nut-free kitchen. We offer gluten-free and vegetarian options for most of our meals. Barnison Catering is also environmentally conscious and uses only green cleaning products, recyclable or compostable paper products, and composts all possible kitchen waste. Also, all cookware is non-coated and made of natural materials.

Please read more about us on our website and like us on Facebook at and follow us on Instagram @barnison.

If you have any troubles or questions please contact me at

Thank you so for participating in our school lunch program! 

Jeremy and Alison Barnwell
Barnison Catering


All lunches must be pre-ordered online a minimum of 2 days in advance.
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Our on-staff chef prepares highly nutritious meals that kids love using fresh, local, organic ingredients—some of which come from the school's own garden! With special attention to healthy eating habits and environmental sustainability, our lunch program is unparalleled. Our students are happy, well nourished, and ready to take on the rest of their day!


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