“Key Winstead revolutionized the program. The school became known among private schools in New York as having the most nutritious and enjoyable food program in the City.”

 —David Gochman, former trustee at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School


In 2002, Key Winstead was at the forefront of a cultural movement to bring premium, farm-to-table food services inside several of New York City’s prestigious independent schools. Winstead Caterers food service division, A Grade Above, has mastered the delicate balance between the healthy and “clean” cuisine parents aspire to and the child-friendly recipes students love to eat.

Children are sensitive to new ideas and tastes. A Grade Above recognizes this and successfully achieves a balance between healthy organic foods and old favorites. Our staff will either work within your school’s existing kitchen facility or out of our own kitchen to create tasty, wholesome food that will please students and parents alike. Contact us to begin a food program that will meet and exceed the needs of your student body.



All meals are prepared from scratch



Chicken Noodle Soup, Vegan Soup of the Day, Salad Bar with Fresh Vegetables, Vegan and Protein Salads,
Assorted Sandwiches, Wraps and Bagels, Seasonal Fresh Fruit