Food Service Director


Denise Cafe 

Welcome to the Dauphin County Technical School Cafeteria Website, where we continue to strive for a healthy and nutritious Food Court for our students to make good choices for their meals. 

Currently, we have Special Meal Stations (main meal menu is available weekly online); pizza bar station, soup and salad bar, a la carte grill, specialty premade boxed salads, sub and wrap bar, hot and cold fruit and veggie bar. Students may choose 1 cup of fruit and 1 cup of vegetable to any lunch of their choosing.


Dauphin County Technical School’s Cafeteria is reviewed every 3 years by Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). For results of our review please go to PDE’s website.


Our Mission is to continually develop a responsive, quality-driven Food Services Program consistently providing a variety of foods in a pleasant environment and promoting good eating habits through an efficient, customer-focused approach.


We welcome input from the community on the development, review, implementation, and update of the school wellness policy. Please contact Denise Green at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in getting involved.


School Wellness Policy
Food Services Policy
Non-Discriminatory Statement

Cafeteria Staff:
Shawn Welcomer - Head Cook
Cristine Baker - Assistant Cook

Cafeteria Employees:

Lisa Wilsbach
Susana Caldero
Amber Shull

Aurea Albelo
Eva Santana

Paying for Meals

DCTS uses SchoolCafe as our Point of Sale.  Funds for POS accounts must be submitted to the Business Office, Front Office or the Cafeteria POS box in yellow POS envelopes before 9:00 am for same day availability.  You may also add funds to your POS account online by clicking the SchoolCafe logo on this page and following the directions. Checks will not be accepted at the register at any time.   If you already have a ParentOnline account and need to access your account, please go to parentonline.netOn 8/1 you will be able to use the same user account and login credentials for SchoolCafé. There will be no need for you to register again.


For assistance with the ParentOnline website call 1 (855) 729-2328.

We have NO CHARGE POLICY for our cafeteria. However, we will not let a student go hungry. Should a student not have enough money for lunch, we will provide him/her a lunch of their choice and charge the lunch to their accounts. This must be a complete lunch, one main item, two fruits,  two vegetables and a milk. Students will not be able to charge Ala Carte items if they have a negative balance in the cafeteria.


DCTS provides free or reduced-priced meals for eligible students.  Contact the Business Office at (717) 652-1320 for details or click here a free/ reduced lunch application.

All free/reduced lunch applications must be returned to the Business Office. Please review the Q & A document or contact the Cafeteria Manager, Denise Green, with any questions.  For questions regarding free or reduced lunches, please contact Ms. Debra Homoki at (717) 652-3170 ext. 7444 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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What comes in a Meal?  

A meal consists of 5 components:

1 meat/meat alternative

1 serving bread/grains

1 vegetable (1 cup)-we offer 2- 1/2 cups

1 fruit (1 cup)-we offer 2- 1/2 cups

1 milk (8 fluid oz. low fat)

Click here to view breakfast & lunch menus
Cafeteria Calendars
*Changes may be made to the menus at any time.

Food Court Stations-Breakfast
Assorted Breads Cold Cereal Hot Cereal Healthy Breakfast Assorted Beverages
Whole Grain Bread, Raisin Toast, Whole Wheat Bagels, Plain Bagel, Cinnamon Raisin Bagel

Also comes with String Cheese, 4 oz 100% Juice or Fruit, 8oz 1% Milk
Variety of WG Cold Cereal

Also comes with Graham Crackers or String Cheese, 4oz 100% Juice or Fruit, 8oz 1% Milk
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal, Hot Cinnamon Sugar Oatmeal

Also comes with String Cheese, 4oz 100% Juice or Fruit, 8oz 1% Milk
Fresh Yogurt Crunch

4oz 100% Fruit Juice
Variety of Swiss Ice Tea
Variety of Swiss Diet Teas
Variety of Route 66 Juices
1% Variety of Flavored Milk 8oz
1% Variety of Flavored Milk
Hot Tea
Hot Chocolate

Variety of Coffees

Low Calorie Drinks

Food Court Stations-Lunch
The Grill Soup & Salad Boxed Salad Pizza Station Deli Station Fruit/Vegetable Bar
Spicy Chicken Patty, Cheeseburger, Hamburger, Hot Dog, Chicken Tenders, Grilled Chicken, Turkey Hot Dog Pretzel, Cheese Crunchers

Lettuce, Tomato, Onions available
Variety of Healthy Soups made weekly Monday: Italian Salad, Turkey and Cranberry Salad
Tuesday: Buffalo Chicken Salad
Wednesday: Chicken Caesar Salad
Thursday: Chef Salad
Friday: Grilled or Crispy Chicken Salad

Served with 1 cup Fruit & Milk Variety
WG and WW Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza Daily

Daily Specials:
Meat Lovers, Supreme, Chicken Buffalo, Veggies

Made to Order Wraps, Subs, Sandwiches

Healthy Weekly Specials available
Variety of Hot & Cold Fruits & Vegetables

Note: All purchases from Deli Station, Pizza Station, Hot Grill, may enjoy a variety of choices, 1 cup of fruit & 1 cup of vegetables from our DCTS fruit & vegetable bar & Milk variety.