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Healthy Dining

For the School's first 43 years, most CDS parents packed lunches for their children. We dreamed of one day having a proper cafeteria space with a permanent food service provider. That dream has finally come to fruition as the CDS community sits down together in its new state-of-the-art Niczowski, Temovsky, Arrigo Dining Hall.

Since the grand opening in fall 2015, daily snacks are delivered to the Junior School, and fresh fruit is available everywhere. On average, the CDS community is now eating 900 pieces of fruit each day. The wax-free fruit, purchased as locally as possible, is thoroughly pre-washed by our provider, and boxed and shipped to us for our eating pleasure.

Meet The Staff

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  • Head Chef, Marcello Marano

    Chef Marcello grew up in Maple and has been familiar with The Country Day School his entire life, having had childhood friends attend for Middle and High School. He has served at the helm of the Niczowski, Temovsky, Arrigo Dining Hall since its opening in September 2015, and leads an incredibly talented staff of Aramark employees who are passionate about the food they prepare for 900 students, faculty and staff every day.
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  • Engagement & Education

    Communicating health, wellness and sustainability information to students is just as important to us as it is to providing wholesome and delicious food.
    Multimedia LCD screens will be used on a daily basis to provide nutrition information related to a monthly health and wellness theme. At least once a month an interactive Health for Life booth will be held by a nutrition scientist to engage students in current health topics, as well as nutritious food sampling. Students will also get the chance to meet local farmers, food suppliers and artisans, and connect with gues chefs on Local food Days.
  • Local & Sustainable

    To Help support our commitment to sustainability and reducing environmental impact, we are excited to bring forward a "farm to market" program with local partnerships with farms, such as the Yorkshire Valley Farms, Pine River Cheese, Carron Farms and Slegers Greenhouses.
    In an effort to expand our opportunities with small to medium size local producers, we are also working in partnership with the Greenbelt Fund on a local 100km Food Hub pilot that provides additional access to local farms.
  • Scratch & Seasonal

    Our seasonal menus - not cycle menus - are a core part of our commitment to sourcing local and keeping things fun, fresh and interesting.
    Local vegetables and fruit will be clearly identified within our menus and change with the seasons. A continued force on scratch cooking will also guide menu development - including our sauces, salsas, dressing, soups, stocks, pastas, pizzas, desserts and more!

FAQs

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Chef Marcello's Recipes

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  • CORN BREAD

    A great addition to your Thanksgiving dinner (or anytime really...)!
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  • HEALTHY MAC AND CHEESE

    One of the most requested dishes by everyone! You may want to double this recipe...
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  • POTATO PESTO ARUGULA SALAD

    This potato and arugula salad is perfect to serve at your next family meal.


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  • FLAX SEED CHICKEN FINGERS

    These chicken fingers are a hit with both students AND staff!
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  • GRILLED MARINATED FLANK STEAK WITH CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

    This melt-in-your-mouth marinated steak is delicious, but with an easy, flavorful chimichurri sauce made from fresh herbs. It’s incredible!
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School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5
(905) 833-1220
communications@cds.on.ca
admissions@cds.on.ca
Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.