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 finally came to fruition in September 2015 as the CDS community gathered together in its new state-of-the-art Niczowski, Temovsky, Arrigo Dining Hall.

Since the grand opening that fall, our students, faculty and staff, and alumni and parent guests have enjoyed homemade meals that vary from grilled marinated flank steak and gnocchi with butter sage sauce, to butter chicken and baked flaxseed chicken fingers. These delicious healthy meals are made from scratch with locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. Dietary needs are easily accommodated by the kitchen staff and we offer our youngest students a little extra help since they are not quite ready to serve themselves.
Meals are delivered to Kindergarten classrooms, and Grades 1 to 3 dine “family style” with their teachers. Students in Grades 4 to 6 serve themselves marché style from the food stations and eat alongside the Junior School faculty.

Nutritious snacks are also in abundance. 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!

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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!


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Chef's Recipes

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Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220

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.