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!