Special Announcement

Please join us for a very special announcement | September 4, 2019 at 9 AM | Paul C. Duckett Theatre

Healthy Dining

Dining In at CDS

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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Food Stations

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  • Green Kitchen

    The Green Kitchen will tailor to students who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. All students with allergies or dietary restrictions should visit this station for information about what is available to them on the menu that day.
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  • Country Kitchen

    The Country Kitchen encompasses the main precepts of healthy eating, vegetarianism, traditional favourites and athletic-centric offerings. The Country Kitchen offerings will be highlighted in two key main entree stations:
    The Comfort Zone will offer home-away-from-home traditional favourites.
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  • Deli Market

    Create the perfect deli sandwich made by you, just the way you like it. Students will select from a wide assortment of the highest-quality meats, local and imported cheeses, freshly baked rolls and breads, and homemade spreads and condiments.
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  • Live Kitchen

    Prepared right in front of your eyes, students will be able to watch flavourful meals be made for them. Students can top any creation with fresh cheeses, herbs and spices. To start, this will be offered twice a week with a variety of tantalizing noodle bowls and rice dishes.
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  • The Bowl

    We only make soup one way - from scratch - because it tastes better that way! The daily selection will always feature vegetarian/vegan options to meet students' dietary needs.
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  • The Oven

    Students can enjoy a real Italian experience with rotating daily specials from pizzas to handhelds to authentic pastas. All dough and sauces will be made from scratch and toppings will include fresh local ingredients and spices, when possible.
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  • Energy Bar

    Enjoy a cold, refreshing drink from our healthy beverage station for a fresh and nutritious boost during the day. Each week we will offer a variety of smoothie drinks using a combination of fresh and local fruits and vegetables.
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  • Fields of Greens

    Each day we will feature seasonal rotating varieties of lettuce, freshly-cut vegetables - local when possible - and lighter, ethnic-inspired legume and grain salads. House-made dressings and plenty of crunchy toppings will provide students with all the makings for a healthy and personalized salad.
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List of 7 frequently asked questions.

Chef Marcello's Recipes

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We welcome your feedback!

We value and appreciate receiving your compliments and suggestions.
If you have questions, please contact communications@cds.on.ca or (905) 833-1220. Thank you!

Allergen & Dietary Restrictions

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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!

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.