Experience

Dining

The Dining Room Experience

The Dining Room at Country Day is an integral part of our school community. Students, faculty, staff, and parents share this experience through family-style service in a rustic dining room with cypress panels and oak floors. Tables are set with china, utensils, and white tablecloths. Students in various grades are assigned seats, including a designated server who is also their classmate. The day’s lunch offering is retrieved from the kitchen set on a tray in serving bowls and baskets. Students pass the bowls, serving each other, and can return to the kitchen for unlimited refills. Dessert is offered, on a limited basis. Health, nutrition, flavor, creativity, quality, ocal-sourcing, and balance are our priorities. Nutrition complements tradition in a warm setting overlooking an organic garden.

In the entrance foyer, guests are greeted with baskets of fresh produce that are available all day. To the right, a world-class salad bar offers over 70 items, including hot soup du jour, vegetarian entrée, and an alternative menu offerings. There is special attention to students with specific food allergies, including gluten-free and lactose-free preparations. Country Day Dining Services nourishes students’ hearts, minds, and bodies.

Menu

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  • Jan
    27

    Monday PICNIC Lunch Menu

    Kosher Hot Dogs
    Buns
    Chili
    Fritos
    Mustard, Relish, Ketchup, Cheddar
    All School Dessert: Vanilla No Sugar Added Ice Cream
  • Jan
    28

    Tuesday Lunch Menu

    Thai Curried Chicken Stew with Carrots & Potatoes
    Long Grain White Rice
    Buttered French Bread
  • Jan
    29

    Wednesday Lunch Menu

    Beef Stroganoff with Sour Cream and Mushrooms
    Egg Noodles
    Roasted Carrots
    Biscuits and Butter

    MS & US Dessert: Chocolate Brownies
  • Jan
    30

    Thursday Lunch Menu

    Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya
    Fried Okra
    Buttered French Bread
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Meet the Chef

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  • Photo of Mark Uddo

    Mr. Mark Uddo 

    Dining Services Manager
    Culinary Institute of New Orleans
    University of New Orleans
    2009

About the Chef

Chef Mark Uddo is a veteran of the hospitality industry and advocate of healthy, imaginative, and locally sourced foods implemented through Country Day’s unique Dining Services program.  His accomplishments at Country Day and service within the Greater New Orleans community were recognized by the University of New Orleans as their Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism School’s Distinguished Alumnus of 2008 and the American Culinary Federation’s Best Chefs of Louisiana in 2011. Then, in 2013, he was elevated to ACFNO Legend status.  In 2015, he was chosen as a Role Model by the Young Leadership Council. 
300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 837-5204
Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coed private school for New Orleans area students in early childhood through Grade 12. From the elementary grades through upper school, the care and cultivation of each child comes to life in our exciting academic program, creative arts, and competitive athletic offerings.

Country Day accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national, or ethnic origin.