The Dining Experience: Family-Style Dining
The Coleman Family 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, serve each other, and can return to the kitchen for unlimited refills. Dessert is offered, on a limited basis. Health, nutrition, flavor, creativity, quality, local-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 and a world-class salad bar that offers over 70 items, including hot soup du jour, vegetarian entrée, and 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.