Experience

Dining & Weekly Lunch Menu

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.

List of 4 events.

  • Feb
    29

    Black History Month Celebration Menu

    Fried Catfish (Pesc, Df, Gf)
    Tartar Sauce (V, Df, Gf)
    Macaroni & Cheese (V)
    Green Beans & Potatoes (V)
    All-School Dessert: Banana Pudding (V)
  • Mar
    4

    Monday Lunch Menu

    Beef Bolognese (Df, Gf)
    Penne Pasta (Vgn)
    Broccoli (Vgn, Gf)
    Buttered French Bread (V)
  • Mar
    5

    Tuesday Lunch Menu

    BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos (Df, Gf)
    Soft Flour Tortillas (Vgn)
    Corn (Vgn, Gf)
    House Salsa (Vgn, Gf)
    Cheddar Cheese, Diced Tomatoes, Shredded Lettuce, Sour Cream, Jalapenos 
  • Mar
    6

    Wednesday Lunch Menu

    Thai Curried Chicken (Gf)
    Long Grain White Rice (Vgn, Gf)
    Buttered French Bread (V)
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List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Mark Uddo

    Mark Uddo 

    Director, Dining Services
    (504) 849-3149
  • Photo of Dominic Maley

    Dominic Maley 

    Sous Chef, Varsity Cross Country, Track & Field Assistant Coach

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.