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.


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    Friday Lunch Menu

    Pepperoni Pizza Sticks
    Tomato Basil Marinara
    VA: Quinoa Salad with Cauliflower & Chick Peas
    MS & US Dessert: Cinnamon Tortillas
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    Monday Lunch Menu

    Barbecue Buffalo Chicken Wings
    Baked Beans
    Edamame in the Pod
    Buttered French Bread
    VA: White Bean and Beyond Sausage Stew
    ALL SCHOOL DESSERT: Chocolate Ice Cream
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    Tuesday Lunch Menu

    Red Beans and Sausage
    Brown Rice
    Cornbread Muffins
    Vinegar & Croutons
    VA: Vegetarian Red Beans & Brown Rice
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    Wednesday Lunch Menu

    Chicken Fried Rice with Carrots, Green Peas
    & Water Chestnuts
    Pork & Vegetable Egg Rolls
    Sweet n' Sour Sauce
    VA: Deconstructed Egg Rolls on Forbidden Rice
    MS & US DESSERT: Fortune Cookies
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Meet the Chef

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  • Mr. Mark Uddo 

    Dining Services Manager
    Culinary Institute of New Orleans
    University of New Orleans - BS

About the Chef

Chef Uddo is a veteran of the hospitality industry and advocate of healthy, imaginative, and locally sourced foods implemented through Country Day school’s unique Dining Services program. His efforts 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 & 2013. He recently was named 2015 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.