Student Engagement

Student Engagement

The Dining Hall Program engages students both inside and outside the kitchen. Our dining hall and kitchen lobby is designed with multiple opportunities for students to interact and become informed about where our food comes from. The Farm to Table board is updated weekly with information about our local farms and vendors, and how various local ingredients are utilized throughout the week. Students also have an opportunity to answer the Question of the Day, an activity that encourages them to reflect, share opinions and thoughts, and read their classmates perspectives.

Lunch Calendar

Dining Hall Student Engagement

Students in the Kitchen

In addition to cooking lunch for 600 students and faculty each day, the dining services team also finds time to support classroom and interest group efforts whenever possible. This includes giving students tours of the kitchen; talking with students about the dining room values; teaching spring and summer camp cooking classes; helping with meal prep on class trips; and supporting interest groups such as Humanity Outreach and Baking Buddies.


Community Tasting Tables

The Dining Hall prepares produce that students have grown and harvested from the school's Farm and Garden. Students from the Environmental Interest Group run the tasting tables, and all members of the community have a chance to sample items while they wait in the lunch line. Past tastings have included radish-top chimichurri, white chocolate bark with edible flowers, chocolate zucchini bread, green juice, and beet tzatziki.

Engaging with the Earth

Building a Healthy Food System

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