Operated completely in-house by our talented Dining Services team, the St. Anne's-Belfield School's Dining Services Program offers our students fresh, home-cooked meals away from home.
It is our mission to create healthy, nutritious and great tasting food. We actively support our farmers, sustainable practices and the local economy. Most importantly, we seek to establish the foundation for a life of healthy food choices to the benefit of our students and the community in which we all live.
What we are up to ...
We continue to offer vegetarian items as we found many students and faculty enjoy a “meat‐free” diet. Look for the “V” icon on our menu items to see the vegetarian option of the day. Our Vegetarian option may include dairy such as milk, cream or cheese. For those requiring a Vegan option please speak to the chef and we will be happy to accommodate.
Local, Season, and Sustainable
We continue to build strong relationships with our local farmers and co‐op partners. We buy local and fresh as a priority, listed are some of our local
- Tofu ‐Twin Oaks, Louisa, VA
- Bread – Goodwin Creek Farm, Afton, VA
- Fruits/Vegetables – Local Food Hub + 60 different local farms during season
New this year, our milk program has changed to reduce waste and support dairy farmers in the Mid Atlantic region. We have contracted with MarVa Maid to supply us with our Milk and additional Dairy products. It is a farmer owned cooperative in our region with strict guidelines as to the care of the animals and quality of the product. Our K-4 students will have 8 ounce cartons of either skim or 2%. In the Middle School and Upper School we have eliminated the individual cartons for a dispenser system.
At the end of last school year we partnered with Black Bear Composting to compost all of our kitchen organic waste. We also introduced this in the dining room during our Community Meals. As soon as the kids have settled in we will be composting at all times in both kitchens and dining rooms. We encourage you to talk to your children about the importance of returning organic waste to the natural environment
To learn more about our commitment to local farms, our compost program and the Dining Program in general please visit our website this coming year.
Please do not hesitate to fill out a comment card online to share feedback, or recommend a favorite dish. We would love to hear from you.