Food and Menus
The superb catering team feeds pupils extremely well at Stonar. The food served in La Cantina is a key factor to a successful day, and the variety of meals is as fresh as the ingredients.
Stonar’s dining hall was rebranded into La Cantina in 2020 and pupils enjoy both refuelling and socialising here. Everything is freshly prepared and cooked, with a large friendly catering team on hand to ensure everyone has what they need. They are experts at devising, sourcing and cooking healthy and fun meals that are popular throughout the entire School.
The Catering Team is directed by the Executive Chef Manager, Jason Coop. A firm believer in enjoying and recognising quality food, he is creating balanced weekly menus showcasing different ingredients and cooking styles, producing colourful and tasty meals for all ages. Retaining classics such as roast dinners and catch of the day, Mr Coop perfectly combines such familiar and popular British meals with contrasting food from all over the world. Ingredients are sourced both locally and regionally, but always sustainably.
A vegetarian option is always available, which is just as creative and delicious as the main meal of the day. A variety of sides and salads supplement the main meal, as well as fresh cut fruit and yoghurt for a healthy snack. Home-made desserts include firm favourites such as fruit crumbles and delicious sponge puddings. Alongside the generous portions of the main hot option, there is also a range of smaller meals, homemade soups and fresh bread, which is made and baked daily.
Pupils are encouraged to try new foods, introducing them to a variety of new dishes and flavours, which are presented engagingly and are always tasty and nutritious. Meals leave pupils content and recharged, aiding the full day of school and activities.
The menus change regularly and reflect the seasonal produce available. Please see samples of our weekly menus from the options below.
In addition, the menus also offer a chance to reflect different celebrations around the world. For example, the boarders enjoyed a superb Chinese Banquet to celebrate the start of Chinese New Year in 2023.
Such a large choice of healthy options is reassuring to see; no wonders my daughters are happy."
Year 7 Parent, 2022