Student Experience

Food Services

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Due to COVID-19, we have adjusted the School’s meal program to maximize safety — all while maintaining quality, nutrition, and menu variety.

This website and the Food Service Program will continue to be updated on an ongoing basis as we learn more information. Please check back frequently for any change to the website content.


Variety, nutrition, and balance are the criteria that St. George’s Food Service department embraces to ensure students are well-fed. Our onsite Red Seal-certified chefs create menus for our St. George’s boys and community that are made with high-quality meals using fresh, sustainable, and local ingredients wherever possible.

We have set goals to make sure our menus are aligned with our sustainability goals and values. To see how we have done this, click HERE.

Programs that are offered between both campuses include a meal program at the Senior School, a meal program at Junior School, a Boarding Student meal program, and the Senior School Saints Café kiosk (retail).

Junior School – Dining Hall

Senior School – McLean Hall

Meet Our Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Melissa Gaudiel

    Melissa Gaudiel 

    Director of Food Services
  • Photo of Jay Fournier

    Jay Fournier 

    Executive Chef
  • Photo of Eric Taylor

    Eric Taylor 

    Sous Chef (Supervisor)
  • Photo of Aaron Hornischfeger

    Aaron Hornischfeger 

    Food Services
  • Julie Matandac 

    Food Services Manager
For general questions regarding the meal program, please direct inquiries to or to the business offices

Lunch Programs

If you have already signed up for the lunch program during the school enrollment process in March/April 2023, you are already registered for the
2022–23 Meal Program and are not required to take any action.

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  • Junior School Lunch Program

    Primary Lunch Program – Kindergarten to Grade 3:
    K–3 students have access to the meal program with our classroom delivered Box Lunch Program. Students can enjoy their meal with our new sustainable program using re-usable lunch boxes and real steel cutlery. Our foodservices team will deliver the boxes and cutlery to the designated area by the classroom. However, the Primary menu has been crafted so the boys don’t need to use a fork and knife. Students on the meal program will get their lunch box from a designated area. After lunch, the boys will return their box to the same area so that a foodservices team member can come to pick up the boxes for cleaning.

    K-3 students have TWO options for menus:

    Option 1 – Primary K–3 Menu:
    This menu is created by our chefs specifically for this age bracket. It will be food that they are familiar with but will still be nutritious for our growing boys and they will not need to use a fork and knife. Please view the full Primary Menu here.
    For example: Turkey Snack Box – Sliced Turkey, Marble Cheese, Hummus & WW Pita Triangles, Fresh Grapes, Carrot Sticks or Roasted Herb and Balsamic Chicken Drumsticks, Baby Potatoes, Vegetable Sticks, and Fresh Orange Wedges.
    *Note: this menu is for Grade K–3 ONLY

    Option 2 – Regular 4–12 Menu:
    This menu is for older grades and staff/faculty and may require the use of a fork and knife. This menu will serve dishes like Baked BC Teriyaki Salmon Fillet with Quinoa and Rice Pilaf, Roasted Vegetables or Roasted Honey Rosemary Pork Loin, Roasted Parsley Potatoes, and Baby Carrots. Click here to jump to the menu for this week.

    Grade 4–7 Lunch Program:
    Grade 4–7 enrollment will default to the Dining Room Program where boys will be seated at the dining room table to enjoy a community lunch with their peers and teachers. When they arrive in their dining room, students will be assigned their seat for the year and will find their personalized meal waiting for them. Boys will have to finish what is on their plates but can come up for second servings once they are finished.

    Grade 4–7 students also have the option to eat in their classrooms with the Grade 4–7 Boxed Lunch Program if they do not want to eat in the dining hall. Students can enjoy their meal with our new sustainable program using re-usable lunch boxes and real steel cutlery. Our foodservices team will deliver the boxes and cutlery to the designated area by the classroom. Students on the meal program will get their lunch box from a designated area. After lunch, the boys will return their box to the same area so that a foodservices team member can come to pick up the boxes for cleaning.

    General Meal Program Information for 2022–23
    *New for 2022–23: please note we have decided NOT to serve the low sugar boxed juices this year. All students are encouraged to bring their water bottles to school daily.

    Please ensure that foodservices and the nursing department are aware of any dietary restrictions and food allergies prior to September. All diet changes must be communicated to the foodservices department by a teacher, guardian, or parent. 

    Enrollment for the meal program is done at the beginning of every term. Cancellations are to be done at the beginning or end of every term as well unless there is an approved reason.  
    Junior School Meal Program Order Form 
  • Senior School Lunch Program

    Students wanting to participate in the meal plan will receive their lunch in McLean Hall during their scheduled lunch period.

    Students that are NOT on the program also have access to having a meal if they forgot their lunch or if they are interested in the daily menu. This menu is posted on the School Website, so students can check to see what is available each week. They can simply swipe their ID card and it will charge them for an “Occasional Meal” at the cost of $11.85.

    All students must have their ID card at every lunch period in order to access the meal program. If they have lost their ID card, they must contact the IT department to re-issue another one.

    For any dietary restrictions or special diets, we will have a dedicated station on the Northeast corner station of McLean Hall.
    Tentative Lunchtimes will be as follows — please note timings are not finalized. The final lunch timeline will be confirmed in September with each Head of Grade:

    11:30 am–12:40 pm
    Grade 8–10 Lunch
    12:45 pm–1:55 pm
    Grade 11 & 12 Lunch

    The Senior Meal Plan includes:
    • Access to fruit baskets – handfruits such as apples, bananas, pears, kiwis, oranges etc.
    • Beverages – Ice water, 2% Milk, or the featured freshly made infused water of the day (i.e. watermelon & mint, orange & ginger, strawberry & cucumber, etc.) or all three if he wishes.
    • Entree of the day – we provide a Regular (no restrictions) menu as well as a special diets station that includes options for Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, and Plain Lean Protein diets.
    • Associated condiments – for example: pasta day would have chilis and parmesan or nutritional yeast, and an Asian-style noodle bowl would have green onions, sesame seeds, soy sauce, etc.
    • Salad of the day – our chef Aaron prepares a beautiful salad of the day with his famous homemade dressing to go along with the entree (e.g. a mediterranean day might have a couscous salad with hemp hearts, arugula, and a homemade vinaigrette).
    • Dessert of the day – for healthy school guidelines, we usually give some sort of fruit from Monday to Thursday and then a treat on Fridays.
    Last year we started a new food program called Powering Performance. It is a program to help students look for and identify with the foods that they are eating and tailor it to their personal needs with these four pillars:
    Strengthen –  Red Icon to look for: For boys that are into working out or a part of athletics
    Recover –  Dark Green Icon to look for: For boys that have just endured a hard competition, exam, physical workout, marathon, etc. and need their body to bounce back
    Focus –  Light Green Icon to look for: For boys that are into activities that require mental strength such as Band, Math, Debate, M.U.N, Art, etc.
    Sustain – Yellow Icon to look for: This is a food that will just get you through the day so you don't feel that afternoon lull where you want to take a nap. 
    This is an example of what our menu would look like:

    For more information on the Food Service Program at St. George’s School, including our sustainability practices, please visit:
  • Boarding Meal Program

    Boarding students will receive three hot meals per weekday as well as generous snacks in between. Their Harker Hall floor kitchenettes are constantly stocked with plenty of food for any food needs in between. Snacks can range from homemade Asian-style baos, to fresh baked goods, to fresh-cut fruit platters.

    On weekends, boarders can indulge in a brunch buffet that consists of a variety of items, from made-to-order omelettes to build your own Belgian waffle bar.

    Every other month, a Formal Dinner banquet is organized where students will come dressed in their uniforms and treated to a night of community and a delicious buffet of banquet style food.
  • Saints Café

    This is not your average food kiosk. The Saints Café offers a wide variety of snacks and drinks. From traditional baked goods and beverages, to homemade salads, sandwiches, smoothies, and even special entrees of the day! Try our famous Asian-style tea eggs, homemade passion fruit popping boba tea, homemade coconut vegan chia pudding, or our new offering of brown rice Onigiri.

    You asked for it, and now we have it — Saints Café now offers online ordering! In order to avoid crowds and line ups, bypass the line and pre-order on our Catertrax system online ordering. 

    cut off times are in place to allow time for our staff to get your order ready. You must be able to present your ID as proof of purchase to pick up your order.

    Please click here to order food.

    Open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm 
    Closed on Weekends, Stat Holidays, and Pro-D Days
    Open until 12:30 pm on Early Dismissal Days

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • I cannot remember if I enrolled my son in the meal program during the School Enrollment process. How do I find out if I did or not?

    You will receive communication that you have enrolled in the program by September 1st. If you are unsure, please fill out the Junior School or Senior School lunch program form.
  • I forgot to pack my son a lunch today. Help! What should I do?

    If your son is at the Junior School, please call 604-222-5805 before 10:00 am, and the kitchen can assist with getting lunch for your son. The occasional meal charge is $11.85 per meal. 

    If your son is at the Senior School, he can simply swipe his ID card to give him access to the meal plan for a charge of $11.85. This will include: fresh fruit baskets, a featured salad or home-made soup of the day, a hot entrée of the day with all the condiment sides, a daily dessert (usually fruit from Monday to Thursday, Fridays is a treat), and our selection of fresh-made, daily infused water, milk, or ice water.

  • I heard we get the same menu as some other Sodexo sites and that our food is all pre-packages and frozen. Is this true?

    No. Executive Chef Jay and Sous Chef Eric create the menu at the beginning of every school year and customize it for the students at St. George’s School.

    In order to maintain standards, we make sure to order the highest quality fresh ingredients and are always open to suggestions for future menus. Our ingredients are local and sustainable whenever possible. 

    With the exception of a few items, the food from the St. Georges School kitchens is made from scratch on a daily basis, from soups to salad to entrees. We try to choose meats that come in fresh and not frozen, and we prefer free-range and local as much as we possibly can. Vegetables are brought in fresh and cleaned, peeled, and chopped, ready for cooking. Please see our new webpage for more information on our food sourcing and sustainability initiatives.
  • Is there a meal plan geared towards athletes or other specialized activities (band, art, etc)?

    Yes, there is always a daily plain protein during lunches. These will be lean cuts of meat (such as chicken breast, beef, turkey, fish or other) that will be lightly seasoned.  We are also very excited this year to continue offering our educational dining program called Powering Performance.  
    It will easily identify our menu items not only for Athletes but for other specialized activities and will include 4 pillars for different goals recognizing that every boy is unique and may require different dietary needs. 
    This program will help students easily identify foods they should be eating that will help them with one of four goals/pillars: 
    1. To Strengthen – great for athletes to grow and fortify  
    2. To Focus – great for those in academic clubs or programs such as Band to sharpen minds and have the mental endurance  
    3. To Sustain – to help keep you energized through all of the day’s demands- no more afternoon nap cravings!  
    4. To Recover – great after a hard workout or competition.  Mental and physical rejuvenation.
    Please click here to find out more.

Junior School Lunch

Senior School Lunch


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