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Dining Services Program

At Friends Select School, our dining services program offers many options for everyone to receive a delicious, healthy lunch.

We highlight seasonal and local products as much as possible and work with multiple farm-to-table initiatives. Dietary concerns are consistently addressed, with no peanuts present in any prepared foods other than individually wrapped snacks and sandwiches. Multiple vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options are available daily. We carry soy or rice milk. All major allergens are isolated and properly labeled as such. Our team members are trained in preventing cross contamination and keeping students safe, and our new general manager, Chris Dantonio, is serve-safe certified by the PA Department of Health. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at

The Lunch Menu link in the Portal has our monthly menus. Lower school students choose from two main plate items, one of which is always meatless, and two sides. These are in addition to the daily offerings which include:

  • A made-from-scratch soup
  • Seasonal whole fruit
  • A bagel with peanut butter, jelly, butter, or cream cheese
  • A selection of organic or all natural yogurts
  • Cage-free hard boiled eggs
  • A selection of cold sandwiches on white and whole wheat bread
  • Individual garden salad as well as a small snack or treat
  • Gluten-free bread, bagels, and buns are available upon request

At this time, all lunches for lower school are delivered in individual, plastic to-go containers, as per COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Lunches are delivered to each lower school classroom by cart, and are picked up after each class is finished.

Upper school, middle school, faculty, and staff have access to additional daily items including the J. Clark’s Grille special, our Villa Toscana offering (appetizers and homemade pizzas), and any special events including tastings or seasonal desserts. In addition to these menu items, middle and upper school students may purchase:

  • Other daily Grille items
  • Up for grabs sandwiches, salads, parfaits, and desserts
  • Pre-made salad entrees
  • Packaged snacks and chips
  • Flavored water or bottled beverages
  • Ice cream novelties

Friends Select School is joining the International Meatless Monday public health initiative!

Who Is Metz Culinary Management?

Like Friends Select educators and families, Metz sees caring for children as a matter of responsibility. We’ve been a leader in nutrition, establishing programs that enhance the well-being of students, school faculty, and staff. This includes menus designed to develop healthy eating habits early as well as a focus on nutrition.

Eating well and living well go hand-in-hand. Metz is committed to working closely with Friends Select School and our food service partners to execute environmentally responsible programs and initiatives. Our sustainability efforts meet our needs today while helping to protect our environment for future generations.

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