Food and Nutrition
An area of excellence
The area in which Stonyhurst is situated is famous for its extensive choice of high quality culinary restaurants, and this continues at Stonyhurst. We are proud of the nutritious and flavoursome meals our Catering Team provide our pupils, 7 days a week. Meal times are enjoyed in a purpose built Refectory which has views of the Avenue, where pupils can choose from a wide variety of food, most of which is sourced locally.
Stonyhurst pupils are extremely active, and feeding their bodies, as well as their minds, is a key part of daily life here. Our skilled Catering Team has specialist knowledge regarding unique food requirements and dietary needs. They are able to provide and respect all special dietary and religious-based food requirements. The team works closely with parents and pastoral staff to ensure all boys and girls are catered for and are provided with a well-balanced meal, three times a day, not forgetting Afternoon Tea which is served at 4pm each day.
A time to socialise
Both pupils and staff are encouraged to dine together in the main dining room with an emphasis on good table manners and friendly conversation. The focus on mealtimes is that it should be an enjoyable occasion, so everyone has a positive relationship with food. Our chefs aim to host international or specific themed days which allow pupils to celebrate different cultures and traditions throughout the year. Pupils can enjoy a fish dish every Friday and occasional pizza nights throughout the term!
A study of menus and a check of what is on offer indicated that the meals are of high quality. There is a wide choice of healthy dishes available, including a plentiful supply of fruit. Food is nutritious, well cooked and attractively presented. Special dietary needs are catered for. At all mealtimes, the boarders were seen to be enjoying the food.
ISI Report 2016