What's for Lunch?

St. Margaret's School is pleased to partner with SAGE Dining Services for the 2017-2018 school year and beyond.

SAGE, founded in 1990, is the leading food service provider for independent schools and colleges throughout North America. SAGE currently serves 21 all girls schools and colleges focusing on safety, quality service, community, nutrition, education, sustainability, and delicious food made from scratch using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. On-site Chefs will get to know our school community and tailor the menu according to our preferences. In addition to the extra professional support, you will recognize the familiar SMS faces working within our facility.

We will enjoy variety and quality of food, along with enhanced presentation and service. Each day, the Alexis Dining Hall will now offer fresh-made menu items, including a salad and deli bar with house-made dressings and hummus, fresh ingredients sourced from local vendors, and in-house roasted beef, turkey, and chicken; a healthy main dish with a variety of starches and fresh vegetables as sides; creative, food truck-style fare; authentic Latin and Asian dishes; expanded vegetarian options; and even display cooking and themed do-it-yourself stations.

In order to keep all students safe in the dining hall, SAGE provides expertise on allergy accommodations. With one out of every 12 students managing a food allergy, SAGE will help us to ensure that all dining hall staff are extensively trained in food allergy awareness, that the menus provide enough variety so there is something for everyone, and that community members are well-informed through complete ingredient lists and serving line signs. SAGE’s comprehensive allergen filter, which can be accessed through the online menu, makes planning meals easy. Parents are always welcome to visit the kitchen and ask about inventories and preparation methods.

We will also be extending education into the dining hall by guiding community members towards healthy food options. Diners can make informed decisions about what to eat using SAGE’s Spotlight Program®, a color-coded system that shows the nutritional value of each item offered. In addition, we will learn about historical, cultural, and culinary topics related to food each month through their Educational Seasonings program. Through informational guides, creative displays, taste-testing, and hands-on preparation, we will present a variety of topics this academic year, including: Thanksgiving in the Wild West, Oatmeal Mania, Ancient Grains, and Hawaiian Cuisine.

For more details about what SAGE has to offer, please visit www.sagedining.com. And download the Touch of SAGE mobile app to view the menu, favorite and recommend menu items, create a custom allergen profile, provide feedback, and view events!

Click here to see today's menu!  You can access this link any time from the "News and Events" section of our website. Look for the "What's for Lunch?" link on the left side panel.

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