The McCulloch Commons Dining Hall focuses on fresh, organic, locally sourced, made-from-scratch food to serve a variety of delicious and nutritious meals. Options are available for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and those with food allergies. Don’t see anything you like? The chefs and staff from Flik Dining are more than happy for your suggestions and work with you for any special requirements you may have.
It’s about so much more than food.
Sure, the dining hall is where we eat our meals, but it’s really about the place we come together, to get to know each other, have a meal with our teachers, engage with the faculty kids, have a team meeting, and hang with our friends. You will often find day students coming early for breakfast and staying late for dinner—an activity we encourage!
Weekly events and special banquets add to the Oldfields dining experience and sense of community:
Community Lunch - Once a week, the entire school community eats together with groups of students paired with faculty and staff. We slow down, and hang out after the meal is complete. It is not uncommon to see groups playing a game of UNO or sharing a special home-made treat that someone brought in for the occasion.
Residential Dinner - Several times a week the on-campus community eats together at assigned tables in order to foster new relationships and stimulate conversation. Other nights, are “check-in” dinners where students can come and go as they please within the normal dining hours.
Special Banquets - The holiday and special events dinners are fine dining at its best! From the flowers on the tables to the artistic presentation of the food, our students love when they see these special occasions on the calendar!
Specialty ethnic meals and celebrity chefs - Flik treats the community to a variety of international meal events, from sushi and poke bowls to Indian curries, you will explore new cuisines right along side some well known celebrity chefs such as Iron Chef, Jet Tila and Food Network Chef Bal Arneson.
Chef Jet Tila
From backyard cooking classes to battling legends on “Iron Chef America”—Jet Tila has carved a singular niche as a culinary storyteller. Thanks to his diverse background and education, Tila is as comfortable as chef and consultant as he is teacher and student in the art of food. His numerous accomplishments in the culinary world continue to grow. In 2013 alone, Tila has partnered with the Compass Group, the world’s largest food-service company, to launch Modern Asian Kitchen, a new fast-casual Pan-Asian concept with locations nationwide.
Bal Arneson is an international TV host, award winning and national bestselling author, a TEDx speaker, and a celebrity chef for a 30-Billion-dollar food service company, Compass Group. She hosted 2 TV shows which aired globally, Food Network Canada’s Spice Goddess which was nominated for a James Beard Award, and US Cooking Channel’s Spice of Life. Bal has been a judge on Iron Chef America, Bobby Flay’s Dinner Battle, and Cooking with Fire. She has three national best-selling cookbooks: ‘Everyday Indian’, ‘Bal’s Quick and Healthy Indian’ which won the Asian Cuisine category prize for Canada by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, and ‘Bal’s Spice Kitchen’. Her Hollywood Collaborations include ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’ by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, and ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’.
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