In 2018 we completely renovated our kitchen and dining hall, significantly improving the dining experience for all Austin Prep students.
Lunch is inclusive of tuition, and modeled after the finest dining offered in independent schools. The focus of our dining program is on nutrition education, a wellness-oriented approach to eating, and environmental sustainability. The program also includes after-school snack.
“We know that 21st century eaters can be finicky,” said Headmaster James Hickey, Ph.D. “Our all-inclusive lunch program models a college dining atmosphere that supports a holistic approach to education that advances wellness, nutrition, and environmental sustainability.”
Our food service partner – SAGE Dining – focuses on quality service, community, nutrition, safety, education, sustainability, and delicious food made from scratch using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. SAGE counts among its clientele numerous Catholic schools, independent day schools, and boarding schools in the nation.
The dining hall is part of our efforts to strengthen community. In the tradition of St. Augustine – our patron – gathering for a meal is the center of family life. “The dinner table – or in our case the lunch table – is the focal point of family, and of fellowship and of camaraderie,” Dr. Hickey said. In addition to the kitchen, the wooden circular tables and chairs – seating eight per table – give the dining hall a true sense of togetherness.
All Sage employees are extensively trained in food allergy awareness, the menus provide a wide variety, and community members are well-informed through complete ingredient lists and serving line signs. Sage even has a comprehensive allergen filter, which can be accessed through an online menu and phone app, to make planning lunches easy.
We’re proud to partner with SAGE Dining Services® to offer fresh, delicious meals made from scratch! See our menu, and get more information about allergen management, nutrition, sustainability, and culinary trends here.