St Margaret’s College has an excellent team of qualified chefs and kitchen staff who prepare three fresh meals a day for Members. The quality and variety of food on offer is amazing!
The menu follows a six-week cycle, which is periodically reviewed by a committee of Members and staff to ensure that everyone is happy. You will be hard pressed to find better food at any other College in the country.
At breakfast you are spoiled for choice with eight cereals, porridge, fruit, yoghurt, many different breads (including on occasion bagels, crumpets and English muffins), as well as a full cooked breakfast on offer each day, which can inculde bacon, baked beans or spaghetti, poached eggs, hash browns, sausages, tomatoes, spaghetti, sauteed mushrooms and even pancakes!
Lunch offers an extensive salad bar along with cooked options, and for those who are still hungry a toasted sandwich maker is available. Packed lunches are made available in the morning if you are unlucky enough to have a class over the lunch hour. Fresh baking is often provided to accompany lunch.
For dinner there are always two main items and a vegetarian dish, which can be accompanied by rice and potatoes, along with a selection of seasonal vegetables. Of course no meal is complete without a delicious dessert, which sometimes means employing the College’s own soft serve ice-cream machine.
To accompany meals there are always a range of hot and cold beverages avaialable, including hot chocolate, tea, coffee, juice and kombucha, along with fresh seasonal fruit.
During the year a number of special theme dinners are organsied by the Student Executive Committee. Matariki and International dinners are also celebrated, and of course our regular Sunday Formal Dinners.
The College can accommodate most special diets; please contact the College to confirm.