Eat Well, Be Well.
The newly built Thomas D. Shaffner Hall is a stunning work of architecture that offers 10,000 square feet of space in the new LaCasce Dining Room with an expanded seating capacity of 342 (originally 180). Students have a wide variety of food to choose from, including a large, self-serve salad bar, sandwich station, brick-oven pizza station, and a variety of homemade desserts.
During the year, our kitchen staff prepares over 4,200 meals across 19 sittings per week.
Many of the recipes used by our talented staff include fresh produce from the Academy's garden, such as lettuce, legumes, carrots, bell peppers, and more. Nearly 23% of all of our food products are bought locally, with 2% of our vegetables and fruits being sourced directly from local farms. Plans to expand our farm-to-table menu options are underway as we increase the size and operation of the Academy Farm.
Reducing Waste & Recycling
Additionally, Fryeburg Academy has worked diligently in the past few years to decrease food waste and to create a robust recycling effort as part of its environmental sustainability initiative. By discontinuing the use of trays in the dining hall, the Academy has made a tremendous impact on the reduction of food waste. And, our recycling efforts have decreased overall waste by 11% over the past three years.
We look forward to continuing our efforts in these areas.
The new dining hall offers convenient self-checkout scanners at the end of each food station to help expedite the purchase of food items and minimize wait times. Money accounts are self-managed online at mykidsspending.com
to load student's FA ID cards with more funds. Quick and easy...students have more time to enjoy their meals with friends and less time waiting in line.