Food Service

students sitting outside of barn eating lunch

Catlin Gabel partners with SAGE Dining Services for our food service operations. The partnership is based on an alignment of values: Catlin Gabel and SAGE believe in fostering community, being sustainable, and educating young people about healthy living and food choices.

SAGE Food Services

SAGE offers a range of different options, including snacks and complete entrees in our dining hall, The Barn, every day when school is in session for all students in every division.

Hours of operation and services

Opening and Closing Times

Doors open at 7:45 a.m. and close at 3:45 p.m.

Morning Break Items

Food choices include parfaits, fruit cups, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and drinks. Prices vary based on the item(s) selected.

Lunch Items

Students in every division (from preschool to 12th grade) can select a hot entree lunch, as well as salads, sandwiches, and snacks. Vegetarian and gluten free options are also available each day.

Lunch Costs For 2023-24
Beginning and Lower School: $6.50 for a complete meal, side options, and milk (or milk alternative due to dairy allergy).
Middle and Upper School: $6.75 for a complete meal, side options, and milk (or milk alternative due to dairy allergy).

View our Lunch Menu

Sage’s Commitment to Sustainable, Healthy Eating

Sage Dining Services offers a range of options for students to select from. More information is available about their philosophy and practices on their website.

Fresh Ingredients

With SAGE, the school serves healthy, nutritious food for our school community. The kitchen team cooks meals on campus from scratch, and prepares vegetables, whole grains, and salads using fresh, raw ingredients. They use cage-free eggs and antibiotic- and hormone-free milk, as well as trans fat-free oils and MSG-free seasonings.


Sustainability is a Catlin Gabel core value, and locally-sourced food is a central component of our food offerings every day. SAGE supports family-operated local and regional farms and vendors, as much as possible. SAGE reduces food waste by cooking in small batches, preparing only as much as needed, and uses compostable products wherever possible.

Allergy Awareness

Food allergy awareness is part of the training for every SAGE employee. Their menus provide enough variety so there is something for everyone, and ensure that community members are well-informed through complete ingredient lists and serving line signs. SAGE does not use peanuts, tree nuts, or nut oils in any of their food preparation.