Food at CCSS


We are very proud of the quality, provision and style of the food that is served at CCSS.

If you are a boarder in one of the CCSS houses, you will have freshly prepared, nutritious, high-quality food on a full-board provision from our expert chefs and catering team.

The best ingredients

Our catering team selects the finest British produce from local farmers, growers and artisan suppliers. So when it comes to selecting ingredients we use only the best seasonal ingredients.

Balanced nutrition

Our catering team champions the importance of providing food containing high nutritional value.

Breakfast

A variety of breakfast options is available each day This is an example of our weekly breakfast menu from our Kirby’s Dining Hall:

Monday

  • Hot items: Grilled sausages, fried eggs and baked beans.
  • Daily special: Croissant
  • Daily breakfast items: A range of cereals, toast and spreads and yoghurt bar.

Tuesday

  • Hot items: Grilled Bacon, sauté mushrooms and scrambled eggs.
  • Daily special: Pain au chocolat
  • Daily breakfast items: A range of cereals, toast and spreads and yoghurt bar.

Wednesday

  • Hot items: Grilled sausage, boiled eggs and roasted tomatoes.
  • Daily special: Danish pastry
  • Daily breakfast items: A range of cereals, toast and spreads and yoghurt bar.

Thursday

  • Hot items: Grilled bacon, cheese on toast and poached eggs.
  • Daily special: Waffles
  • Daily breakfast items: A range of cereals, toast and spreads and yoghurt bar.

Friday

  • Hot items: Kippers, scrambled eggs and hash browns.
  • Daily special: Cinnamon whirl
  • Daily breakfast items: A range of cereals, toast and spreads and yoghurt bar.

Saturday

  • Hot items: Cold meat platter, sauté potatoes and fried eggs
  • Daily special: Porridge and toppings
  • Daily breakfast items: A range of cereals, toast and spreads and yoghurt bar.

Sunday

  • Hot items: Bacon and Sausage, choice of eggs, mushrooms and hash browns.
  • Daily special: Porridge and toppings
  • Daily breakfast items: A range of cereals, toast and spreads and yoghurt bar.

Lunch

Lunch can be taken either at Kirby’s Dining Hall, or in our popular café in Bene’t Place. The Bene’t Place Café serves light lunches including wraps, sandwiches, baguettes, fruit and cakes as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day.

Our Kirby’s Dining Hall offers a wider range of options. Below are two examples of our daily lunch menu:

Day one example

  • Soup: Soup of the day
  • Baguettes: Goats cheese, tomato and basil or bacon, lettuce and tomato
  • Special sandwich: Salami, olive and lettuce
  • Basic sandwiches: Cheese sandwich, Ham sandwich or Egg mayonnaise sandwich
  • Salad: Smoked mackerel or chorizo, cous cous and lemon.
  • Hot choice: Pizza selection
  • Jacket potato: Cheese, coleslaw and/or beans.
  • Dessert: Yoghurt pots or black cherry fool
  • Fruit: Fruit platter
  • Tray bake: Millionaire’s shortbread

Day two example

  • Soup: Soup of the day
  • Baguettes: Coronation chicken or seared steak and onion.
  • Special sandwich: Chargrilled chicken and chilli mayo with lettuce
  • Basic sandwiches: Cheese sandwich, Ham sandwich or Egg mayonnaise sandwich
  • Salad: Asparagus, avocado and quinoa or smoked fish.
  • Hot choice: Seared lamb burger with watercress salad & brioche bun.
  • Jacket potato: Cheese, coleslaw and/or beans.
  • Dessert: Yoghurt pots or lemon pot topped with meringue.
  • Fruit: Fruit platter
  • Tray bake: Cream slice.

Evening meals

Evening meals are available in Kirby’s Dining Hall, Batim House and in Hope House. They are all produced to the same high quality. It is not institutional mass catering, but expertly provided food from fresh and healthy ingredients.

Below are two daily example of evening meals served at Kirby’s Dining Hall:

Day one example

  • Main course: Pork or chicken stir fry.
  • Vegetarian main course: Vegetable stir fry.
  • Side dishes: Egg noodles, fried green beans with black bean sauce, wilted pak choi with garlic and ginger & sweet chilli sauce.
  • Salad bar: Green salad.
  • Hot dessert: Banana fritters served with butterscotch sauce.
  • Cold dessert: Lemon syllabub.
  • Fruit: Fruit platter.
  • Night snack: Jam scones.

Day two example

  • Main course: Lamb hot pot.
  • Vegetarian main course: Tomato, feta cheese and basil pasta.
  • Side dishes: Creamed potatoes, broccoli and carrots.
  • Salad bar: Green salad.
  • Hot dessert: Steamed jam sponge and custard.
  • Cold dessert: Banoffee pie.
  • Fruit: Fruit platter.
  • Night snack: White chocolate and raspberry muffin.

Contact us

 

Call on: +44 (0) 1223 707943

Email us at: admissions@ccss.co.uk

Write to us at:
1 Salisbury Villas
Station Road
Cambridge
CB1 2JF
United Kingdom

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