The Canteen

The Canteen

A unique school canteen service

The LCS offers a canteen service from Monday to Friday. Chartwells. our meal service provider, is a specialist in this field and offers complete and varied meals, prepared and served on site: starter, hot meal, dessert, "à la française". Nutritious and balanced, the dishes are internationally inspired and include various fruits and vegetables, dairy products, starchy foods, meat or fish. Theme weeks are also organised throughout the year, to encourage the discovery of different flavours and cultures and to make this meal time more festive. In addition, from the 6th grade onwards, students have the opportunity to personalise their meals thanks to the salad and fruit bar provided. Chef David Shrestha favours organic ingredients or ingredients from the school's garden as much as possible: carrots, fresh herbs, onion peppers...

The menu is available to school families one week in advance on Pronote. For your information, please find below a typical week's menu.

Eco-responsible approach

The LCS is committed to a global eco-responsible approach, in which the school catering service is also part. This is reflected in the selection of raw materials, the selective sorting of waste, the choice of equipment (e. g. more economical dishwashers) and the disposal of disposable tableware, etc.

The Chefs

David Shrestha is the head and manager of the LCS canteen. David comes to Chartwells The French School from and extensive background in hospitality, from high street bustling cafes to high end banquet departments on country estates, he has encompassed a lot in his culinary journey and he now has his sights on driving the food excellence for our broad international community! Fernando Damasco joined the Compass Group and the LCS as a Chef last June after an experience as a baker and Chef in Brazil and then in Sydney. Both are very athletic!

Canteen schedule per class

All students have sit-down lunches, and per class, at different times:

  • Petite Section 11.00 am
  • Moyenne Section: 11.45
  • Grande Section: 12:30 pm
  • CP (Y1) and CE1 (Y2) : 11:30 am 
  • CE2 (Y3) and CM (Y4 and 5): 12h00
  • College (Y6 to Y9): 12:45 pm
  • Lycee (Y10 to Y12) : 11:50 a.m.

From Y6, students can place themselves where they want and use the outdoor tables. The meal time is supervised by the school life staff of the school, the youngest are helped by the school assistants. Teachers and administrative staff of the school can also benefit from this catering service, share facilities with students or have lunch in break rooms dedicated to staff.

Registration and invoicing

Families can choose a 3-day, 5-day meal package or opt for the occasional unit ticket system. (except in petite and moyenne sections where a 5-day canteen is mandatory). Single tickets are available for sale at the reception desk. Students who have not opted for the canteen service bring their own lunch, which can be eaten cold or in a thermo box, without charge. (meals cannot be reheated on site, except for students from the 6th grade onwards who have free access to microwave ovens)

The compulsory canteen fees for the petite and moyenne section are included in the tuition fees in the School fees policy but are invoiced separately. For details on the cost of the canteen service, we invite you to consult the tuition fees regulations for the current year.

Registration for the canteen service is made per semester on Eduka. In case of allergy or particular health problems, we invite you to provide the corresponding medical certificates on Eduka. Our school nurse will contact you to discuss and ensure an appropriate welcome.

Family discounts apply to the canteen for students opting for the 5-day package:

  • 10% for the 2nd child,
  • 19% for the third child,
  • 24% as of the 4th child.


A cafeteria is also open inside the school (parents' area on the elementary side) and offers drinks, pastries and snacks to the public from 8am to 9am and from 3pm to 4pm. as well as to secondary school students during the day break times.

>> This service is currently adapted to the current health situation and restrictions