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Middle School students having lunch in Rectory's dining hall.

Nourishing Minds and Hearts:
The Rectory Dining Experience

At Rectory, we believe that the journey of education extends beyond the classroom, reaching into the heart of our campus—the George Groom Dining Hall. This warm and inviting space, named after our esteemed retired faculty member, stands as a symbol of community, connection, and the joy of wholesome dining.

A Culinary Tribute:

  • George Groom: The dining hall stands as a tribute to the ongoing dedication and warmth of our esteemed retired faculty member, George Groom. His continued contributions enrich the Rectory family with every meal.

  • John and Odessa Hunsucker Servery: Step into the servery, named after our cherished chefs, John and Odessa Hunsucker. Their culinary legacy continues as we craft delightful experiences that tantalize the taste buds.

Inviting Atmosphere:

  • With a seating capacity of 176, our dining hall transcends its role as a mere eating space. It's a communal hub where friendships are forged, and stories are shared. The welcoming ambiance creates a sense of belonging for every member of our Rectory family.

Culinary Delights:

  • Beyond the carefully prepared hot meals, our servery boasts a deli bar and a soup and salad bar. These additions ensure a diverse and satisfying dining experience, catering to various tastes and preferences.

Flik Dining Services:

  • Our dining services, provided by Flik Dining Services, are a testament to our commitment to student well-being. They prioritize healthy, nourishing meals and cater to special dietary needs, ensuring everyone feels valued and cared for.

Family-Style Boarding Dinners:

  • Imagine three days a week, boarding dinners served family-style, fostering unity and shared moments. Weekends transform into an open buffet, inviting everyone to savor a variety of culinary delights.

Culinary Harmony: Where Every Meal is a Celebration

Mealtime Experience:

  • Mealtime at Rectory is not just about food; it's a delightful affair that fosters a genuine sense of community. In our comfortable setting, students and faculty come together to forge connections and build lasting friendships.

  • Monthly Table Assignments: Diverse interactions are encouraged as students are assigned to different tables each month. Day students connect with boarders, younger students bond with older peers, and international students form meaningful relationships with their American counterparts.

  • Student Engagement: Ninth-grade students actively assist faculty members in heading tables, fostering responsibility and mentorship.

  • Rotational Roles: Students take turns being waiters, contributing to the communal atmosphere and learning important life skills such as teamwork and responsibility.

  • Manners and Community Building: Faculty members play a crucial role in shaping the dining experience. They teach manners, encourage polite conversation, and contribute to the overall sense of community and confidence among our students.

Chef Dave's Culinary Canvas:

  • Chef Dave, our culinary maestro, takes pride in crafting dishes that delight every palate. He actively encourages students to share their culinary suggestions and passions.

  • International Flavors: Responding to our diverse community, rice cookers are available every night, enriching our dining experience with global flavors.

Healthful Choices:

  • We prioritize the well-being of our students with a variety of healthful choices at every meal. Lunch, for instance, features an exceptional salad bar, homemade soup, an extensive sandwich bar, and a hot entrée. Vegetarian options are readily available upon request.

At Rectory, mealtime is a celebration of diversity, community, and shared moments. Join us at the table, where every bite is infused with warmth, and every interaction is an opportunity to build lasting connections.