We take our food very seriously here at Calvert Lakes. We pride ourselves that we freshly make or prepare all meals in our open-plan kitchen by our very own chefs.

We take our food very seriously here at the Calvert Trust. We pride ourselves that we make and prepare all meals in our open-plan kitchen on site and where possible using local ingredients. The kitchen is at the top end of the dining room so you can see our chefs at work throughout the day! Our chefs are fully trained and take pride in providing guests with the best possible food.

A typical day…

A wholesome breakfast is served by our chefs and is a great way to start your day of activities. We provide tea and coffee, fruit juice and a range of cereals. A full English breakfast with toast is served with vegetarian options available.

Served from the counter, lunch includes a range of sandwiches, on white or brown rolls (for example cheese, turkey, sausage, tuna mayo, egg mayo or ham), a piece of fruit, a slice of cake and a bag of crisps.

Evening Meal:
The counter-service evening meal is a set three-course affair, with a choice of starters, main courses and desserts. The menu is changed daily. Every day the evening meal menu is displayed on the board in the dining room.

Tea and coffee are available for free throughout the day.

We aim to make sure our food is:

– healthy and balanced
– tasty
– freshly made and prepared
– varied
– plentiful

This is what a few of our guests say...

"The food was amazing!”

"The kitchen staff have been excellent"

"The students keep going on about how wonderful the food is.”

"The kitchen staff are amazing, absolutely amazing!"

"The food is fab, and very accommodating for our vegan member of staff – she is exceptionally impressed!”


Dietary requirements, food intolerances and allergies

We can provide gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian options, however we need to be advised of this prior to your visit. Please note however, due to supply restrictions, we are unable to provide kosher options, but will do our best to accommodate any other requirements. We can source some Halal ingredients if notified in advance however our kitchen is not certified by the Halal Authority.

We can serve dishes diced or pureed if required, again please let us know before your visit.

If you have any other specific requirements, please speak to us before your visit, as we always try and accommodate all reasonable requests. If you would like to bring your own specific food products for a very particular diet, please let us know as we may be able to store or prepare these as required, but we will need to confirm this first with our kitchen staff.

Please ensure that we have received your dietary requirements (a page on the Medical Form) at least 2 weeks before your visit so that we can do our best to accommodate your requirements.


Have a look at a sample evening meal menu...

Pea and Broccoli soup (GF, DF, V)
Selection of salads (Various)

Main Course:
Chilli con carne (GF, DF)
Vegetarian Curry (GF, DF, V)
Toad in the hole
Served with: mini roast potatoes, swede and broccoli (all GF, DF, V)

Sticky Toffee Pudding
Fruit Platter


Meet the chefs

Our head chef Gaz has worked in kitchens for years. He used to prepare food for the armed forces so you all need to be on your best behavior!

Helping out Gaz you will also meet Abi, Dave and Tony.


What time do we eat?

8:00am - 9:00am
Cereals and toast, tea & coffee followed by cooked breakfast at around 8:30am

12:00pm - 2:00pm
Help yourselves to a roll, crisps, a piece of fruit and cake.

Evening Meal:
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Starters, followed by main course then dessert.