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” We encourage new food experiences and come together to accompany children as they learn, bite by bite, about healthy and environmentally friendly food through the magic of the 5 senses by the talents of our teams. “
Our school restaurants are run by teams who enjoy introducing youngsters to the pleasure of good food, and who know how to transform an everyday canteen into a dynamic restaurant where’s students want to eat — and it’s a well-known fact that we all think more clearly after a good meal!
Your school’s restaurant is at the crossroads of nutrition, health, and learning. To meet the expectations of students and their parents, we take into account new consumer habits, limit food waste, and promote local culinary traditions.
students served every day in French-speaking Switzerland
” We are in an international school involving 51 different nationalities. Diversity and ethnic cuisine are our main priorities. The expectations of our children are high, and we work with quality local products, in order to guarantee irreproachable freshness and to serve balanced, seasonal, and local dishes.
Our teams are recruited specifically for school environments, taking into account a major criterion: the desire to work with children, adolescents, and young adults. We adapt the menus to the age of the guests, and we value balanced and creative cuisine that is respectful of ethical and sustainable principles. We take our educational role with young people to heart. “
The mission of our school restaurants? To provide both good and beautiful food in well-balanced dishes! Our research and experience have enabled us to pinpoint the particular challenges of cooking for young people: enhancing taste, taking into account nutritional balance, encouraging good eating habits, and promoting good health.
The management of waste and leftovers is also at the heart of our concerns, in order to reduce the environmental impact of our activity and to avoid food waste. This is why we constantly optimize consumption forecasts according to the number of children and their age, but also according to their tastes.
In the vast majority of our restaurants, meals are prepared on site. Our teams work in professional kitchens designed by our specialists to meet the specific needs of each school.
For schools without on-site kitchens, we also offer a hot and cold delivery service. In line with our commitment to the environment, we offer an optimized delivery service to reduce the carbon footprint of our business.
We are dedicated
Our teams are recruited specifically for school environments, taking into account a major criterion: the desire to work with children, adolescents, and young adults. We adapt the menus to the age of the guests, and we value balanced and creative cuisine that is respectful of ethical and sustainable principles. We take our educational role with young people to heart.
Why choose Novae?
- Insight from experts in food and in nutrition education
- 91% of the meals served are “homemade”
- The autonomy of a restaurant that looks like you and suits you
- Management that demands quality and your satisfaction
- Services that respect an excellent quality/price ratio
We hear you
We see our relationship as a true partnership. Our teams remain by your side to understand your needs, and to discuss your expectations and those of your young guests and their parents.
“As Director of the International School of Lausanne, our collaboration with the Novae company over all these years has been a real success. Their high-quality catering service not only satisfies the nutritional needs of our students and staff, but also creates an exceptional culinary experience. The Novae manager and team demonstrate an unwavering commitment to our school, providing tailor-made solutions and ensuring that every meal is prepared with care. Thanks to their expertise and dedication, we’ve been able to offer a first-rate culinary experience to our educational community.“
Are you ready to offer your students an exceptional dining experience?
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Don't hesitate to ask what we can do for your cocktail parties, receptions, events, theme days, or any other specific needs.
Our app allows parents to view menus online and to learn more about our nutrition policy -- or to contact us via chat.
For your outings, we offer tasty picnics with limited packaging -- in keeping with our goal of zero waste.
Camps and vacation
If you wish, we can organize catering service for your camps and during vacation periods.
Activities and workshops
Since food can be fun... we offer culinary and nutritional activities, workshops with our chefs, visits to our agricultural partners, and the creation of "solidarity soup" (soup prepared and donated to associations for people in need.)
Our specialists will help you manage your technical projects, from concept to layout, including space design.