Food For Thought

A healthy mind starts with a healthy body.

At Pomfret, we believe nothing is more important than the food we put in our bodies, and we feel fortunate to live in a place where small-scale agriculture is still alive and well. Open seven days a week — for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — we offer a wide variety of hot entrees and vegetarian options that compliment a full salad bar, homemade soups, artisan pizzas, and hand-crafted desserts. So no matter what your taste, we offer great choices for every kind of eater.

A Taste For LOCAL

We source all of our milk from a local dairy farm. In addition, we make sure that all of our seafood is purchased according to Seafood Watch guidelines, our eggs come from certified cage-free chicken farms, and our poultry is purchased from farms that avoid the routine use of antibiotics. In addition, our very own Helios greenhouse supplies fresh vegetables (and even fish) during the school year.


In recent years, our dining hall has undergone extensive renovations. The centerpiece is a beautiful stone hearth and pizza oven that stretches from floor to ceiling. In addition, the servery was reconfigured and enlarged, new floors and millwork were added, and the main wall between the dining room and the common area was removed.

A Sustainable Message

Pomfret has recently embarked on a long-term commitment to reduce the amount of waste it produces. This year we installed “smart” water fountains in several buildings on campus, which calculate the exact number of plastic bottles saved every time a student or faculty member fills up with a re-usable bottle. The school has also limited the use of single-use plastic bags on campus, invested in compostable dinnerware and cutlery, and scheduled a recycling audit for the coming year.


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