Columbia International College is proudly partnered with world renowned Chartwells to provide students with delicious and nutritious meals needed to maintain a balanced diet.

Chartwells – A Leader in Food Service

Chartwells – the leading provider of integrated food and facilities management services in North America. – provides food and hospitality services to 50 million consumers in about 80 countries every day.

Highly valued by its clients, Chartwells provides meals that are unmatched in quality and diversity.

Across North America, Chartwells serves:

  • Fortune 500 Companies
  • Canadian and American Universities

Excellent Food Safety Record

Chartwells places great emphasis on food safety. Their food safety standards consistently meet and exceed local healthy authority’s requirements.

  • Weekly handling, preparation, and storage audits
  • Monthly Staff Training
  • Weekly, monthly, and yearly Food Safety inspections by the National Sanitation Foundation
  • The Chartwells Product Quality Assurance Department audits and certifies processes for food suppliers

Eat Smart! Certified

Columbia’s cafeterias and Chartwells are Eat Smart! certified by the Government of Ontario. In accordance with the requirements for this prestigious certification, we provide exceptional standards in:

  • Food safety
  • Smoke-free dining in compliance with the Ontario Smoke Free Act (2005)

Eat Smart! Certification ensures that students enjoy healthy eating and maintain a healthy lifestyle during their stay with us.

Award Winning Food Safety

  • Perfect score in Food Safety
  • Perfect score in Health and Safety measures
  • Winner of the double gold award for the past 5 years

Steven Khor – Certified Chef de Cuisine Executive Chef at Columbia International College

Chartwells’ on-site Executive Chef creates a large variety of food to meet the specific needs of our students.
Oversees all aspects of food productions

  • Recipe Development
  • Menu Creation
  • Cook Training

Chef Steven ensures menu rotations cater to different lifestyles and cultures. As such, over 80 different types of soups, main entrées and desserts originating from every continent are available in all cafeterias.

Luncheon Options at 3 Eateries on Campus


  • Soup
  • Western Food
  • Oriental Food
  • Fruit & Dessert
  • Salad Bar


  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Burgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Sushi
  • Soup
  • Salad Bar
  • Yogurt


  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Burgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Sushi

26 Meals a Week

26 Meals per Week
Meal Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:15am – 9:15am
One Serving
11:00am – 12:45pm
11:00am – 12:45pm
11:00am – 2:00pm
One Serving
5:00pm – 6:45pm
Night Snack
9:00pm – 10:00pm
One Serving

Fresh Ingredients

  • Served daily are a variety of healthy food options to ensure that students eat healthy and smart.
  • Vegetables: Fresh salad bar and an array of fresh vegetables, toppings and dressings
  • Fresh Fruits: Fresh, in season, fruits including apples, oranges, bananas, peaches and pears
  • Oils: Only pure trans-fat free oils are used
  • Whole Grains: Whole Grains, rice, oats and whole wheat are available
  • Eggs & Low-Fat Dairy: Eggs, milk, yogurt and cheese from local producers
  • Natural Sweeteners: Natural sugars such as raw honey and pure maple syrup
  • Spices and Seasoning: Spices and seasoning from different regions are used to create a variety of culturally specific dishes
  • 25 types of Vegetables
  • 15 types of Fruit
  • Rice & Pasta
  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Fish & Seafood

Designed for International Students

  • Residence cafeterias are open all year; students do not have to buy or prepare their own meals even during holidays or school breaks
  • Meals are paid for using Student ID Cards eliminating the need to carry cash
  • Vending machines are located in the school and in all residences

Save Time, Stay Relaxed

Cafeterias are located in all residences and in school, and are managed and operated by Chartwells staff. Our students enjoy:

  • Freshly prepared and delicious meals
  • Up to 4 meals daily (all dinners and brunches are served in all-you-care-to-eat style)
  • Healthy night snacks served in residence

Special Meals

  • Vegetarian students
  • Religious (halal, kosher etc.) or dietary needs
  • Sick Students


Healthy Choices

Meals are prepared using the healthiest cooking styles such as stir frying in high heat, baking, roasting and steaming.

  • Baked
  • Zero Trans Fat
  • MSG Free
  • Fresh (not frozen)