Canadian International School of Guangzhou has always regarded students’ safety as our top priority. Taking into account the importance of food safety, the school has been strictly regulating the hygiene standards of the cafeteria and kitchen. The ingredients used in the kitchen are freshly supplied by Metro everyday, and we are committed to providing healthy and nutritious meals for all teachers and students at CIS.
- CIS cafeteria and kitchen is operated by the school itself;
- The school has an additional subsidy for the operation of the restaurant, not for profit;
- All the ingredients used are freshly supplied by Metro everyday;
- All the students, teachers and staff have the same dishes;
- There are safety working groups consisting of school leaders, school clinics, general affairs offices and restaurant chefs;
- The school’s daily food is kept for 48 hours to keep samples for future reference.
On last Wednseday, CIS specially invited parents from the PAC (Parent Advisory Council) as representatives to visit CIS kitchen and cafeteria to let them better understand the students’ dining situation.
Mrs. Ivy, School Kitchen Manager, first introduce the school kitchen management standard and working procedures to the parents representatives. As per government’s requirement and in view of students’ health, everyone enter the school kitchen area should have health certificate, so representatives from PAC cannot enter the school kitchen area. Instead, they watched the CCTV of our school kitchen and raised questions about what they observed on the screen. After that, we showed parents outside the kitchen area to have a closer look of our kitchen staff’s work through the window.
As noon approached, parents arrived at the school cafeteria and obersved how we serve food for our students. Then parents had lunch with students together to have a full dining experience at CIS, and all parents deemed highly of our kitchen service.
The visit not only solved the parents’ confusions about school food, but also allowed the school to collect more valuable opinions from parents on school diet, so that our students can eat happier and at ease.