Through collaboration with the St. Augustine Prep community’s skills, knowledge, and creativity, the department of dining services strives to be on the leading edge of excellence in the foodservice industry. It anticipates all students’ dietary needs and works hard to ensure their satisfaction.
To provide exceptional food, service, and value to the Prep’s students, faculty/staff, and guests. We will support St. Augustine Prep by cultivating an environment that fosters its core value of “setting hearts on fire with a passionate search for Truth, Unity, and Love.”
- Sanitation and cleanliness
- Friendly, courteous service
- Positive customer experience
- Teamwork that meets the Augustinian tradition of hospitality
COVID-19 Protocols and Procedures
St, Augustine Preparatory School Dining Services has resumed service to the Prep Community via communication with the State of New Jersey, the Prep Leadership Team, NJAIS, and the Atlantic County Board of Health. In addition, the CDC and the NJ DOE “The Road Back” Guidelines have been a template for the reopening of Consalo Dining Hall. The Dining Services Team continues its dedication to ensuring state-of-the-art cleanliness and preventing virus transmission. They will continue to be in constant communication with the Atlantic County Board of Health during this ever-changing process.
Additional modifications include the following:
Daily temperature checks will be taken for all Dining Services employees.
All employees will wear proper PPE (masks and nitrile gloves) while in the kitchen and practice enhanced sanitation procedures.
Staff will wash hands frequently. This has always been a part of the production standards of the Prep Dining Services Staff. They are instructed to wash their hands between tasks, after taking breaks, and between the changing of gloves as required by Health Code. Culinary staff is always instructed to wear disposable nitrile gloves anytime they are producing a product that is ready to eat for the customer – PPE will also be used when serving all students, faculty, and staff.
The monthly menu along with the daily main entree will be posted on hermits.com/dining-services/ as usual. Lunches will have fewer options items; signature items will still be served. Salads and cold/hot sandwiches will be available along with the main entree.
Allergen meals will be available.
Students will wear a mask and practice social distancing before entering the Dining Hall.
Signage instructing social distancing practices will be placed throughout the Dining Hall.
There will be 2 extended lunch periods to allow for the flow of traffic.
Students will be eating lunch in one of the following locations: Dining Hall, Rodio Gym, Spina Gym, the Loggia, outdoor canopy tents.
Register areas and concession stands will be retrofitted with plexiglass barriers.
Students, faculty and staff will be required to maintain social distancing in the Dining Hall.
Social distancing signage and hand sanitizer will be located throughout the Dining Hall.
Students will go through the normal procedure of standing a line, then head to assigned areas.
Three Students will be seated to a table; all tables will have additional signage requiring health and distancing procedures.
All food will be boxed in clear “Grab-and-Go” containers. There will be no self-serving food stations and all products will be packaged. Those items include pizza, cookies, fruit, etc.
The Dining Service Staff will diligently clean all required touchpoints before, after, and during service using disinfectant/detergent/sanitizer.
No Cash Sales – all students are required to have money on their lunch accounts. You may manage your son’s lunch account at PaySchoolsCentral.com by using a debit/credit card.
Money may be added to the lunch account by sending in cash or check (made payable to St. Augustine Prep) with your son after you have registered for an account on PaySchoolsCentral.com. You may also use the site to track your son’s lunch account balance.
Mr. Vinnie Berti ’95, Director of Dining Services, is in regular contact with the Atlantic County Board of Health. Please contact Mr. Berti, (Mr.Berti@hermits.com) if you have questions regarding services in the Dining Hall.
Again, please note that there are NO CASH SALES. You can manage your son’s lunch account on payschoolscentral.com – a program that allows you to track your son’s lunch account and make online deposits towards it.
If you have any questions relating to the Pay Schools Central Program, student lunch accounts, or food allergens, please contact:
- Director of Dining Services- Vinnie Berti ext. 135 or Mr.Berti@Hermits.com
- Assistant Director of Dining Services – Paul Barr ext. 157 or Mr.Barr@Hermits.com
Our famous Prep Pizza with choice of favorite toppings is available daily! Our “Healthy Selections” offered daily include: turkey on whole wheat, tuna salad, chicken caesar salad, assorted nonfat yogurts, fresh fruit (apples & bananas), and low fat milk.