About Swiss Canonica

SwissCanonica, forms part of the internationally renowned SwissCanonica Group, which has been an established food and beverage operation in Geneva Airport since 1948. The addition of the Dubai branch was launched in 2015.

“At SWISSCANONICA, we believe that healthy and nutritious food is vital for children while growing up, hence food quality is our key concern, and therefore we place so much emphasis on our ingredients. Our menus are developed in consultation with a nutritional specialist and a team of highly experienced chefs so that we can ensure balanced, healthy, and delicious meals daily. We work closely with some of the best suppliers in the UAE, which enables us to offer high quality, local and seasonal ingredients in all our meals.”

The SwissCanonica Head Chef and his team provide a European-inspired menu with a mix of dishes from around the world.  Every day, the team prepares two different menus, each with a starter, main course, and healthy dessert.  One menu is based around meat, fish, or poultry while the other one provides vegetarian options to help teach children (and adults) the many ways of adding more vegetables to their diet. At the end of each week, a country specific menu is offered.

SwissCanonica has a food production laboratory in Geneva and Zurich. The Central Kitchen in Dubai handles all operations within the UAE. In addition, SwissCanonica owns and operates its own chocolate laboratory and Swiss chocolate label ‘Canonica’, which is known for its artisan hand-crafted chocolate. Canonica chocolate can be found in Emirates’ First and Business Class, as well as at the famous Nobu Restaurant, The Palm.

The SwissCanonica June Menu July Menu

Meal Plan Options 

Option 1 – Termly Plans  


Lunch Option for FS AED1,094*
Lunch Option for Year 1 to 5 AED1,186*
Lunch Option for Year 6 to 13 AED1,277*

IMPORTANT NOTE: The lunch meals are being served from Monday to Thursday only. *Inclusive of VAT & 5% discount

Option 2 – Monthly Plans


May June/July
Lunch Option for FS

Daily meal cost AED24




Lunch Option for Year 1 to 5

Daily meal cost AED26




Lunch Option for Year 6 to 13

Daily meal cost AED28




IMPORTANT NOTE: To guarantee the availability of the Monthly Plan please ensure that orders are submitted, and the payment is made by the 25th of each month.  The lunch meals are being served from Monday to Thursday only. *Inclusive of VAT

Option 3 – Voucher Booklet

If you neither want hot lunch every day nor a long commitment, you can buy a Voucher Booklet with 20 meal vouchers instead.

Voucher Booklet – AED600* (1 meal voucher = AED30). *Inclusive of VAT

Option 4 – Grab-n-Go Counter

Sandwiches, salads, healthy snacks, drinks, and freshly baked pastries can be purchased by using our cashless system. Year 7 – Year 13 students only can request a Canteen Card and top it up with a minimum of AED50.

The first card will be free of charge, a replacement card will be charged at AED25. View the ‘Grab-n-Go’ Menu.

How To Order

To place an order for Termly Plans, Monthly Plans or Voucher Booklets, please install our mobile ordering application “Spare”. Kindly scan the QR code to get the application on both, Google Play and App Store.

The school canteen is cashless

  • Please scan the QR code or click here to download the app 






  • For the step-by-step guide on how to use the application, please follow the detailed description available here


Contact Us

If you have any questions or feedback regarding SwissCanonica catering at The English College, please email

School Dining Hall: Covid-19 Update

To ensure the health and safety of all students, SwissCanonica is compliant with and responsive to government protocols relating to Covid-19.