Part of International Schools Partnership (ISP)

About SwissCanonica

The English College Canteen, in partnership with SwissCanonica, presents healthy lunch and snack options that blend a diverse menu with an educational flair.

  • Healthy Emphasis: SwissCanonica prioritises nutritious meals for growing children, collaborating with nutritional specialists and experienced chefs.
  • Culinary Exploration: The canteen offers menus inspired by European cuisine and global flavours. Daily options encompass starters, main courses, and healthy desserts, providing a culinary journey for students and team members.
  • Educational Variety: To promote a diverse and healthy diet, two different menus are presented daily, showcasing numerous ways to incorporate meat, fish, poultry, and vegetarian options. Additionally, weekly country-specific menus add an extra layer of culinary education.
  • Quality Assurance: SwissCanonica’s Central Kitchen in Dubai oversees all operations in the UAE, guaranteeing the use of high-quality, local, and seasonal ingredients sourced from top suppliers in the region.

Meal Plan Options

Menu March, April

Option 1 – Termly Plans  

Lunch Option for FS AED1,040*
Lunch Option for Year 1 to 6 AED1,136*
Lunch Option for Year 7 to 13 AED1,224*

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

Option 2 – Monthly Plans

Lunch Option for FS AED240*
Lunch Option for Year 1 to 6 AED260*
Lunch Option for Year 7 to 13 AED280*


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

20 meal vouchers to be used during the whole calendar year. This is a great option for those children who bring both packed lunches from home but also wish to eat with us eventually. NEWS: We are now going green! No more physical vouchers will be handed over, and instead, your children will simply have to scan their cards in order to redeem their daily meals.

Option 4 – Grab-n-Go Counter

Top-up the account for your children to purchase at the canteen Grab n’ Go counter (healthy snacks, salads, sandwiches, freshly baked pastries, and drinks) or even our daily hot meals.

The first card will be free of charge. Top it up with a minimum of AED50. The replacement card will be charged at AED20. View the ‘Grab-n-Go’ Menu.

FLASH NEWS: Now we have a Grab & Go within Primary. View the ‘Grab-n-Go’ Menu  or Learn More 

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 [email protected]

Important information

-Subscriptions will open from the 15th to the 25th of every month; purchases after the deadline will be considered daily meals, and there will be no bundle discount rates.

-If you have more than one child, there is no need to recharge/top up the account more than once; they will all share the same family balance.

-Your spouse can also access your family account. To do this, log in on their phone using the same registered phone number.

-If your children are making purchases at Canteen Grab n’ Go, you can set spending limits, restrictions and more by going to your child’s page and tapping the settings icon.

-Student personal ID is required daily to redeem their daily meals or purchase from the Grab n’ Go

-Public holidays, school breaks, and special days have been calculated as per the school calendar, and the price reflects this.

-In case of absence, cancellations shall be requested with a minimum of 48 hours written notice, and the prorated amount will be credited back to the family account for the following applicable booking period/purchase (there will be no reimbursements).

-For cancellation requests, please use [email protected]. In-person or phone requests will not be considered. A 15-day written notice is required for cancellations in both Term and Monthly meal plans. If a student relocates to another school or leaves Dubai, the service provider will refund the remaining lunches to the initial credit card, given a 15-day written notice.