Varied, balanced and tasteful meals !

The meal is an integral part of the school’s educational project.
This is an important time during which children develop their learning of taste and benefit from the nutritional intake necessary for their growth.

Each meal includes:

  1. A cold or hot start.
  2. A dish garnished with vegetables, feasts and meat.
  3. Cheese or yoghurt.
  4. Fruit or dessert.

The menus, prepared by a chef in elementary and a catering service in preschool and daycare, are varied, balanced and adapted to the nutritional needs and ages of children. All meals are prepared daily on site at the elementary school. Fruits and vegetables are selected seasonally whenever possible.

A particular inclination is brought to the hygiene. The supervisors ensure that children wash their hands before going to the table. A tooth brushing is also organized.

Preschool and elementary school canteen rates
school year 2018/2019

The rate is based on the child’s frequency in the canteen. The days are to be determined at the beginning of the school year.



“I have been working at Ecole Française de Bâle since 1998. Graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, I worked at the American Embassy in Paris where I managed more than 800 places. But if I’ve been working for children for almost 20 years, it’s because they are a real life force. If I get up “mismooned”, I just have to look at the fene of my kitchen to see my little mice. There’s always one or two that knock on my window and give me a big smile. Then I wonder what was wrong. Kids give me crazy energy. What I like is going to the lunchroom and talking to the kids. I like to explain to them the origin of the dishes: the polenta may have been a piece of cake before it was transformed!”

Kitchen head, Mr. Berkovits


“The meals served in the canteen are a tribute to the French culinary culture with traditional and tasty recipes that children love! My children often tell me about this time of conviviality between noon and two. The menus of the week are balanced and I am serene during the school week as I didn’t have to worry about picking up my children at school for lunch time. It’s a real feast and a real time saver.”

Parent Testimony