Kings County Academy (KCA) is a pre-primary to grade 8 school located in Kentville, Nova Scotia, with an early French Immersion stream. KCA has a strong partnership with the municipal Parks and Recreation Department and a long history of a vibrant and dedicated Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The school has an enrollment of 630 students and 70 staff members, and KCA is in an agriculturally rich community. However, the community has a child poverty rate of 23.4%, with many families having inadequate access to healthy, affordable food.
Centrally located within the school, the KCA Cafeteria is a central feature inside the front lobby. This heavy traffic flow location allows students to enjoy the aroma of the delicious meal preparation.
The cafeteria includes:
- A service delivery window
- A salad bar
- A seating capacity of 222 students.
- A full-service kitchen including a stacked convection oven, a flattop oven (2 burners), two food prep areas, a service counter with steam table, a chest freezer, an upright freezer, a sliding door milk refrigerator, a two-door commercial refrigerator, a sandwich prep station/fridge, a microwave, a pantry/storage area, a high-temp dishwasher and a dishwashing station.
Given the large student population, the lunch service is divided into three separate lunch periods, with primary students receiving delivered box lunches to their classrooms.