Catering

Eating together is central to College life at Magdalen. The kitchen staff are keen to cook food, as far as possible, to meet all students’ dietary needs. In addition to meat and fish options, there is always a cooked vegetarian option available at breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the day, the Old Kitchen Bar also serves a wide range of snacks so that students can choose whatever baguettes, salads, soup, jacket potatoes or cakes appeal. Information about the allergen content of prepared food is made available in advance. College is also able to provide meals for students who require vegan, allergen-free, kosher or halal food at formal hall – please just let the chefs know your needs in advance by emailing kitchen@magd.ox.ac.uk

Most students eat in Hall or the Old Kitchen Snack Bar once or twice a day, and cook the other meal or meals for themselves. Between £9 and £10 per day for three College meals is average, thus the cost of meals only for a 59-night term would be approximately £530; around £600 including the fixed charge. There are also kitchen facilities throughout College accommodation.

There is a termly fixed charge for catering. The 2017-18 rate for students living in College accommodation is £66.95 per term. The 2017-18 rate for students not living in College accommodation is £33.40 per term.

Meal Booking

To attend Formal Hall Members of the College should use the online meal booking system

  • Iwona-Horbaczewska

    Iwona Horbaczewska

    Food & Beverage Supervisor

    E-mail: buttery@magd.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: 01865 276018

    I supervise the Catering Services in the Buttery, OKB and SCR.

  • Salar-Kashani

    Salar Kashani

    Food & Beverage Services Manager

    E-mail: buttery@magd.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: 01865 276018

    I manage the Catering Services in the Buttery and OKB.

  • Dave-Murden

    Dave Murden

    Deputy Head Chef

    E-mail: kitchen@magd.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: 01865 276032

    I deputise for the Head Chef, managing the kitchen and food production for the SCR, Buttery, OKB, College & Commercial Events.

  • Terry-Newport

    Terry Newport

    Butler

    E-mail: terry.newport@magd.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: 01865 276053

    I  manage the SCR Services and Wine Cellar.

  • Denise-Todd

    Denise Todd

    Catering Administrator

    E-mail: catering@magd.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: 01865 276049

    I am a supporting role to the Catering Management Team for all the department administration, processes and procedures.

  • Robert-Walker

    Robert Walker

    Head Chef

    E-mail: kitchen@magd.ox.ac.uk

    Tel: 01865 276032

    I manage the kitchen and food production for the SCR, Buttery, OKB, College & Commercial Events.