Cumberland boasts one of the most responsive and innovative kitchen teams at Otago.
Award winning Head Chef
The Cumberland Kitchen team is headed by Kevin Strange, who has won numerous awards for his culinary abilities, including the Inaugural Residential College Chef of the Year competition!
It is from such an excellent foundation that we can boast the high standard of meals here at Cumberland.
Kevin doesn't have a team of cooks - he has a team of first class chefs to make your food!
Nutritious, healthy, filling and tasty food every day
Kevin and the team spend a huge amount of effort and time making the food at Cumberland what you want it - nutritious, healthy, filling - and most of all - TASTY!
They're always keen to hear from you about the food and try out new things.
In the mornings you'll find continental style breakfasts to kick start your day.
Here you'll find a great selection of food including a range of salads and other healthy foods and options to make your own toasted sandwiches.
Packed lunches can be made at breakfast time (Monday - Friday) for those who won't be here over lunchtime.
In the evenings there are multiple meat options, vegetarian and a range of veges and salads.
Breads, fruits, tea, salads, coffee and hot chocolate are available with each meal and a dessert to tempt the sweet palate is served most evenings with dinner.
Got a late lecture or a sports practice? Late meals are available upon request.
Special dietary requirements
Got a particular dietary requirement? Vegetarian and Halal food is always available and Kevin's team are able to cater for most dietary requirements by prior arrangement (gluten free, dairy free etc). Feel free to contact us and talk more about your needs.
As part of the social programme at Cumberland we have a number of Formal and "Theme" dinners throughout the year that are awesome fun.