Meal Options

While meals are not included in the price of BAA tuition, we do provide a delicious catered lunch option for an additional $15 per day. If this option is not selected, participants must bring their own non-perishable lunch at the beginning of each day. There is a cafe with limited options at Ripley Grier Studios, however, participants will not be permitted to leave to buy lunch outside of the studios, even if they are over the age of 18. There is always at least one option available for vegetarians, students who have common allergens (nuts, seafood, etc), and students who are intolerant to gluten and lactose. When there is an evening activity for all participants (i.e. Broadway Show night) pizza dinner is provided for everyone free of additional charge. Pizza is ordered from Dominos and many dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

PLEASE NOTE: While we do everything possible to accommodate a variety of dietary needs, students ordering the catered lunch must be able to monitor their own food for problematic ingredients and communicate with staff if they have questions or concerns about what is being offered. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee vegan or Kosher options. If your child is a particularly “picky eater”, it’s probably best to have them bring their lunch each day.

Below are three sample menus that will give you a good idea of what will be available to students who purchase the catered lunch. Please note that these are SAMPLE menus and that actual options may vary.

DAY ONE

  • “Build Your Own” Salad bar: Romaine or mixed greens, tomatoes, carrots, water chestnuts, baby corn, red bell peppers, mandarin orange slices, crispy noodles and a choice of salad dressings
  • Selection of cold sandwiches and wraps (ham, turkey, roast beef, chicken salad, roasted vegetable, etc.)
  • Penne pasta with tomato sauce and fresh basil; shaved Pecorino cheese on the side
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Assorted cookies and pastries (Students with nut allergies should NOT eat the desert items)
  • Lemonade

DAY TWO

  • “Build Your Own” Salad bar: Romaine or mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, chick peas, croutons, choice of shredded cheeses, choice of salad dressings
  • Selection of hot sandwiches and paninis (grilled steak, Cuban, chicken Parmigiano, tuna melt, roasted vegetable, etc.)
  • Whole wheat pasta with fresh vegetables, lightly tossed in olive oil
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Assorted cookies and pastries (Students with nut allergies should NOT eat the desert items)
  • Lemonade

DAY THREE

  • “Build Your Own” Salad bar:┬áRomaine or mixed greens, dried cranberries, grapes, granny smith apples, choice of crumbled cheeses, choice of salad dressings
  • Selection of hot foods (hamburgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, etc.)
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Fresh fruit salad
  • Assorted cookies and pastries (Students with nut allergies should NOT eat the desert items)
  • Lemonade