Riverside Military Academy Dining Services
Food is a critical part of successful student life at any educational institution, and Riverside Military Academy is committed to serving nutritious and appetizing meals to our cadets. Riverside partners with Flik Independent School Dining to provide freshly prepared, healthy food options.
A variety of menu selections, including a salad bar and seasonal fruit, is typically available at each meal. Flik on-site managers and chefs routinely conduct surveys of cadets to review the quality and popularity of menu selections.
A Nutrition Specialist is available to review menus and assist with any dietary concerns such as food allergies.
Flik Independent School Dining guidelines include the following:
- Prepare all meals from scratch
- Use only fresh, unprocessed meats in entrees and deli stations
- Feature mostly fresh vegetables (except frozen peas and corn, never canned)
- Use real potatoes for mashed potatoes, never powdered
- Feature fresh seasonal fruit and salads
- Cook homemade soups (never canned or frozen)
- Offer freshly-baked premium cookies
Meals are served in Riverside's oak-paneled dining hall, Alumni Hall, which is decorated with flags representing the diversity of our cadets' home states and countries. The commandant's office and parent volunteers often host company barbecues at the Riverside family park for cadets. Themed meals are planned regularly to showcase cultural celebrations and ethnic foods. The Corps of Cadets and faculty and staff also celebrate seasonal holidays together with special meals.
The Goomba Grill
The Goomba Grill, Riverside's cadet grill, serves a variety of snack foods including pizza, hamburgers, nachos, and ice cream.
Cadets have opportunities to unwind in the Goomba Grill with pocket billiards (pool), foosball, and ping pong. They may also hang out with friends while enjoying movies on the grill's flat screen television.