Meals & Self-catering

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Eat with us

The Centre has a dining hall that can seat up to 120 people in one sitting, and a kitchen equipped to cook for a maximum of 300 guests per meal. All groups staying with us have the option to choose some or all of their meals catered by the Centre.

Meals are served in the Chalet dining hall, and you can eat with us regardless of your type of accommodation. The meals are “canteen” style, with a set main dish and a soup or a dessert. 

From September to June, breakfast is served from 7:30 to 9:00, except Sundays when it’s from 8:30 to 09:30. In July and August, breakfast is open from 07:00 to 09:00.

Lunch is served at 12:00 and dinner at 18:00 and we ask all of our guests to be on time for the meals they booked. During busy summer weeks, in July and August, a seating time might be assigned to your group, and you are expected to be on time for your meals.
                    
We operate on a "first come; first served" basis, so please request your catering as soon as possible after paying the prepayment to avoid disappointment. Groups of 25+ need to book meals no later than 7 days in advance, smaller groups a minimum of 24 hours before arrival. 

The price list of our meals is stated further below, adult being from 17+ years old, child from 6 to 16 and infant from 0 to 5 years old.

Self-catering

Are you bringing your food supplies with you to KISC or did you decide to buy products directly in Kandersteg?

We can help you with self-catering by providing Guest kitchens, campsite cooking equipment, and basic food supplies. Depending on the accommodation you choose, you have different options to prepare your meals. Ordering food supplies like bread, dairy products, meat, fruits or vegetables, cereals, drinks is possible no matter the accommodation type you stay in. 

  Self-catering facilities Capacity for catering
Old & New Chalet Guest kitchens 4 kitchen for up to 30 people, one for up to 50 people
Kanderlodge Kanderlodge kitchen 10 - 15
Sunneblick Sunneblick kitchen 50 - 60 people
Tower Tower kitchen 50 - 60 people
Campsite Cooking on site Cooking on fire or gas. Possibility to rent a cooking set.
KISC mountain huts (Ueschinen & Gfellalp Hut) Hut kitchen 30 people
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Special diets & allergies

Our kitchen facilities are operated by volunteer staff, and we do our best to cater for guests with dietary requirements.

We can cater for the most common dietary requirements such as Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten-, Lactose-, Dairy- and Nut-free diets. Guests with other special diets can specify their requirements when booking meals. Unfortunately, we are not able to cater Halal meals. While we do our best to cater to the different requirements, we prepare all the meals in the same kitchen, so we can not guarantee that the meals are 100% allergen free. If you have a severe allergy, we recommend cooking for yourself. All food allergies need to be booked at least 7 days in advance.

Meals at KISC Huts

Heading up to the Alps to spend a night in a KISC mountain hut - Ueschinen Hut or Gfellalp Hut? Once you have booked your programme, it is up to you to make sure the meals you book fit with your activities.

You are free to take your own food and ingredients and use the fully equipped kitchens in the huts. Alternatively, you can order a Hut Food Package. The package includes all the ingredients for a hot dinner and breakfast. Fresh ingredients will need to be collected from the Chalet before departing, and carried by your group. Please remember you need to provide dinner for the KISC Staff that opens the hut for you. If on a guided activity, this will be your guide for the duration of the activity. 

Meals & Self-catering

Booking & cancelling meals

Decided about your meals during your stay? After your booking has been confirmed, you can place a catering order through our online form in Booking section.

Groups sized 25 or more need to book their meals no later than 7 days in advance. If you are a smaller group, any meal requests needs to be placed at least 24 hours in advance.

If you are ordering food products, daily food orders (ex: milk, bread, etc.) need to be ordered a minimum of 72 hours before pick-up, while other products (ex: meats, cereals, dry goods, etc.) need to be ordered at least 8 days in advance, in order for us to guarantee availability on your desired pick-up date.

Meal and food products cancellations must be announced at least 24 hours in advance; otherwise, your group will still be charged for them. We will, of course, consider the reasons for your cancellation.

Catering Price list

Breakfast
Price adult 
CHF 7.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 7.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 3.50 / person

A buffet-style breakfast that includes a few different types of cereal, yoghurt, fruit, bread, meat and cheese, butter and jam. For a beverage, you can get either water, syrup, tea or coffee. Fruits are available as well.
Price adult 
CHF 7.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 7.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 3.50 / person

Packed Breakfast
Price adult 
CHF 10.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 10.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 10.00 / person

Perfect if you are leaving the Centre in the early morning or have an activity with an early start. Packed breakfast includes a freshly baked croissant, jam and hazelnut spread portions, a cheese piece, fruit, fruit yoghurt and an orange juice. Packed breakfast can be collected from 7:15 all year around, with the exception of July and August when you can collect it from 6:30 in the morning.
Price adult 
CHF 10.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 10.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 10.00 / person

Lunch
Price adult 
CHF 13.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 13.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 6.50 / person

A hot meal with a starter or dessert depending on the day's menu, and a small salad buffet. For a beverage, you can get either water, syrup, tea or coffee. Fruits are available as well.
Price adult 
CHF 13.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 13.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 6.50 / person

Packed Lunch
Price adult 
CHF 11.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 11.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 5.50 / person

A packed lunch is available for guests spending the day away from the Centre. Packed lunch includes up to 3 sandwiches with different fillings, such as cheese, ham, vegetables, and sauces together with a bag of crisps, a chocolate bar and fruit. Please, bring your own reusable lunch box to pack your lunch. If you order packed lunch for multiple consecutive days, these must be prepared during the breakfast time on the day you leave the Centre.
Price adult 
CHF 11.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 11.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 5.50 / person

Dinner
Price adult 
CHF 13.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 13.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 6.50 / person

A hot meal with a starter or dessert depending on the day's menu, and a small salad buffet. For a beverage, you can get either water, syrup, tea or coffee. Fruits are available as well. Dinner is served at 18:00. In July and August from 18:00 to 19:00 - a seating time might be assigned to your group, and you are expected to be on time for your meals.
Price adult 
CHF 13.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 13.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 6.50 / person

Cheese Fondue
Price adult 
CHF 15.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 15.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 7.50 / person

Fondue is a typical Swiss dish of melted cheese served in a communal pot over a portable stove heated with a gel burner, and eaten by dipping bread cubes into the cheese using long-stemmed forks. The cheese mixture is lactose-free and contains garlic. To have fondue for dinner, you need to be at least 4 people. This dish is only available from mid-September to mid-June.
Price adult 
CHF 15.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 15.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 7.50 / person

Hut Food Package
Price adult 
CHF 16.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 16.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 8.00 / person

Meals at KISC huts (Ueschinenhütte and Gfellalphütte) are cooked by groups. Our hut food packages include ingredients for a hot dinner and breakfast the following day. For dinner, the package includes a soup starter, spaghetti Bolognese and mousse or fruit cocktail for dessert. Breakfast includes bread, cheese, müesli, oats or choco cereal with milk. A hut food package does not include packed lunch. The fresh ingredients will need to be collected from the Chalet before departing and used together with dried foods which are stored at the hut.
Price adult 
CHF 16.00 / person
Price child 
CHF 16.00 / person
Price infant 
CHF 8.00 / person

Rental of guest kitchen

Guest Kitchens are available only for groups staying in the Chalet. Rental of guest kitchen cost CHF 10 per day. All the kitchens have basic cooking equipment such as cooking utensils, fridge, oven with four cooking hobs as well as glasses, plates, bowls and cutlery. The price also includes dishwashing liquid, kitchen cloths and tea towels. In summer there is a covered eating area in front of the kitchens. During Autumn, Winter and Spring, an indoor area for eating can be organised in the Chalet common rooms, in case the seating inside the kitchen does not fit your group.

Order of food products

We offer a wide range of food products which you can purchase directly from the Centre. We recommend that you place your orders prior to arrival, to ensure availability for your preferred pick-up date. Orders for daily products like milk, bread, fruits, etc. need to be placed by 10:00 in order to be available in 72 hours for a pick-up; meats, dry goods, etc. need to be ordered 8 days in advance. Your order will be ready for pick up from 07:30 onwards at the Dining hall Buffet.

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