Meals & Self-catering
Ready, Steady, Cook
Eat with us
The Centre has a dining hall that can seat up to 100 people in one sitting and a kitchen equipped to cook for a maximum of 300 guests per meal. All groups staying with us can choose some or all of their meals to be catered by the Centre.
Meals are served in the Chalet dining hall, and you can eat with us regardless of your accommodation type. The meals are 'canteen' style, with a set main dish and a starter or a dessert.
From September to June, breakfast is served from 07:30 to 9:00, except Sundays, when it's from 08:30 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, for which you are expected to arrive on time.
Please be aware that once the mealtime has passed, the Dining Hall will be closed, and if you arrive after this time, no further service will be available. As described in the booking conditions, non-attendance of meals will result in the meal being charged in full on your bill.
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. Meal bookings often fill up months in advance. Groups of 10+ need to book meals at least 7 days in advance. Smaller groups can make an enquiry up to 48 hours before arrival but meals are not guaranteed at such short notice.
Cancellations of meals must be made 24 hours in advance.
The price list of our meals is stated further below, with an adult being from 17+ years old, a child from 6 to 16 and an infant from 0 to 5 years old.
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 for preparing your meals. Ordering food supplies like bread, dairy products, meat, fruits or vegetables, cereals, or drinks is possible no matter your accommodation type.
|Self-catering facilities||Capacity for catering|
|Old & New Chalet||Guest kitchens||4 kitchens for up to 20 people, one for up to 30 people|
|Kanderlodge||Kanderlodge kitchen||15 - 20 people|
|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|
Special diets & allergies
Our kitchen facilities are operated by volunteer staff, and we do our best to cater for guests with dietary requirements. If you have a severe allergy, we recommend cooking for yourself.
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, but we can offer no pork or vegetarian meals.
While we do our best to cater for 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 one of our KISC mountain huts, 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 cook 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.
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 the Booking section.
Groups of 10+ need to book meals no later than seven days in advance. Smaller groups can make an enquiry up to 48 hours before arrival.
If you are ordering food products, daily food orders (excluding milk, bread, etc.) need to be ordered a minimum of 72 hours before pick-up, while other products (e.g. 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.
KISC must be notified of meal and food product cancellations at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise your group will still be charged for them. The reasons for your cancellation will be taken into consideration.