Welcome to Sparty’s!

Gaston Day School’s new dining community experience takes “school lunch” beyond the cafeteria.

Enjoy high-quality, unique, and ethnically authentic lunches from Chef Dave. Sparty’s combines fresh, seasonal ingredients, regional produce, and creative seasonings for bold, spirited flavors that nourish and inspire you. And then we deliver them right to your desk.
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Go to the online menu, and place your orders for upcoming meals in advance, with easy-to-use forms, and simple instructions. Meals are delivered directly to students .
For Lower School Students, you’ll find one “hot lunch” option (with the ability to substitute the main entree for a sandwich) for $5.25 per meal. Once you get to Middle School, and Upper School, the choices expand to three! Besides the “hot lunch option,” you’ll find weekly rotating entree salads—including a Salad of the Month, and a “Chef’s Choice” for $6.25 per meal. Lunch menus rotate loosely on a six-week rotation. If you forget your lunch at home or forget to order lunch, have no fear! Chef Dave and his team have an “Emergency Lunch” option that your teacher can fill out.

What’s New?

» During the start of the 2020/2021 school year, everything will be packaged in To Go boxes… but fear not, we’re not going to be doing “regular” school lunch! 
» GDS will not offer meal plans this year. All accounts will be treated as a declining balance account. You can make payments on your child’s account through the business office or by using MyPaymentsPlus online. To set up a MyPaymentsPlus account, go to mypaymentsplus.com, add your child onto the account, and add funds. Please note, MyPaymentsPlus charges 4.75% to do this.
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Chef Dave 

Chef Dave believes in bringing people together through food. Born and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania, he attended Penn State University and graduated with a BS in Social & Behavioral Sciences and a BS in Political Science. In 2006, he moved to Charlotte and discovered a passion for cooking. In 2011, he added a degree in Culinary Arts from Central Piedmont Community College to his growing resume and began to cultivate his signature approach to cooking that combines cultural creativity, history, vision, and comfort.
Chef Dave has worked at various places in the Charlotte area, including Asbury Park Grove and All-Star Cafe, as well as his own private chef and catering business. He brought this experience to Gaston Day and turns the ordinary into the extraordinary on a daily basis.
Chef Dave shares his life with his wife Alicia and their three children, David, Jackson, and Zoe. He enjoys baseball (especially the Pittsburgh Pirates), playing golf, drinking coffee, traveling, and exploring new food on every trip he takes.
Feel free to reach out to Chef Dave: dreed@gastonday.org

We’re now on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Be sure to follow, like, friend, and retweet us! Also, look for a monthly newsletter from Chef Dave! It will feature new menu items, monthly focus features, recipes, cooking tips, and more!

Next Steps

Get to Know Us.

Let us know you’re interested and we’ll send you everything you need to get  started.

I’m Interested.

Schedule a Tour.

See the full campus, visit the classrooms, and meet the exceptional faculty and staff.

Show Me Around.

Apply for Admission.

Ready to enroll? Begin the admission process by submitting an online application form.

Let’s Do It.