(Phone:  828-670-5036)


Our cafeteria staff, under the leadership of Mrs. Kristy Laird, creates a friendly and warm environment and serves well-balanced and nourishing meals each day.  Candler School offers a free breakfast to all students each day.  Lunch prices are set each year by Buncombe County Board of Education.


All students will receive free lunch for the 2021-2022 school year.


            Paying Student:                Free Breakfast            Lunch:   Free

            Adult:                                                              Lunch:  $4.05


Students may purchase 1 extra item to supplement lunch.  Students must have money, as they cannot charge extras.


Please note that the Cafeteria is not set up to accept debit/credit cards.  When paying directly to the cafeteria, please pay with either cash or a check for supplemental snacks.


Students may pre-pay by the week, month or year.  You may log on to to review your child’s account and to pay on-line


Parents are invited to eat with their child in the cafeteria.  We do, however, ask that you not bring outside fast food (ex. McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, Bojangles, etc.).  Parents/visitors should either bring a lunch prepared at home or be prepared to purchase a school lunch with cash or a check.  The cafeteria is not equipped to accept debit/credit cards.  Anyone having lunch with a student should arrive at school in time to get a visitor’s pass in the office and report to the classroom five minutes before the scheduled lunch period.


In accordance with Candler Elementary Child Wellness policy, parents/guardians are asked not to send carbonated drinks with their student(s).

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