Welcome to KANDLE Dining Services.

How can we be part of your camp family?


Established in 1998, KANDLE Dining offers the camping world a professional company whose mission is to provide a partnership with camps who want their foodservice to offer a dining program that will enhance camper enrollment, staff recruitment/retention and financial discipline.

Kevin and Leslie Sanborn, the founders and principals of KANDLE Dining, will be actively involved in your dining program. From menu conception to on-site visitation throughout the year, Leslie and Kevin will be personally involved in the ongoing success of your program.

We know food plays an important role in many areas at camp. From pack-outs and remote cooking to food allergies and special diets, KANDLE Dining has the experience and staff support to create an environment of great food and camp friendly service.

Service to our camps does not end with the last summer session. Many of our clients have established camps and conferences throughout the year and are trying to build off season revenue that will also enhance their visibility in the camping world. Rest assured KANDLE Dining can offer a full range of menu options and staffing to satisfy all your customers’ requests.

KANDLE Dining understands the financial importance of an efficient kitchen. Because of our volume purchasing, you may see immediate savings. Our food production system offers cost controls through forecasting, proven recipes and employee training. Our staffing is built on teamwork and a positive approach to getting the job done. With weekly oversight in all cost areas, KANDLE can track expenses to budget and keep our clients informed throughout the camping season. There will be no end of summer financial surprises.

Our motto “Making food service one less thing to worry about” has served us well over the years. If you’re looking for a dining service where great food and smiling faces are the norm and the focus of your camp director is on camp programs and not foodservice, KANDLE Dining is right for you.