Our dedicated in-house catering team provide freshly prepared meals which are varied, nutritious, well balanced and above all delicious. School menus rotate on a weekly basis and combine seasonal, fresh ingredients to produce healthy lunches.
Sharon Andrews has been The Gardener Schools Group Catering Manager since it was founded. She has qualifications in Nutrition and manages the catering for all school events ranging from parent/staff BBQ events to Canapé Receptions.
All of our schools have a 5 star Food Standard’s Agency Rating which is the highest possible level.
At mid-morning break, children enjoy a snack of wholemeal French bread, cheese and fruit. Drinking water is always available at break and lunch times, and additionally throughout the day with water fountains at various points around the school.
At lunch time, a delicious hot meal and dessert is served to the children at their tables, allowing them to fully enjoy the lunch time experience without having to queue.
We are proud that the majority of our food is sourced locally, including meat, fish, vegetables and dairy products which come from independent, local traders.
Every endeavour is made to ensure that individuals with special dietary requirements are met, just as they would be at home. Wherever possible we try not to change the menus for pupils with special dietary requirements but simply to adapt the weekly menu to meet their needs.
We are a nut free school. We have a number of children with a range of food allergies and this is one of the main reasons we do not allow children to bring in a packed lunch or any snacks from home. Our catering staff are alerted to food allergies at the start of every academic year and advise children about the contents of the meals being provided.
What is for lunch this week?
Menus are provided on the parents’ portal, allowing parents to discuss food choices with their child, guiding them towards foods which they might enjoy.
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