24 Mar New school meals menu for summer!
Over the past year, we have been working closely with the super talented team at the school meals charity Chefs in Schools in order to improve our school meals. Chefs in Schools, whose patrons include the incredibly talented Prue Leith, Rosie Boycott and Yotam Ottolenghi, work really hard with local schools to ensure that they are using the very best in fresh produce to create some outstanding recipes which invite children to enter a new world of culinary experiences that they might not necessarily be exposed to in their everyday lives. During the past year we have had lots of really positive feedback about our menu changes; the children have said things like “I like trying new foods”, “I wouldn’t eat it at home but it was really tasty!”, “It’s a little bit fancy but I really liked the flavour”. But we’ve also come up against some more challenging factors which have included feedback such as “There’s just too much happening on my plate”, “The cake was lovely and soft but the beetroot was too bitter so it just ruins the flavour”.
Since returning to school on the 8th March, we have been working really closely with the catering team and the children to come up with a menu that not only incorporates the fresh food element of the Chefs in Schools drive but also meets the children’s desires to see their firm favourites back in business.
We have come up with a new menu that will see all of the principles of fresh cooking incorporated into the children’s favourite meals and we are really excited to share it with you all.
Please inform the school office if you would like your child to take school meals after the holidays to ensure that we can calculate numbers effectively.