Since 2019 we have joined forces with Food for Thought (FFT) to support our existing in-school catering provision. FFT is a 'not for profit' school meals company that was set up by a group of local Headteachers, who wanted to provide healthy school meals at an affordable price.
All the meals are prepared from scratch in the kitchen, using, where possible, locally sourced, organic ingredients. In addition to main meals, students will be able to have beans on toast, Welsh Rarebit with crispy bacon bits and Mexican Quesadillas. We of course continue to offer the ever popular roast dinner and other firm favourites. It is important to create an offer, which gives an interesting and varied choice but which also provided the chance for all our customers to eat a balanced and healthy meal. We use and promote fresh fruit and vegetables, where possible procured locally. And also meet the criteria necessary for a Healthy School. We think we have something for everyone and students are very pleased with the choices on offer. All daily aspects of catering provision within the school will be met by the in house catering team.
We are also proud to be one of the first schools in England to sign up to the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), funded by the Department for Education and delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.All students will be able to choose from a range of breakfast cereals, bagels and porridge - and they can eat as much as they want!
On the third Thursday of each month we also open this offer up to parents/careers and siblings of Gateacre students so we can all have a great start to the day (without the panic of making breakfast for everyone, and the washing up!).
We will be reviewing the new weekly menus on an ongoing basis and will be taking feedback from students and feedback from parents and carers would be very welcome too.
We will endeavour to provide samples of our food at open evenings and parents evening so hopefully you will be able to test out our menus for yourselves.
We look forward to seeing you in our restaurant and hope that you will enjoy your eating experience.
If you have any questions regarding the catering provision at Gateacre please do not hesitate to contact the catering team at school.