School Meals

 

 

Independent Catering is the FRESH FOOD caterer at your school offering varied menus using fresh

U.K. meats, fresh salads and vegetables every day from our local suppliers. A cashless payment system is operated reducing the problems of cash in the school and encouraging healthy eating.

Payment is made online using a debit or credit card.

This credit balance is debited each time a pupil purchases food items from the cafeteria at breakfast, mid morning break and lunch. A maximum daily spend limit of £5.00 is set (please email us

at [email protected], should you wish to have a different daily limit) however an average daily spend is estimated at £3.00 per day.

A main meal and dessert is £2.40.

A typical one week menu is illustrated below. All meals are made on site with fresh ingredients.

BREAKFAST

Yoghurts - cereals - hot breakfast rolls - fresh fruit - toast - hot & cold drinks

MORNING BREAK

Freshly made sandwiches & rolls - hot filled breakfast muffins and toasties hot filled panini breads - fresh fruit - hot & cold drinks

LUNCH MONDAY

British Beef Lasagne with Fresh Salad or Green Beans and Garlic Bread

Moroccan Style Vegetable Couscous Fresh Salad and Coleslaw Apple & Blackberry Pie with Custard

TUESDAY

Balsamic Beef Casserole with Kentish New Potatoes, Spring Greens & Sweetcorn Home Made Fisherman’s Pie with Fresh Vegetables

Vegetable Fajitas (Corn Tortilla and Cheese) with Fresh Salad and Garlic Bread Home Made Creamy Rice Pudding & Mixed Fruit Jam

WEDNESDAY

Roast British Gammon with Parsley Sauce, served with Roast Potatoes & Fresh Vegetables Creamy Spring Vegetable Pie with Roast Potatoes & Fresh Vegetables

Spotted Dick with Custard

THURSDAY

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice served with Fresh Salad & Prawn Crackers Cheese, Potato & Onion Dijon Bake served with Fresh Salad & Garlic Bread Plum Crumble & Custard

FRIDAY

Traditional Fish & Chips served with Fresh Salad & Garden Peas Home Made Margarita Pizza & Chips

Home Made Cheese Cake with Cream

In addition to the above, a freshly made selection of sandwiches, filled rolls and wraps, potted salads, self help salad bar, fruit salads, pasta/rice/noodle dishes of the day, filled hot panini breads, home made soup of the day, filled jacket potatoes, biscuits and cakes, plus hot and cold drinks are available daily.

 Are you entitled to free school meals? If you or your partner is getting one of the following: Income Support, Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, your child may be entitled to free school meals. Contact Revenues and Benefits for details.

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