Now more than ever, catering teams from the education sector are being placed under increased pressure.
Stricter budgets and in many cases a reduced workforce has compounded the requirement to meet stricter nutritional standards to consistently provide healthier and tastier meals for students.
It was only in 2019 as part of the response to the Childhood Obesity Plan that the UK Government proposed a Healthy Schools Rating Scheme (HSRS). Its purpose was to evaluate how schools are supporting children to keep themselves healthy.
At the time, the response from parents was almost unanimously positive, with over 97% of the parents surveyed in favour of such a scheme.
Add to this the changing eating habits as the younger generations adopt vegan and vegetarian diets and the need to cater for a host of allergens, now, more than ever, educators are having to up their food game to raise the standards of the meals they provide.
And, all of this must be done within budget and without compromising on product quality!
Some of you may already be required to meet the School Food Standards to ensure that the children in your care have healthy, balanced diets.
Either way, you are better placed to meet these demands when you work with the right food partner.
Our experience in this sector stretches back many years as we have been working with independent and group customers across Primary, Secondary and Higher education from the very start.
We appreciate the pressures you are under when catering for young people to provide healthy, nutritious and tasty meals. And, all of this set against the backdrop of the changing eating habits of the younger generations as many opt for a vegan or vegetarian diet.
We source the best local produce where possible and from producers across the UK. We also source from specialist producers from around the world where the product is specialist or superior from its place of origin.
We also fully understand the pressure to meet stricter budgets – so you can count on us for fixed pricing, allowing you to work with a consistent menu plan for your students.
If you are looking for a competent, reliable and forward-thinking wholesaler, one that understands your needs and one that can help you meet your objectives, we’re just one call away.
We cover four counties from our base in Cricklade, including Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire.