Tag Archives : school meals


2016 South West School chef of the year winner

Four chefs have battled it out in a cook-off to be crowned a South West School Chef of the Year. This is the second year in a row that CATERed and Plymouth’s own Sharon Cundell, from St Edward’s Church of England Primary Academy in Eggbuckland has claimed the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA), […]


Plymouth schools join in National Roast dinner day

Thousands of Plymouth children will be tucking into a hearty roast dinner today as schools across the country celebrate national roast dinner day. National Roast Dinner Day is all about celebrating fantastic school catering staff as well as celebrating how far we’ve come in improving school meals across the country This year’s National Roast Dinner […]


Job swap for National School Meals week

CATERed – Plymouth’s school meal provider – has organised a job swap between one of its kitchen managers and a top local chef as part of National School Meals Week. On Monday 2 November Bridget Pook, Catering Manager from Stoke Damerel Primary School was joined by two pupils from Mayflower Academy to help out at family […]


Plymouth’s new co-operative education catering service launched

A new co-operative set up to serve almost 2.5 million meals to Plymouth school children each year is believed to be one of the first in the UK. The newly formed local authority trading co-operative company called CATERed is 49 per cent owned by schools and 51 per cent by the council. It brings together […]


Summer sports and kitchen for children

Children in Plymouth tried out some sporting activities and tucked into free lunches as part of a pilot to open school kitchens during the summer holidays to help reduce the impact of Government cuts on hard-pressed families. For three weeks of the summer holidays two sporting sessions and lunch sittings took place every day at […]


Another award in school meals team cupboard

The team preparing school meals in Plymouth is once again receiving national recognition after being crowned with another prestigious award last week. Plymouth City Council’s Education Catering Service was shortlisted in two categories at the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) annual awards held in Birmingham earlier this month. The team scooped the Nan […]


School meals nom nom nominated for another award

School meals in Plymouth are making headlines again for all the right reasons after being shortlisted for another prestigious national award. Plymouth City Council’s Education Catering Service has been chosen as one of the nine finalists for the Best Council Service Team of the Year at the highly regarded MJ Achievement Awards 2014. Brad Pearce, […]


Plymouth school meals shortlisted for another award

Staff serving up millions of school meals to children in Plymouth have been shortlisted for another national award for their team work, plus the service’s locally sourced, quality ingredients and seasonal menus. Plymouth City Council’s Education Catering Service has been chosen as one of five finalists for the Cost Sector Team of the Year at […]