School Lunch Menu: Spring & Summer 2023
Pears Family School Lunches are provided by CATERLINK
ABOUT US: We are proud of our food heritage which demonstrates our commitment to traceability of the meals we serve. Our meat main meals are freshly prepared on site and made with Red Tractor/Farm Assured fresh meat whilst our suppliers are audited by an external body to ensure they comply with our high standards and statutory obligations. We have a huge respect for the produce we work with and are committed to driving forward new and innovative environmental schemes that will help protect those resources. We are currently the only company in our sector to have invested in a dedicated specialist responsible for developing environmental management schemes – for our business and those of our clients. Our team are focussed on delivering a first-class catering & hospitality service to our clients in the education sector. We understand your objectives and work with you to provide quality nutritious meals for your pupils/students, staff and visitors. We enjoy supporting the curriculum by our wide range of “Added Benefits” delivered by our team of enthusiastic craft trainers.
OUR MENU: At Caterlink our primary objective is to provide pupils, staff and visitors with a choice of homemade, nutritious and well-balanced meals. All our food is made fresh on-site using quality produce in line with both Food For Life Silver or Gold standards, and the School Food Standards. We have won a number of awards for using honest, local produce, including Compassion in World Farming ‘Good Egg Award’ and ‘Good Chicken Award’ for it’s commitment to source only free range RSPCA assured eggs. We use red tractor meat, MSC sustainably sourced fish products and a range of Fairtrade products. We will deliver a termly three week menu cycle, which will be developed alongside our local teams, development chefs and nutritionist with input from pupils and staff within the schools. We will offer a range of both meat and vegetarian options, as well as a daily salad bar, vegetables and a choice of two fresh breads baked on site. Freshly cut fruit and natural flavoured yoghurt will be available daily as an alternative to our homemade desserts. All our desserts are in line with lower sugar recommendations and all contain less than 6.5g of free sugars per portion. Menus will reflect the requirements and tastes of pupils and staff and will be continually monitored to ensure that menu choices encourage the highest levels of uptake.