Catering - Food & More

Food & More is Oxfordshire’s leading provider of contract catering and support to the education sector preparing around 1400 freshly cooked, nutritious meals for Oxfordshire school  children each day.

Food & More is committed to helping to develop great eating habits in young people by providing nutritious, tasty and exciting dishes created by a dedicated development team freshly prepared by the onsite catering staff.

It is proven that eating well has a significant impact on pupils daily lives and at Food & More, we recognise that we have responsibility to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of all pupils who eat with us each day.

What can Food & More do for your school?

If you entrust your school meals provision to Food & More, you benefit from the peace of mind which comes from knowing that the Food & More menus which change three times a year, conform to the latest government guidelines and industry Best Practise.

We use fresh seasonal produce sourced wherever possible from local Oxfordshire suppliers.

We support health lifestyles by:

  • Baking rather than frying
  • Keeping down the salt, sugar and fat content of all our meals
  • Promoting lean meat and poultry, fresh fruit and vegetables

All Food & More staff undergo DBS checks and are fully trained in health and food safety.

Food & More provides a comprehensive catering management service allowing the school senior team to focus on delivering successful and memorable learning experiences for all pupils.

Academies need to sign up directly with Carillion. If you are an academy and wish to find out more about the service and for a bespoke price for your school, please contact Astley Shields on 07774870008

Engaging with Schools and Pupils

Food & More believes that it is essential that the catering service is seen as an integrated part of school life and that each school has a service which is tailored to its specific needs. That’s why the catering team will actively encourage pupils to choose a healthy meal and listen to any comments about the food from the pupils. The catering teams will also offer help and support to schools with initiatives such as cooking clubs and growing clubs where the produce grown in schools is cooked and served as part of the school  meal.

Further pupil feedback is also sought with the use of comment cards specifically designed for primary schools, this feedback is used to help with the development of future menus.

Members of the Food & More management team will attend parents events, school council and governors meetings to be available to answer any questions regarding the meals at the school and our Development Chef is happy to run Healthy Eating, Funky Fruit and cookery workshops as part of our offer.

Food & More has developed new eye-catching logo featuring fan fruit and vegetable characters to appeal to primary age children and encourage them to take advantage of the school meals service.

Value for Money

Maintained schools can contract through Education Support Services in order to have Food & More provide their school meals catering, this will give the additional advantage of knowing that any kitchen equipment repairs and maintenance will be undertaken at no additional cost to the school.

Academy schools can contract direct with Carillion, and be offered a choice of pricing options based on individual school needs, meal uptake, length of agreement, management fee and meal price.

Pricing

Prices are available on application.

Contact

Celia Wilkins
Telephone: 01865 780331
Celia.Wilkins@carillionplc.com

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