Resources for caterers

“Kids who understand the value of food now will buy better food in the future “Kids who understand the value of food now will buy better food in the future"
Resource: Case study
William White Meats Ltd is a London-based father and son business, which supplies meat to LEA caterers. Initially sceptical of Food for Lif...

Introducing organic items to the school menu
Resource: Case study
Sutton Catering Services runs a school meals service for the majority of primary schools in Sutton. A small team, passionate about their se...

Balancing the books and going for the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark Balancing the books and going for the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark
Resource: Case study
Havering and Thurrock Catering Services has achieved the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark by introducing organic items to its school menu...

National Award in Food Safety Qualification - Level One
Resource: PDF
The National Awarding Organisation HABC, the Food for Life Partnership and the Design and Technology Association (DATA) have worked togethe...

Construction projects - from the Food Growing Manual Construction projects - from the Food Growing Manual
Resource: PDFs Age: All Skills: Growing
Download construction projects from the Food for Life Partnership Food Growing Manual.

Catering for change – How to adapt catering practices to the Bronze criteria
Resource: Case study
Newland School for Girls is a secondary school situated in Hull, East Yorkshire, with 833 pupils on its roll. Catering Manager Chris Johnso...

Recipes from the cook's network
Resource: PDF
Favourite recipes from the Cook's Network.

Jeanette Orrey's top tips for tasty school meals
Resource: PDF
Top tips from Food for Life Partnership school meals advisor, author and school cook, Jeanette Orrey.

Meet Nottinghamshire County Council Caterer – the first caterer to serve all its schools a Silver menu
Resource: Case study Age: All
Nottinghamshire County Council Caterer was the first Local Authority caterer in the country to provide all its schools – primary and second...

St Wilfrid's keeps its catering in-house
Resource: Case study
St Wilfrid's Secondary School in Wakefield offers fantastic in-house catering for 50% of its 1,800 pupils and 190 staff. The school has sev...

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Our team works with local authority caterers, in house catered schools and private catering companies. We help with all aspects of the food quality and provenance criteria. We can help you try to source new products, to understand criteria, or help you enrol more of your schools with the Food for Life Partnership.

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