Bookham students’ school meals are Britain’s best

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STUDENTS in Bookham are officially some of the best fed in the country


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The caterer for Manor House School has been named the best in Britain by the industry’s national awards scheme, the Foodservice Cateys.

The team at Holroyd Howe, which provides food for the Manor House Lane school, was commended by judges for “innovative” menus and commitment to sourcing local ingredients, as well as the quality of their staff training.

Manor House headmistress Zara Axton said: “Congratulations to everyone at Holroyd Howe for this well-deserved national award. At Manor House School we are renowned for our high levels of pupil care and excellent nutritious food is a very important part of that.

“Our daily lunch menus include a choice of two hot options, one meat and one vegetarian, locally-sourced produce wherever possible, fresh vegetables, soups, baguettes, hot desserts, a yoghurt bar and fresh fruit.”

This latest award came just days after one of Holroyd Howe’s head chefs Matt Potts won the Independent Caterer of the Year Award at the Educatering Excellence Awards.

Holroyd Howe managing director Ronan Harte said: “It is a real honour to pick up this award. We are very proud of how hard our teams have worked over the course of the last year and this award is testament to that.

“As a business, our focus has always been to deliver creative, delicious food that engages and inspires pupils, whilst also safeguarding their health and wellbeing. We are delighted that this award recognises that.”

Holroyd Howe caters to private schools from pre-school to sixth form.

Aimed at celebrating food service employees across the UK, the Catey awards were created to recognise and reward individuals and teams that deliver an exceptional service. More than 70 judges met to decide the winners.

Manor House School will be holding open mornings on February 9, April 26 and October 1.

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