Derbyshire school meals news
There is a lot happening at lunchtime and in schools across Derbyshire.
Click on the headlines below to catch up with the latest school meals news in Derbyshire. If you have interesting news, just let us know via the contact sheet and we will include it for everyone to see.
Sandra the Catering Supervisor has sent in a photograph of her desserts, viennese whirls.Read more
Sandra the Catering Supervisor at St Elizabeth's has sent in some photographs of her desserts, they look absolutely delicious, the children at her school are very lucky!Read more
The children of Derbyshire enjoyed their January theme day "Big Bird Watch" on Thursday 31st.Read more
Derbyshire Catering Service (DCS) recognise that as a business we impact upon our environment. We are keen to share with you what we are doing to address this and how we can reduce the impact on our planet. Therefore we have put together some information to reassure you that we are taking this matter very seriously.Read more
The entries for our vegetable sculpture competition were absolutely fantastic, we could see that a lot of time and efffort had gone into all of them, so it was decided that we should give out more than just one main prize.Read more
Catering went on the road today to visit our vegetable sculpture winner Emily Barnes of Barlow Church of England Primary School to present her with her prize.Read more
Congratulations to Ysabelle, Catering Supervisor at Alfreton Park Special School, who has won the Food for Life Great Roast Dinner Day competition with her vegetarian meal option.Read more
Derbyshire ran a vegetable sculpture competition on Thursday 15th November, during National School Meals Week.Read more
The children all enjoyed a traditional chippy friday with a fish fillet in a sub roll with chips, mushy peas and ice cream for dessert.Read more
Thursday was our childrens choice menu and vegetable sculpture competition. The childrens choice menu gave each school council the opportunity to choose the dinner that was to be cooked and served to the whole school.Read more
Wednesday was our roast dinner day, with all the children enjoying a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and a decorated sponge for dessert in honour of Prince Charles 70th birthday.Read more
St Lukes at Glossop had a very exciting and enjoyable visit from "National School Meals on the Road". The team provided different games and excercises based around: education, concentration, attainment, energy and nutrition.Read more
Derbyshire Catering Service are very busy this week celebrating National Schools Meal Week. Monday was our armistice theme day lunch.Read more
Last month Lower Hurst Organic were very successful in being awarded Food for Life Supplier Scheme Champion Award. On Wednesday the 7th November, Jeanette Orey visited the farm along with Elton Primary School and representatives from Derbyshire Catering Service.Read more
Northfield Junior School invited parents in to school to collect the harvest fruit of apples and raspberries and also to tidy the gardens up ready for winterRead more
Earlier on this month Lower Hurst Farm were awarded a prestigious Food for Life Award for their food. To celebrate their success, we invited them to have lunch with some pupils from Youlgrave Primary School.Read more
Derbyshire Catering Service are extremely proud to announce that we have been given an Educatering Award for Innovation on Tuesday 9th October 2018.Read more
On 3rd October, Lower Hurst Organic won the prestigious Food for Life Supplier Scheme award. The award celebrates excellence in the food supply industry. Derbyshire Catering Service are very proud to have organic beef from Lower Hurst Farm on our menu.Read more
The catering supervisor at Hady Primary school, joined in with a European themed week in school by hosting a Spanish themed dinner on Wednesday 26th September.Read more
The pupils enjoyed our "Talk Like a Pirate" theme day dinner on Wednesday 19th September.Read more
National School Meals Week is celebrating its 25th year, and Derbyshire are very excited to be able to join in with these celebrations.
We have a week full of themed dinners for the children to enjoy.Read more
LACA hosted their “Main Event” catering exhibition at Birmingham Hilton Metropole last week 11th to 13th July 2018. Part of the exhibition is a prestigious baking competition organised in conjunction with the Craft Guild of ChefsRead more
We were very excited to host our annual healthy lifestyle event on the 8th and 9th May at Lea Green Learning & Development Centre. As the title states, this year the activities were about learning and getting to know food.Read more
In Derbyshire we celebrated the royal wedding in style with a theme day picnic lunchRead more
Derbyshire Catering Services are conducting a customer service survey for a snapshot of primary schools across the county.Read more
Holmesdale Infant School celebrated St Patricks day with a themed breakfast.Read more
The Catering Service are excited to announce our 11th annual event. We are hosting two fun filled days, learning about where our food comes from and promoting healthy lifestyles. Both day follow the same format, so please select a date which suits you.Read more
Derbyshire Catering Services had an Egyptian themed lunch on January 11th 2018. Please see photos of our decorated dining halls.Read more
In the lead up to Christmas, our schools have been busy serving up Christmas lunches and decorating their dining halls to give the children of Derbyshire a wonderful dinner.Read more
And, the winner is ……!Read more
Derbyshire county councils Catering Service is very pleased to announce they have passed the inspection and now hold The Charter Mark with Food for Life Bronze Award.Read more
Four schools in Derbyshire are celebrating after winning awards in a national catering competition. Staff from Derbyshire County Council’s catering service attended the Local Authority Caterers’ Association (LACA) awards ceremony to pick up their accolades.Read more
We have created a new leaflet for parents which is packed full of information about school meals and the food we serve.Read more
Well Done Gail!
Gail Boyce Catering Supervisor from Bolsover C of E Juniors has successfully won the East Midlands Regional Final of School Chef of the Year. The final is to be held on Wednesday 21st May at Worthy Down in Winchester.
Pupils at Rosliston CE Primary School near Swadlincote had the opportunity to try different vegetables recently when members of the Catering team presented them with samples and demonstrated stir fry cookery with a wok.
The My School Lunch team were delighted to visit Waingroves Primary School recently to award William Bott to present him with his prize, after he correctly answered the questions in the recent 'My School Lunch' competition.