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.

11/2/2019

St Elizabeth's Desserts

Sandra the Catering Supervisor has sent in a photograph of her desserts, viennese whirls.


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4/2/2019

St Elizabeth's Primary School

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!


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31/1/2019

Big Bird Watch

The children of Derbyshire enjoyed their January theme day "Big Bird Watch" on Thursday 31st.


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28/12/2018

Corporate Social Responsibility

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.


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14/12/2018

Vegetable Sculpture Winners part 3

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.


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10/12/2018

Vegetable Sculpture Winners part 2

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.


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10/12/2018

Congratulations Alfreton Park Special School

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.


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5/12/2018

Vegetable Sculpture Competition Winner

Derbyshire ran a vegetable sculpture competition on Thursday 15th November, during National School Meals Week.


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16/11/2018

NSMW Friday 16th November 2018

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.


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15/11/2018

NSMW - Thursday 15th November 2018

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.


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14/11/2018

NSMW Wednesday 14th 2018

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.


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13/11/2018

NSMW Tuesday 13th November 2018

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.


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12/11/2018

NSMW Monday 12th November 2018

Derbyshire Catering Service are very busy this week celebrating National Schools Meal Week. Monday was our armistice theme day lunch.


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7/11/2018

Derbyshire Catering Service visit Lower Hurst

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.


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23/10/2018

Northfield Junior School

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 winter


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22/10/2018

Lower Hurst Farm Visit Youlgrave Primary

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.


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10/10/2018

Educatering Award Win 2018

Derbyshire Catering Service are extremely proud to announce that we have been given an Educatering Award for Innovation on Tuesday 9th October 2018.


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4/10/2018

Award Win For Lower Hurst Organic

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.


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26/9/2018

Hady Primary Theme Day

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.


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21/9/2018

Talk Like a Pirate 2018

The pupils enjoyed our "Talk Like a Pirate" theme day dinner on Wednesday 19th September.


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18/9/2018

National School Meals Week (1)

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.


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16/7/2018

Finishing Touches 2018

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 Chefs


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22/5/2018

Healthy Lifestyle Event 2018

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.


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22/5/2018

Royal Wedding Theme Day Lunch

In Derbyshire we celebrated the royal wedding in style with a theme day picnic lunch


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9/4/2018

Catering Survey 2018

Derbyshire Catering Services are conducting a customer service survey for a snapshot of primary schools across the county.


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19/3/2018

St Patricks Day

Holmesdale Infant School celebrated St Patricks day with a themed breakfast.


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5/3/2018

Summer Event 2018

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.


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12/1/2018

Egyptian Theme Day

Derbyshire Catering Services had an Egyptian themed lunch on January 11th 2018. Please see photos of our decorated dining halls.


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21/12/2017

Christmas Dinner

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.


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7/12/2017

Winner Cupcake Decorating Competition

And, the winner is ……!


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4/8/2015

Food For Life Partnership Awards Bronze

IMG 8231Derbyshire 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.


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3/8/2015

LACA Finishing Touches Competition 2015

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.


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4/11/2014

New school meals leaflet for parents

We have created a new leaflet for parents which is packed full of information about school meals and the food we serve.


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27/2/2014

Gail Boyce School Chef of the Year 2014 Regional Final

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.

 


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3/2/2014

Vegetable roadshow fun at Rosliston CE Primary School

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. 

 


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3/2/2014

Waingroves Winner

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. 

 


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