Our food



Our food

Our food

We are extremely proud of the food that we serve. Our development team work hard to ensure that all of our menus are created following strict nutritional guidelines from central Government so you can be sure that your child is receiving a high quality and nutritious school meal.

At Riverside Catering we believe that we have a responsibility to help children learn to value the food on their plate. To achieve this we use only the best locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.

Our development chefs continually strive to find new, improved and attractive menu items. They work hard to strive for a balance between traditional favourites and new and exciting tastes. They explore imaginative ways of presenting and serving our food to make it easy for even the youngest pupils to select and enjoy a meal.

To gain a place on our menus each dish must look appetising, taste delicious and contribute to the achievement of a balanced diet. Above all it must appeal to a wide variety of individual tastes.

To make the best of seasonal produce we change our menus twice each year. Spring brings the light freshness of salads, roasted meats and cold sweets. Autumn welcomes the comfort of hearty casseroles and hot puddings.

Food Awards

We believe in serving food that is fresh, local and honest. Our dedication to providing tasty meals prepared with farm assured meat, sustainable fish and local vegetables has been accredited by the Soil Association through a Food for Life Served Here Bronze award.

The award also recognises that we champion freshly prepared meals by trained chefs who are passionate about the ingredients they work with.

We know that food is a vital part of education, and understand that fresh, healthy food is what young minds need to grow and develop. That’s why our varied menus include a range of options to make healthy eating easier for everyone.

Find out about Food for Life

Food awards