We recognise that the workforce is our most important resource. As well as being directly responsible for delivering your service they are often considered to be 'part of the school'.

Staff training and development is a subject we are passionate about. In addition to a host of in house training all staff are provided with access to a range of accredited training activities designed to enhance the service that we can offer to your school.

Coeliac UK

An increasing number of children are being diagnosed with Coeliac disease. In order to ensure that our service can be safely accessed by everyone, in conjunction with Coeliac UK, we offer all staff the opportunity to access an online learning package.

Food Allergy Training

With food allergies on the increase it is vitally important that all catering staff are aware of the risks to pupils that have food allergies and have the necessary information to ensure that all of the food prepared is safe to eat. In addition to our own in house Food Allergy course all staff have the opportunity to access an Accredited Level 2 Allergy Awareness training should they wish to do so.

Food Safety Training

Riverside Catering is an accredited centre for Highfield Qualifications. Highfield Qualifications is a global leader in compliance and work-based learning qualifications, and winner of the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2017 and all of their qualifications are regulated by Ofqual.

Food safety and food allergy training can be offered to schools at competitive rates.

Please contact Karen Hickey on 01709 254834 or by email: