Primary schools across Warwickshire took part in national Food For Life Roast Dinner Day last week (Wednesday 15th November), enjoying a freshly prepared roast dinner with locally sourced ingredients thanks to school caterers Educaterers.
This year’s event saw the 125,000 pupils that Educaterers feed across the county every week given the choice of enjoying a British Red Tractor chicken fillet or joint with fruity stuffing and gravy or a Chef’s omelette made with local free range eggs, all served with crispy roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Roast Dinner Day is organised every year by the Soil Association’s Food for Life initiative, supported in Warwickshire by Educaterers who hold the Food for Life Silver Catering Mark.
This is the eighth annual event and this year it was held during National School Meals Week, which recognises the dedication and hard-work of school cooks who serve our children with nutritious, freshly prepared and locally sourced school dinners every school day of the week.
Terry Tredget, Director of Catering at Educaterers said: “We’re proud to hold the Soil Association’s Food for Life Silver Mark and support everything that Roast Dinner Day stands for: good quality local, fresh and honest food on school menus, with ingredients that are sourced in a way that is better for people, the planet and animals.
“All our chicken is British Red Tractor Farm Assured and every egg we use is free range and comes from a local farm.”
Jeanette Orrey, co-founder of Food for Life and founder of Roast Dinner Day said:
“Roast Dinner Day is a great opportunity for schools and caterers to showcase the amazing work they do in schools every single day to feed and educate our children. Year on year, more and more schools are getting involved. We’re delighted to be a part of National School Meals Week, and shine a spotlight on school food”.
Pupils finished off their Roast Dinner Day meal with a choice of syrup sponge and custard or cheddar cheese and biscuits with English apple wedges.
Educaterers provides meals to 195 schools in Warwickshire. They launched as a Local Authority Traded Company – the first for Warwickshire County Council – in September.