Schools that offer a ‘deli bag’ option as part of their school lunch menu from caterers, Educaterers, will be giving their pupils the option to enjoy a super sandwich, wrap or bap for their lunch time during British Sandwich Week next week.
The national event celebrates the humble sandwich, which originates from when John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, ordered cold beef between slices of toast, to avoid getting up from his card game!
During National Sandwich Week, pupils will get to choose from a British roast chicken soft bap, sliced ham sandwich, Cheddar cheese wrap, sliced turkey soft bap and tuna mayonnaise soft bap as part of their daily fresh ‘deli’ choice.
The British Sandwich Association defines a sandwich as any form of bread with a filling, generally assembled cold – to include traditional wedge sandwiches, as well as filled rolls, baguettes, pitta, bloomers, wraps, bagels – and British Sandwich Week, which runs from Sunday 20th to Saturday 26th May, celebrates the fact that we eat over 3.5 billion of them every year!
Terry Tredget, Director of Catering at Educaterers, said: “Our ‘deli’ option is a great alternative to a hot meal, particularly with the rise in temperatures as we move into the summer months, when some pupils don’t want a ‘hot dinner’.
“Our ‘deli bag’ contains something different everyday ~ either a freshly made sandwich, wrap or bap with fresh crunchy vegetable snacks, a dessert and a drink ~ and gives pupils a lighter, cool option for their school lunch.
“Although our ‘deli bags’ have great eco credentials, as all the packaging used for our homemade items is compostable, some of our innovative school catering teams have taken it a step further.
“Brownsover Infant School in Rugby have invented a ‘picnic plate’ system that means all our ‘deli’ items are delivered straight to the pupils’ plates, to reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic and recycling created.”
To view Educaterers’ school menus in full, visit www.educaterers.co.uk and click on ‘Who We Feed’.