If you’re yet to do your Christmas food shop, or decide what you’re going to be serving up on Christmas Day, spare a thought for the staff of school caterers, Educaterers, who by the end of this week will have served up a whopping 70,000 school Christmas lunches!
The Warwickshire based caterers started serving Christmas lunch at the 200 schools they cater for last week, with more delicious lunches being served this week.
On the menu is the traditional roast turkey, of course, or the option of a Quorn fillet if you prefer, all served up with the tasty vegetables you’d expect (but no sprouts).
This is followed by a homemade chocolate Christmas cracknell or the choice of ice cream.
Educaterers staff have been getting into the festive spirit by dressing up in costumes including elves, Mrs Claus and reindeers to serve the children their Christmas lunches – and many schools have held Christmas jumper days or their Christmas parties on the same day to really increase the excitement levels!
Educaterers launched in September 2017, taking over the delivery of school meals from Warwickshire County Caterers, which had provided a successful catering service to schools in the county for over 25 years.
Schools using Educaterers are treated to special event lunch menus throughout the year, which in 2018 included themed lunches to celebrate the World Cup and the Royal Wedding of Meghan and Harry.
Educaterers take care to use locally sourced ingredients including British Red Tractor turkey and free range eggs, and hold the Soil Association’s Food for Life Silver Catering Mark.
Terry Tredget, Managing Director of Educaterers said: “Our appreciation goes to our hard working school catering teams throughout the county, who have finished a really busy year by getting into the spirit of Christmas to provide our pupils with a wonderful festive lunch. We’d like to wish all our employees, schools, pupils and parents a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
For more information on Educaterers visit www.educaterers.co.uk.