Rugby kids get in the spirit of Rugby World Cup with international flavours!

Japanese and US-inspired food for school lunch as England kick off their campaign in Kobe City.

With England’s Rugby World Cup 2019 campaign kicking off in Japan, the home team beating the USA by 45 – 7, children in Warwickshire got the opportunity to celebrate the occasion during their school lunch time ~ with a special lunch menu from school caterers, Educaterers.

The Japanese and US-themed menu, which was put together especially for pupils to mark the Rugby World Cup, was served up at Warwickshire primary schools by Educaterers school catering teams – including at Paddox Primary School in Rugby, the birthplace of the game.

The menu featured some delicious options including deep pan Chicago pizza with potato wedges or Quorn pieces with rice with an optional Japanese Katsu curry sauce, followed by a pudding of fruit jello or rugby ball-shaped cookies!

Educaterers school catering staff dressed up for the occasion, wearing England rugby and other national sports kit to serve lunch to the children.

Terry Tredget, Director of Educaterers, said: “We are passionate about fantastic food and creating a great meal experience, so we wanted to help the pupils have fun for the Rugby World Cup 2019 with this special menu and give them a bit of a change from their normal lunch time.

“We work closely with our school catering teams during the year to develop innovative products and services and come up with original ways to get school children involved at lunch times and trying a variety of freshly prepared foods.”

All Educaterers meals are freshly prepared daily by their 700 fully trained professional kitchen staff, each led by a skilled school cook.

Primary, junior and infant schools using the Educaterers service have special menus throughout the year for special occasions such as Chinese New Year and Christmas.

Educaterers provide over 120,000 meals every week to over 200 schools across Warwickshire, Birmingham and Oxfordshire. For more information visit