Back to school for catering staff! Educaterers launch new Culinary Skills programme at their Centre of Excellence in Rugby

Warwickshire-based school caterers, Educaterers, have launched a Culinary Skills training programme at their innovative new Centre of Excellence at Boughton Leigh Junior School in Rugby, to develop and train both new and existing employees.

At the launch, six Educaterers employees working at schools across Rugby joined trainer and skilled chef Julie Murray, an Assistant Development Manager at Educaterers, to learn about artisan bread baking ~ the first of six food craft modules on the programme.

The training programme has been designed to upskill and refresh employees’ knowledge, and to give staff the skills they need to take new ideas, flair and creativity back to their school dining rooms.

The other sessions include food preparation and cooking for a healthy diet; knife skills with fruit and vegetable preparation; creative cakes; cookie dough and traybakes; and perfect pastry.

The training is open to all Educaterers employees and staff can choose to do anything from just one to all six of the sessions.

The company believes strongly in developing its catering teams’ expertise.

Launching the training programme, Terry Tredget, Director of Educaterers, said: “Our staff are our greatest strength. Investing in the ongoing development of our employees through the Culinary Skills programme means we can continuously improve our services and our scope.”

As well as offering the Culinary Skills programme, the new Centre of Excellence at Boughton Leigh Junior School will showcase the best of what the school caterer does and test new innovation in service and menu development.

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

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