Is the summer really nearly over? Whilst parents up and down the country are counting down the days and keeping everything crossed for a more successful, Covid-free school year ahead, those dedicated people who work in school kitchens are thinking of ways to keep things interesting at lunchtime. Busy planning and developing new menus ahead of the new term, school caterers are turning to Quattro Foods for help and inspiration. We’ve been serving the education sector for over 10 years and we know what it takes to keep young minds nourished and productive.
Improving the health of our children has always been a priority at Quattro HQ. Our Development Chef Tony was part of the team that conceived new school menus, following Jamie Oliver’s famed campaign to improve school meals and our commitment to the cause has never wavered.
Schools are not run by teachers alone. Catering staff play a central role in our children’s education. Ask your child what the highlight of their school day is. Lunch by any chance? They are not alone. So, are these school kitchen heroes enjoying their precious time off? Maybe, for a short time. But little known to our little learners, these lovely people spend much of their summer planning lunch for fussy yet discerning little stomachs, to fuel them for a healthy and energetic day of learning.
Evidence and common sense tell us that children perform better when they’re well-fed. Obesity kills and it costs the NHS millions every year. Let’s take this chance to teach kids from the youngest age how to eat well and how to love great food.
As one of the UK’s leading food manufacturers, we supply high street restaurants, food service providers, the Army, the NHS and the education sector with the highest quality and most delicious food products. We know the food sector inside out, and we know kids and their likes and dislikes pretty well too. This is why we’ve designed some clever ‘hidden veg’ sauces for primary schools, where we blend the good stuff into the tasty stuff, so it cannot be detected by cunning little taste buds or remove by dextrous fingers. They may be clever, but we are too!
We are passionate about feeding our kids at schools and colleges across the UK and some of our most popular food for schools include:
• Volcano chicken
• Nepalese Curry
• Tomato and meatball sauce
• Tomato and mascarpone pasta sauce
• Vegetable chilli
• Chicken tikka masala
• Beef chilli
• Mac and cheese
• Chicken fajita sauce
• Katsu curry
• Thai red curry
We understand the challenges faced by busy school caterers and our go-to school food solutions save time, money and resources, and are of a consistently high standard. We are delighted to send our skipping boys and girls back into the building where they belong, and we hope they stay there for the duration this time and enjoy lunches made by someone else!