From 12th-16th November the Quattro Foods team will be celebrating National School Dinners Week, alongside the UK’s parents, guardians, teachers and eternally hungry students. We love feeding our nation’s kids and are completely dedicated to ensuring they eat well so that they can learn well. They are our future leaders after all!
In this blog we take a look at our involvement in the education sector and how we cater for students in the UK. As a leading food manufacturer supplying to schools, we take our responsibility to hungry tummies very seriously.
Catering for schools is a specific skill within the sector. Bulk ordering is always a factor, with some schools feeding over a thousand mouths a day. This is an area of expertise at Quattro Foods. We can provide orders of any size.
We are also keenly aware that the most important factor of catering for schools and colleges is that every bite consumed by students during their working day (or learning day) should be healthy and nutritious. And it goes without saying that it has to be delicious too. We all lived through that lamentable era where school dinners tasted and looked like rubber, and were cast aside in favour of traditional student staples – crisps, chocolates and high fat and high sugar take-aways. This is what we’re fighting against! Those days are gone and our own children will not suffer those traumatic school-day food fiascos.
Sauces are a particular focal point for our development chefs when they consider meals for school and colleges. With pasta, meat and fish as healthy and tasty staples for energetic brains, our chefs must concoct imaginative accompaniments for these dishes to ensure variety and taste in lunch halls around the country.
Some of our education customers’ favourite sauces include:
• Herby Tomato Pasta Sauce
• Tomato & Mascarpone Pasta Sauce
• Herby Tomato & Chorizo Sauce
• Tomato & Meatball Sauce
• Bolognese Sauce
• Pepperonatta Sauce
• Nepalese Curry Sauce
• Chicken Fajita Sauce
• Mild Chilli Sauce
• Spicy Mexican Rice Sauce
• Medium Chilli Sauce
• Hot Chilli Sauce
• Sweet & Sour Vegetable Sauce
• Vegetable Chow Mein Sauce
Taking into account the diversity of our society, Quattro’s chefs are always working on making our food accessible to all ethnic groups, religions, cultures and culinary preferences. We make a Halal Meatball Marinara and Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce as well as a range of vegetarian options for schools including:
• Mac ‘n’ Cheese
• Vegetable Chilli
• Refried Beans
Other school favourites from the Quattro kitchens include:
• Beef Chilli
• Volcano Chicken
• Katsu Curry
• Thai Red Curry
We listen to the young people of this country, who are not backwards in coming forwards. Our customers in schools and colleges tell us that kids want to eat well. We will not disappoint! From classics to world foods and from traditional school staples to more interesting flavours to broaden young minds, Quattro Foods delivers brain food around the country, feeding our future leaders who tell us that only the best will do!