“Fresh food from scratch is as important to us now as it always has been. It’s the way we do things. Seasonality, provenance and freshness are everyday words for us. ”
- Independents by Sodexo
Our Catering Team
Independents by Sodexo manage the catering operations at the school. The pupils' health, wellbeing and satisfaction is at the root of everything they do, with meals prepared daily in our kitchen by staff who are very much a part of the school community.
Healthy, Seasonal Choices
Children have the opportunity to try new, healthy foods. All of the catering team talk to the children and help them to make healthy choices at meal time. Our menus are changed termly, reflecting seasonal produce and the weather, and are on a three week cycle.
Children may choose between a hot meal (vegetarian options available) or cold from the salad bar. A fresh fruit basket is also available, along with a homemade pudding. All snacks provided are nutritious, avoiding large quantities of sugar, salt, saturated fats, additives, preservatives and colourings. We offer a range of fresh, wholesome and balanced foods for the children, and cater for those with allergies and/or dietary requirements.
Locally Sourced Produce
All of our produce is locally sourced from the following suppliers:
Fruit, vegetables and dairy: Dart Fresh (Exeter)
Meat, fish and eggs: John Sheppard
Frozen and ambient products: Brake Brothers
Bread and bread products: Shaldon Bakery (Teignmouth)
Our policy is to source healthy, local produce wherever possible – by achieving minimal food miles we aim to ensure maximum freshness, as well as support the local economy and protect the environment.
Did you know that 1.9 million tonnes of food is wasted in the UK every year? Shocking, we know! To help minimise this waste, our catering team work closely with local farmers to produce fabulous 'wonky veg' recipes. From wonky stir fry's to wonky cauliflower cheese, our children certainly seem to enjoy them! To read more about our healthy eating initiatives, please click here.
As well as breakfast, lunch and supper, our talented team provides catering for a range of school events. These include match teas, canapés, formal and informal dinners, and buffets.
International celebrations also form a huge part of our boarding provision here at King's Hall. Recent events have included a tapas night for our Spanish pupils, a special Easter lunch, as well as a delicious Chinese New Year supper. Next month we look forward to indulging in some pizza and spaghetti for our much-anticipated Italian Night.
Independent School of the Year for Healthy Eating Shortlisting
We are delighted to announce that both King's Hall has been shortlisted for the prestigious Independent Schools of The Year Awards for 2019 and for 2020!
Independent Schools of the Year is an awards programme designed by Independent School Parent magazine to offer UK independent schools a platform that showcases their success stories and celebrates the student experiences they provide. The 20 awards categories reflect the breadth and diversity of life in independent schools in the 21st century and acknowledge their contribution to wider society.
King's Hall has been shortlisted for the Independent School of the Year for Healthy Eating. This award is for the school which most impresses the judges with an innovative healthy eating programme which has had tangible impact in the school and local community).