At Bonus Pastor all of our catering is taken care of by Chartwells, the UK's leading supplier of catering to the education sector. This is what they have to say about their service:
We take our responsibility of catering for today's children and young adults seriously.
We know it's not just the food on the plate that is important but a real understanding of health and nutrition too. Our simple set of commitments - Eat, Learn, Live - helps us to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.
Our commitment to delight our customers with great tasting food that contributes to their own wellbeing.
Our commitment to enhancing the understanding, fun and experience of our customers and teams; creating the knowledge they need to lead a healthy life.
Our commitment to a safe and sustainable environment that supports the health and wellbeing of our customers, clients and the wider community.
Secondary school pupils need healthy, nutritionally balanced food to help their minds and bodies grow. That's why our menu development team, comprising executive chefs and nutritionists, go to great lengths to create nutritionally balanced dishes that are familiar and appealing to young diners.
Our specialist software system, nutmeg, allows us to easily analyse meals against government school food standards and ensures we are meeting all guidelines and requirements.
With nutmeg we can make quick, simple changes to menus when required and hold a database of all the products that are used in the menus and recipes with their nutritional values.
Market research has told us secondary students want more grab-and-go style food offers, which is why our menus provide a mix of traditional favourites such as Lancashire hotpot and chicken roasts, with hand-held dishes such as lamb pitta pockets and vegetarian chimichangas.
Our mid-morning break food offers also boast a selection of nutritious and tasty grab-and-go style food offers such as chicken and vegetable samosas, cheese and tomato turnovers and summer fruit compote swirls.
With so much good, healthy hot food on offer, you can be sure that our secondary school menu has a healthy option to please all tastes.
This extract has been taken from the Chartwell's Website.
At Bonus Pastor all Students are expected to have a healthy lunch to eat at lunch-time. If, however, a student prefers to bring in a packed lunch, it must be eaten in the Dining Hall. Cans and glass bottles are not allowed.
Within the College we use a Cashless Catering system provided by Live Register. You can read more about this system and how it works by reading the 'Cashless Catering Permission and Explanation' document linked on the right hand side of this page.
Students are not allowed to go home for a mid-day meal unless a parent or other responsible adult is at home at that time each day. A statement in writing giving an assurance of this must be provided and renewed each term.