Our Caterers – Chartwells Independent
Chartwells Independent provides catering across the whole of the UL Group of schools. They are passionate about the feeding of children and consider it their responsibility to encourage pupils towards a balanced diet by creating attractive, nutritious menus and informing them how to eat healthily.
Their approach focuses on educating, encouraging and promoting a healthy diet for each individual child's future health and wellbeing. Managers and Chefs are trained using their own specific training course, offering healthy eating with a balance between current eating trends, good nutrition and fresh home-cooked food. To achieve this, they use Chartwells’ own Food Standards Manual and actively encourage the promotion of the “Eating for Life” campaign, which includes a dedication to cooking without salt, promoting fresh vegetables and helping ensure pupils eat their “Five a Day”.
BCS Prep has its own fully-equipped kitchens, where all meals are freshly prepared each day, and has a large dining hall. There are always hot, cold and vegetarian options and the kitchen operates on a nut-free basis. Hot and cold desserts along with a fruit option are offered each day.
Chartwells cater for pupils with food allergies and appropriate meals are prepared for them in consultation with the school nurse and parents.