Catering

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Our school catering is provided by Holroyd Howe, a founder-led catering business who cater exclusively for independent schools.

Holroyd Howe specialise in providing freshly prepared, nutritious food which is bespoke and crafted to match the unique culture and individual needs of the school.

Where possible ingredients are locally sourced, and at Gateways this includes using the vegetables and herbs grown in our very own allotment, cultivated by the horticultural society.

We have a three-weekly rotation of menus which change per term according to the season.

The menus for the Spring term 2020 can be found below:

Spring Term 2020 menu Week 1

Spring Term 2020 menu Week 2

Spring Term 2020 menu Week 3

There are also themed lunches throughout the year, such as Burns Night and Chinese New Year menus.

To find out more about Holroyd Howe you can visit their website by clicking here.

Dietary Requirements and Allergies

Upon joining the school, parents are asked for details of their child’s dietary requirements and allergies which are passed to the school nurse, class teacher and the catering team, who display the information permanently in the kitchen.

We are also a Nut Free School.

Dietary requirements are catered for by Holroyd Howe where possible.

Pupil Feedback

Each year group is represented by at least one member in the Food Council. The Food Council meets once a term with the Catering Manager to discuss menus, new developments and to give general feedback.

 

Home School Bistro

While we are away from ‘virtual’ Gateways, the Food, Nutrition and Sustainability Team at Holroyd Howe (our school caterers) have been busy designing a new concept called “The Home School Bistro” which is aimed to be a fun, interactive one stop shop for ideas on food.  “The Home School Bistro” includes –

  • A 2-week ‘pick & choose’ menu plan;
  • Recipes for breakfast, snacks, lunch & supper with, sustainability and nutrition, educational messages;
  • Educational resources & activities to encourage families to eat healthily and live sustainably;
  • Top tips (including health & safety);
  • Family Challenges ;
  • Home School Bistro Tuckshop;

The Home School Bistro provides curriculum based educational resources and activities for children to complete.  From learning about food waste and recycling that feature in many science-based subjects, to understanding the importance of a healthy balanced diet in PSHE. The Home School Bistro offers ideas and different ways to learn and have fun at the same time!

You can download the Home School Bistro e-booklet here. The Home School Bistro

Holroyd Howe have also been releasing educational videos onto their YouTube channel for parents and pupils to access. These sit alongside the menus and recipes and really bring them to life.  You can watch these videos here.