Palmer & Howells is awarded the catering contract at The Downs, Wraxall

Palmer and Howells are delighted to have been awarded the catering contract at The Downs School, Wraxall, near Bristol, and to build upon the good reputation at the School. The School and Palmer and Howells share a passion for food and for ensuring it is a big part of the curriculum and culture of the School. We would like to welcome Sheila Whiting, Catering Manager, and her team. Lorraine and Kevin worked with Sheila more than 20 years ago and subsequently on a consultancy basis providing Health, Safety & Hygiene training and support and we are delighted to be reunited again in a full time capacity.
The contract commences in September and we have been made to feel very welcome by everyone at The Downs who share the same enthusiasm and passion for food.

“Having catered in-house for 14 years, we had concluded that we required an injection of energy and imagination to modernise our menus and our own thinking about food.  Having considered other providers, Palmer and Howells quickly stood out as the team that could best manage change for us. Kevin and Lorraine as Directors and Mike as Senior Operations Manager have been highly visible and supportive throughout the early process and have impressed us with how quickly they have come to understand our values and culture, and what our community wants in terms of food.  We researched other contracted schools where, without exception, Palmer and Howells receive high praise in all aspects – including value for money, professionalism, flexibility and transparency. Our catering team are excited at the prospect of the change ahead and we are confident that we are about to embark on an excellent and close working relationship.“

Helen Walker, Bursar, The Downs, Wraxall