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Food is at
the heart of
school life

Catering plays a central role in the life of pupils and staff.  It brings people together and fuels their academic, artistic and sporting endeavours.  Happy children are successful children: we believe that a well-fed child, who enjoys their food in a setting where they can socialise with their friends, will have the energy to learn, play and progress in all areas.

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Fresh, modern, nutritious

Eating a balanced diet throughout the school day not only ensures pupils’ optimum growth and development – it also provides for their academic and physical activity, energy levels and nutrient requirements. We design menus that are healthy, delicious and packed with flavour and colour; we feature food from around the world and embrace modern food trends that will delight pupils.

Healthy eating habits are a happy by-product of great-tasting food. Our chefs are trained to understand the principles of healthy eating to ensure we deliver wholesome and balanced food choices for all.

Your school. 
Your food.

Our approach starts with really understanding each client’s priorities and making sure that we design a personalised service commensurate with each individual school we work with.

Our menus are designed with our audience in mind: they are age-appropriate, pupil-centric and will be fully inclusive for all dietary needs.

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Seasonal, local produce

We have nurtured great relationships with our suppliers – we know them and they know and understand our business. This means that we can rely on and trust them to provide the quality and choice to meet clients’ expectations.

Our commitment to sourcing local and regional seasonal products helps support local producers and suppliers, who are often linked with the schools we work with.

Buying local reduces our carbon footprint and our food miles. Moreover, it means truly seasonal menus using fresher, tastier produce that supports the local community and economy.

Freshly prepared.
Safely served.

Our food is prepared by highly trained chefs who understand the importance of Food Safety. Each P&H employee is fully trained in Food Safety & Allergen Awareness; we have added in Food Safety & Service during Covid-19, implementing some new critical control measures.

We will always deliver fresh, great-tasting food safely; our teams are trained, monitored and supported to ensure this is consistent in every school we work with.

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The impact that we make on our environment is at the forefront of our agenda – we are dedicated to working responsibly with our clients, suppliers and employees to make positive change. We currently have a number of important initiatives in place to help us make a tangible difference.

Food Education

We believe food should be a delicious adventure and that pupils learn more when they are experiencing something versus simply taking in information. There is nothing better than practical and sensorial food education. Our education programs are designed to provide engaging and meaningful food discoveries. We bring interactive learning experiences to our schools as part of our added value and commitment to learning about all things food.

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All of our menus are bespoke and unique to the needs of each school that we work with. If you would like to see sample menus, then please get in touch and we will be happy to share with you a selection that is appropriate to your school and what you are looking for.

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