In today’s meeting we were looking at things to add to the school meals. We were visited by Chris from the kitchen and 2 people from Chartwells. We have be changing the school recipes to add a food that is appropriate for our school community to eat.
We asked questions about the draft menus.
“I think you could make the meals fun, to encourage children to try food that they have not had before.”
RESPONSE: There is a 2 week menu with a selector menu, so they can include children’s ‘favourites’ if that’s what they want.
“Can we tell our class mate that we have done some changes in some sheets and that we are going to have new things to eat?”
“Do you have a break when you make the school meals?”
“What if someone doesn’t want their food?”
RESPONSE: Anyone is entitled to any of the 3 dishes on the menu.
“Could we have National Food Days?”
RESPONSE: We sort of do that, e.g. with Chinese and Indian days. With the new menu, there will be more tailored options for your school. We could fit in with what some classes are learning.
“When do you get a sandwich option?”
RESPONSE: Tuesday and Thursdays
“Could we have a box of suggestions in which you could ask for a specific dish?”
RESPONSE: There is a folder where you can vote for a dish. But not everyone knows about it!
“Could we have a cool box of something were we could save the food from today?”
RESPONSE: Cooked food in school cannot be carried over to the next day.
“There are quite a lots of yoghurts. Can there be something else like biscuits?”
RESPONSE: We have to offer yoghurt every day.
“Sometimes we quite for quite long and by the time we get to the front, the thing has run out (Like chocolate fudge cake).”
RESPONSE: We need to provide 2 hot dishes daily but you could report to Chris.
“There is too much cheese on the pizza.”
RESPONSE: Write it down in the green book for Chris.
“Can the summer bring more summery menus?”
RESPONSE: We are dropping custard in the new menu.