Starting school, the right way
We know that starting school is a huge milestone in each child’s (and parents) life. At Culinera, we work with schools to create a safe and welcoming transition, adding fun and creativity to the dining experience. We let you take care of the new shoes and book bag and we ask that you let us take care of the allergens, nutrition and dining experience.
Every meal we serve is freshly prepared from scratch, every single day. Our menus are created with household favourites in mind and full of all the good things children need to grow up to be happy and healthy. We train our chefs to make food not only taste amazing but bring fun to the dining room; a dining room without laughter is just a canteen.
Trusting us to create good food should be a given. We believe in going beyond the dining room to create a food culture bespoke to your school. Our commitments include:
PLAYGROUND AND AFTER SCHOOL TASTER SESSIONS
For pupils and parents to gain feedback and promote new dishes
REGULAR THEME DAYS
Aligned to school curriculum to create a sense of fun and holistic education
ENGAGEMENT WITH LOCAL GROWERS
To experience the farm to fork journey
For your pupils in an informal, fun and educational way
APPROACH TO FOOD
Our menus have been designed in partnership with our nutritionist and Culinary Director, to be packed with nutrition and flavour. They are varied to include safe and familiar favourites such as our homemade lasagne and our personal favourite - sausage and mash. We want to taste the world, so we have also added dishes that have a little more adventure, such as our warming Mexican fajitas or charred vegetable tagine.
Key Stage 2 will enjoy a daily special, including vegetarian options and homemade puddings for afters, we will make sure lunchtime puts a smile on their face and a skip in their step, all the way through to home time!
Every day we look to ensure:
Special KS2 option
Fresh flavoured bread
3 x pudding (hot, fruity, or yoghurt)
Allergies and Intolerances
Culinera have a robust allergens and intolerances policy which. All of our team are trained on the importance of our procedures. Further to this, we provide enhanced training to at least two 'Allergen Champions' per school who will have completed the Allergen Accreditation course. We conduct half-termly refresher training to ensure all team members understand clearly our processes.
Through the use of our various systems, we have ways to support schools and parents in ordering meals safely.