Think you know school dinners? Think again…
Catering Leeds is the catering provider for Leeds City Academy and we have set our sights high. The cornerstones to support our vision of providing the tastiest meals in Leeds are:
- Fresh, locally sourced, high quality produce
- Well trained and motivated catering staff
- Seasonal and tempting menus
- Fantastic customer experience for all service users
Highly Trained Staff – always friendly, helpful, approachable and supportive
We are part of Leeds City Council and the on-site catering team is led by our Chef Manager, Andrew Broom who is passionate about fresh produce and providing food as fuel which will have students ready for leaning. Supported by a team of well trained and enthusiastic staff we listen to and engage with all customers. We understand the benefits of a balanced diet and encourage students to try new dishes.
With our extensive knowledge and operational capacity we are always reviewing and improving the service which is tailored to suit our customers here at Leeds City Academy.
Nutritious and varied – the highest quality, fresh produce with complete traceability
Food is our passion and we have many years of experience in developing healthy, balanced menus which look and taste great, are value for money and that customers really want to eat. Our menus meet the varied and cultural needs of students and the unique requirements of the academy.
Our food is healthy, nutritious and designed with young people at heart. We work closely with our key suppliers for fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and fresh meat to ensure that the produce on our menus is of the highest quality with complete traceability.
Our menus follow a three week cycle and are revised each term to ensure variety and to make the most of seasonal produce, grown locally. Our dishes are made up of:
- UK Farm Assured chicken, lamb, beef and turkey
- Free Range Yorkshire Eggs
- Responsibly caught and sustainable salmon and white fish
- Dolphin friendly tuna
- Local, seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables
- We work to ethical trading standards and supply Fairtrade products where available and appropriate e.g. bananas and dry goods such as sugar and cocoa.
All our produce is GMI free, has no hydrogenated fats and no artificial colours.
Catering for all
Special medical, religious or cultural … all diets can be catered for.
As part of Leeds City Council, our head office team includes a Special Diet team of staff who focus totally on meeting the special catering requirements of our customers.
Whatever the medical diet, we can provide a meal which meets it. We have experience of providing meals for most medical allergies and intolerances ranging from coeliac to nut and nut derivatives, milk and milk derivatives, egg and egg derivatives, diabetic and many other combinations to the much more complex and rare PKU diet.
Where required, we work closely with hospital dieticians and provide site specific training for catering staff to ensure all individual diets can be safely provided and often utilise specialist ingredients to make regular dishes suitable, i.e. making a gluten free crumble.