The business offers bespoke catering solutions to the education and business sectors and currently serves a total of 32,000 meals a day in over 200 schools.
Food & More has recruited a nutritionist and a development chef to create freshly made, healthy and exciting food on its menus while supporting local suppliers for meat, fruit and vegetables. Seventy-five per cent of meals are freshly made from scratch.
Brian Keers, head of catering development at Carillion said:
“Our new name reflects the absolute emphasis which Carillion place on the provision of high-quality, healthy food which is, and will continue to be our number one priority. It also highlights the benefits which will flowfrom being able unite the catering teams and to share their strengths and expertise across the contracts, whilst still retaining that local level of service which is so important to our clients.”
The Food & More catering kitchens will have:
- More engagement – by committing to increasing the number of educational engagement sessions with pupils to highlight the importance of eating healthy
- More promotion – by increasing the promotion of school meals to parents with the aim of increasing awareness of the benefits of a hot nutritionally balanced meal at lunchtime and so boosting uptake
- More experience – by employing experts cooks in school kitchens across the country who will share best practice to ensure continuous improvements in service
- More investment in training – Food & More is opening a training kitchen so the development chef can run masterclasses to develop the skills of the team of cooks
- More meals freshly prepared on-site by our cooks – by increasing the number of meals that are freshly prepared on-site by skilled school chefs
The company holds the Food for Life Bronze Catering Mark for 115 primary schools guaranteeing a commitment to fresh ingredients which are free from undesirable additives and trans fats, are better for animal welfare, and comply with the government School Food Standards.