Gateshead School Catering crowned best UK performer for the third time running
Gateshead's hard-working team which cooks and serves more than 11,000 school meals a day has been crowned best in the country.
Gateshead Council's School Catering Service has been singled out as the top performing school meals provider in the UK by the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) - the third year running the 350-strong school catering team has won the award.
Michael Lamb, Facilities and Catering Manager for Gateshead Council, said: "To win one of these prestigious awards, you have to prove you are the best at almost everything. To win one once is achievement enough, but to be declared the winner three times is fantastic."