Our food

Hub map We know how the right nutrients can positively affect a child's health, behaviour and ability to concentrate. That's why Gateshead School Catering insists that our nutritionally-balanced, high-quality hot meals are freshly prepared in school from the freshest, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, at the right price every day of the week.

Our comprehensive menus are based on a range of popular and nutritious dishes developed by our own experienced in-house team to meet or exceed national nutritional standards. Menus are refreshed regularly to offer variety and to make full use of seasonal and local produce.

To maintain our high standards, we only use ingredients which have an assured provenance and which come purely from local and regional suppliers. This not only reduces food miles, it also gives our chefs the freshest quality ingredients to work with.

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We demand high welfare standards. All of our eggs are free range and meet RSPCA Freedom Food standards, all fish is Marine Stewardship Approved (MSC), cocoa, sugar and bananas are guaranteed Fairtrade, and all meat and poultry meet the Red Tractor assured quality standard.

We do not accept foods which are known to contain GM (genetically modified) foods, MRM (mechanically recovered meat), modified proteins, and specified flavourings and colourings.

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