The Catering department at Roundwood Park School produce a wide choice of popular, nourishing food for students and staff.
Please do not send students into school with nuts as we have several students with severe allergies.
The cafeteria is open to all students and staff each school day. The break time service provides over 500 covers and the lunchtime service provides between 850 to 950 covers. All our food is freshly prepared on site on a daily basis offering a variety of choices which are rotated through out the school year. We are also sourcing more gluten free products as they become available so as to give more choice to those that need a gluten free diet.
Our daily choice may include some of the following choices:-
Home baked bread rolls (White & wholemeal), Fresh boxed salads, Sandwiches, rolls and wraps, A pasta bar, curry bar and salad bar, Meal of the day, Snacks.
All of our food complies with the new nutritional standards. Fresh meat and vegetables are sourced locally with daily deliveries. All other grocery items are
purchased through companies that provide a buying source guarantee. We regularly review our ranges, with fresh ideas to give variety. We have a theme every term, which allows staff and students to try food from other cultures and countries.
The catering department aims to provide and maintain a high standard of service with a variety of quality foods to encourage students to make healthy choices. A scheme has been introduced in which points are awarded to students who make healthy choices or purchase healthy meals. Then at the end of the summer term, the students with the highest number of healthy eating points are put into a draw for a gift voucher.
Our Christmas lunches are enjoyed by over 1000 students and it is made a fun event with catering staff dressing up and students being allowed to vote on the “Best Dressed Cook”.
The school was awarded “Healthy School ” status and has just had a top award from Environmental Health.
Despite the introduction of healthier food, the caferteria has not seen a decline in the number of students using the canteen and currently over 80% of all students use the canteen on a daily basis, which is a far higher figure than most schools in our area.