Healthy change served up at Rydal Penrhos
A new chapter in the school's development has begun with the appointment of Holroyd Howe as its catering provider
The specialists will be offering pupils a wider variety of choice, higher quality food and, in the coming months, supporting a total renovation of dining areas and kitchen equipment.
This is in addition to the school’s already planned £50,000 refurbishment of its Sixth Form Centre, he primary objective for this year’s Annual Fund campaign.
Holroyd Howe has 19 years’ experience working with independent schools, particularly boarding schools, and began at Rydal Penrhos with a varied Welsh-themed menu to coincide with St David’s Day.
The company have been recognised for their work with a number of industry awards, including Independent School Caterer of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
Holroyd Howe will also deliver training and development for the school’s current catering team, assist with menu design, and provide professional advice through their in-house nutritionists.
Amongst other changes, Holroyd has introduced rustic style salad bars, weekend treats for boarders, regular theme days and tasting tables and first-class hospitality, from match teas to formal dinners.
The breakfast, lunch and supper menus will be inspired by local and international dishes.
Headmaster Simon Smith, said: “Holroyd Howe’s offer is based upon ‘glorious ingredients, balanced nutrition, making food fun, inspiring creativity and exceptional hospitality’. These are exactly the values that we want from our caterers – to add value to our pupils’ overall educational experience.
“I anticipate Holroyd making changes which reflect the needs, culture and aspirations of our school. In a boarding environment, which promotes learning and leadership, we must also provide healthy and exciting eating experiences which are restaurant standard. It is also a prime example of us being a listening school and being responsive to our pupils’ voice.”