An independent day and boarding school in Woolverstone has decided to bring a catering company on board in order to offer “gourmet-standard” food to its pupils.
Ipswich High School began a five-year contract with Wilson Vale in September, having previously been catered for by an in-house team. The school hopes the partnership will raise the standard and profile of its catering by training staff, and “reinvigorating” the food it offers.
“We wanted to offer our pupils an exceptional catering experience, and go beyond the traditional school lunch, to provide them with a gourmet-standard menu,” said Elizabeth Hill, head of finance and operations at Ipswich High School.
“We are delighted with our partnership with Wilson Vale and both the staff and pupils have been extremely impressed with the outstanding quality and variety of food on offer. The feedback from parents has been exceptional, with many commenting on how enthusiastic their children are about the new school menu.”
We wanted to offer our pupils an exceptional catering experience, and go beyond the traditional school lunch, to provide them with a gourmet-standard menu – Elizabeth Hill, Ipswich High School
Alan Beddie, managing director of Wilson Vale, said: “Our passion for high quality, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, creative and nutritious food and broader company ethos fits very comfortably with Ipswich High School’s own values.
“When working with schools, our goal is always to nurture a life-long love of good food that goes beyond the school years. Providing a balanced nutritious meal is key and especially important for young minds that are learning and growing.
“We are also very excited to welcome the transferring employees to our team and they will of course be a vital element of the ongoing success and evolution of this new partnership.”
Ipswich High School educates boys and girls from reception to 18 years old.
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