Sodexo awarded five-year catering contract at Oundle School

Oundle will also appoint new staff members to enhance nutritional education at the school

Oundle School has awarded a five-year catering contract to Independents by Sodexo.

The co-educational boarding and day school will have its catering infrastructure modernised as part of a significant investment and refurbishment programme.

Independents by Sodexo will offer new dishes, sourcing fresh, seasonal ingredients to appeal to the school’s varied pupil demographic.

There will also be additional staff appointments to place emphasis on food expertise, enhance nutritional education and provide strategic guidance for the future development of services at the school.

I am particularly excited by their vision for all aspects of the catering operation, from provenance and sustainability through to professional development – Sarah Kerr-Dineen, Oundle School

Sarah Kerr-Dineen, head at Oundle School said: “Independents by Sodexo impressed us throughout the comprehensive tendering process, and I am particularly excited by their vision for all aspects of the catering operation, from provenance and sustainability through to professional development.

“They demonstrated a genuine understanding of how young people engage with meal choices and the importance of developing positive relationships with food that will sustain them throughout their adult lives.”

Jeremy Alderton, managing director, independent and private schools at Sodexo UK and Ireland, added: “We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with Oundle School and recognise the importance of partnership working to meet and exceed expectations.

“Building an understanding of the role that good food and nutrition plays is paramount and it’s our ambition to work with pupils, staff and parents to ensure they are engaged with and supportive of the programme at every step.”


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