The team at Queen Margaret’s, York have been awarded Best School Food in the UK at the Tatler Awards in London.â€¨The award recognises excellence in every aspect of the food provision within the school, from the locally sourced produce to the hygiene, menu ideas, presentation and taste. Previous winners of this national award have included St. George’s, Ascot and Harrow.
Sweet chilli and lime chicken, prime roast beef and glazed halloumi with vegetable skewers are just a selection of dishes that can be found on the menu. All the puddings, biscuits and pastries are baked within the Queen Margaret’s kitchens, homemade soup is available each day and savoury dishes use fresh, seasonal ingredients, which are batch-cooked to replicate home cooking.
“Food is an extremely important part of School life” Jessica Miles, Head, noted.
“At the heart of a Queen Margaret’s education is a love of learning, which is supported by a healthy body and healthy mind. The full–boarding nature of the School makes food and diet even more important which is why four years ago a decision was made to bring catering in house and since then the team has developed a winning formula. Gone are the days of the old-fashioned school meal. The food offering at Queen Margaret’s is varied, nutritious, well balanced and above all delicious. I am extremely proud of the Catering Team who have worked hard and continue to provide amazing food on a daily basis.’
Shaun Gayton, Catering Manager is delighted: “The team at Queen Margaret’s is very proud to have won this award for the local area and for Yorkshire. The Yorkshire landscape provides the perfect environment for sourcing seafood from the coast, to rhubarb from the Wakefield â€¨Rhubarb Triangle, to meat and poultry from the Dales. Thank you to all our local suppliers.”