Dining Services

Dining Services

Welcome to fabulous food at King’s

All dining services at The King’s School are provided by our contractors, Independents by Sodexo. Fresh food from scratch is as important to us now as it always has been. Seasonability, provenance and freshness are everyday words for us. Pupils’ health, wellbeing and satisfaction is at the root of everything we do. We aim to deliver fresh food you can be proud of; food that will make pupils smile.

Ingredients and suppliers

Underpinning everything is our ethos of ‘fresh food from scratch’. Menus are seasonal, reflecting the best of fresh local produce and constructed to offer balance and variety, providing students with a range of healthy options but also allowing for treats. Typically, in dining halls we incorporate theatre cooking into the daily experience and create a warm and welcoming environment for students to enjoy their meals. We source our food responsibly and ethically and are proud to have long standing relationships with our suppliers.

All of our food is made fresh from scratch, every day. Meat and poultry can be traced back to British and Irish farms. We only use Red Tractor certified, fresh British and Irish beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Our fresh British and Irish bacon is made from pork reared on UK and Irish farms and smoked using beechwood chips for delicate but delicious taste. We take pride in sourcing the best ingredients to make the best food. It’s simple, we only use:

  • 100% Red Tractor fresh milk and cream
  • Fresh British fruit and vegetables wherever possible
  • RSPCA Freedom Food accredited pork and British Lion marked eggs
  • MSC certified fish and seafood
  • Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and organic coffee
  • Origin Green

Balanced nutrition

We recognise that for pupils to excel, in the classroom or out on the playing field, nutrition and a healthy diet is very important to that success. Our menu planning progressively and unobtrusively educates the customer towards a healthier, more nutritional option whilst maintaining an acceptable level of choice. All recipes promote and use ingredients based on principles that aim to reduce the levels of fat, salt and sugar. Some examples of this include using herbs and spices instead of salt to infuse food with flavour, replacing butter and vegetable oil with olive or rapeseed oil as a healthier alternative, and adding more fresh fruit to desserts to help achieve the government’s recommended ‘5 a day’.

Our Food Offering:

A choice of hot meal including vegetarian option
A choice of vegetables and side dishes
Salad bar
Soup station
Deli sandwiches
Pasta bar
Jacket station
Dessert pots, cakes & bakes
Fresh fruit bar

Freshly brewed barista style coffee
Teas and hot chocolate
Grab and go hot savouries
Cakes, bakes and sweet treats
Fresh fruit
A selection of cold drinks

Pupil Allergens

We are mindful that some pupils will have specific, diagnosed food allergens and it is essential that parents communicate this to us so that appropriate measures are put in place to ensure we meet your child’s dietary requirements.  We ask parents to complete a form to provide full information on pupils’ individual needs in respect of any confirmed diagnosis.

Please click here to access the form.  This should be completed, signed and returned to the School Nurse.

Contact us

If you wish to discuss any aspect of our dining services or your child’s dietary requirements at King’s, please emails us at: dining@kingschester.co.uk

For more information about Independents by Sodexo, go to www.independentsbysodexo.com