Bishop Challoner College has its own in house catering team that provide a varied, healthy and nutritious menu. The catering team are also committed to government guidelines and try to exceed them where possible. The canteen offers a varied menu throughout the day - breakfast, break and lunch, providing nutritious home cooked meals using as many fresh ingredients where possible. Overall, the school recognises the important connection between healthy diet and student's ability to learn effectively. The catering team help students make healthier choices by increasing awareness about food nutrition and we achieve this through leaflets, competitions and food taster days.
This further supported by the food policy of no carbonated sugar drinks, chocolate or chewing gum on the premises. We do not serve cakes or biscuits at break and only allow one per student at lunchtime. We hold prices on healthy options passing on increases through indulgent items as a recovery.
In accordance with the wishes of the Bishop of England and Wales, we practice the abstinence of meat therefore we no longer serve meat on a Friday.
Furthermore, we have been encouraging students to try a range of foods with our monthly Round the World theme. This event gives students a opportunity to taste foods from around the world.
The sixth form college has a dedicated canteen with a bespoke menu, which is popular with our 6th form students. The 6th form canteen provides a range of sandwiches, baguettes, toasted sandwiches, soups, cold and hot drinks.
5H Hygiene Award
The canteen has just been awarded a 5H for hygiene, (the highest hygiene award) again in March 2017.
Criteria used to measure our hygiene ratings are:
- The current level of compliance of food hygiene practices and procedures including food handling, temperature control and potential cross contamination from raw cooked food.
- The current level of compliance relating to the structure, lighting, ventilation, washing facilities etc.
- Confidence in management of the business.