Catering

The catering service at Chesterton Community College is operated in-house lead by Head Chef Spencer Norman. Spencer has extensive knowledge from past experience, mainly working in 4-5 star hotels that have gained awards from AA rosettes to a Michelin Star. Spencer is joined in our kitchen by Sous Chef Daniel Lewis. Dan has also gained a wealth of experience working in various hotels and spending time at exclusive ski resorts.

Each day, Spencer and the catering team prepare all main meals, snacks and desserts, on the premises using fresh, local ingredients where possible.  Spencer and his team develop the catering offer in line with the current food standards legislation (www.schoolfoodplan.com) and the specific requirements of the College.  The menu changes daily on a 3-week cycle, ensuring there is always a varied offer for all students, staff and visitors.

Meals are paid for using a system called ‘Biometric’. This software verifies a student’s identity by reading their fingertip and confirming who they are. ‘Biometric’ allows students to top up their dinner monies accounts and view their balances at the Coin & Note Loader machine in the College (this is done with a fingertip reader). Parents can add monies to their children’s accounts using the online service ParentPay.

At the point of payment the student places their finger on the fingertip reader (or alternatively, if preferred, can provide there Surname), and once verified by the Catering Point of Sale Operator, their account is debited which is then also reflected on ParentPay. All students are automatically assigned a Biometric account. Children who qualify for free school meals have an amount loaded daily on to their account.

 

 

*The Biometrics system uses fingertip digital signature recognition. With your permission, we enrol students capturing 120 data points from one finger. At no time do we capture a fingerprint. The data points captured are very similar to reference points on an Ordinance Survey map, and they are stored on a stand-alone, encrypted server. This information is for use within the College and is not released to anyone outside of the College and is subject to the same level of security as all other student data.

Week 1

3rd Jan - 24th Jan - 21st Feb - 14th March

MainVegetarian
MONDAYHotdog day your choice of sausage with a selection of toppings......Beachwood smoked Pork
Succulent chicken
Plant based vegetarian
TUESDAYRoast topside of beef, Yorkshire puddings, a medley of fresh vegetables and roasted potatoes served with lashings of gravyHalloumi stuffed peppers with a warm salad of roasted green beans, new potatoes and a sundried tomato oil
WEDNESDAYCrispy southern fried chicken in a folded flour tortilla served with crisp saladHalloumi wrap with Iceberg and a roasted red pepper mayo
THURSDAYLamb Rogan josh steamed rice and naan breadLentil dahl, steamed rice and warm naan bread
FRIDAYFish and chips Beans or peasVegan sausage rolls, Chips with beans or peas
Available everydayHeart healthy Pasta served with various toppings including our famous tomato sauce, beans or cheese

A selection of desserts
Sandwiches-rolls- wraps.
Jacket potato bar

Fresh fruit-Fruit Salads-Yoghurts-Jelly's

Week 2

10th Jan - 31st Jan - 28th Feb - 21st Mar

MainVegetarian
MONDAYButtermilk breaded chicken with crisp lettuce served in warm soft bunFalafel and spinach burger with a tangy salsa served in a folded naan
TUESDAYSheppard's pie packed with vegetables, topped with buttery mash and served with steaming gravyVegetable Sheppard's pie packed with vegetables, topped with buttery mash and served with steaming gravy
WEDNESDAYPepperoni and mozzarella paninisBasil, tomato and mozzarella panini
THURSDAYOur famous Chicken curry served with steamed rice, naan breads, mango chutney and onion saladVegetable and lentil curry served with steamed rice, naan breads, mango chutney and onion salad
FRIDAYBattered Cod served with chips Beans or peasBaked courgette and feta cheese risotto
Available everydayHeart healthy Pasta served with various toppings including our famous tomato sauce, beans or cheese

A selection of desserts
Sandwiches-rolls- wraps.
Jacket potato bar

Fresh fruit-Fruit Salads-Yoghurts-Jelly's

Week 3

17th Jan - 07th Feb - 07th Mar - 28th Mar

MainVegetarian
MONDAYMeatball sub rolls with our home made tomato sauceVegetable balls baked and served in a warm sub roll topped with melted mozzarella cheese
TUESDAYSausage and mash. Local Cumberland sausages with creamy mashed potatoes with peas and gravySucculent vegetable sausages with creamy mashed potatoes, peas and gravy
WEDNESDAYPizza Day Pepperoni or Margareta pizzaPizza Day Pepperoni or Margareta pizza
THURSDAYOur famous Chicken curry served with steamed rice, naan breads, mango chutney and onion saladVegetable and lentil curry served with steamed rice, naan breads, mango chutney and onion salad
FRIDAYJumbo battered Cod fish fingers with chips Mushy peas or beansVegetable spring rolls with chips Mushy peas or beans
Available everydayHeart healthy Pasta served with various toppings including our famous tomato sauce, beans or cheese

A selection of desserts
Sandwiches-rolls- wraps. Jacket potato bar

Fresh fruit-Fruit Salads-Yoghurts-Jelly's