What we eat is so important. At the heart of our award-winning catering is a wonderfully talented team who ensure our food is healthy and delicious.
St George's have won wide recognition and awards including Tatler magazine's prestigious 'Best School Food for Independent Schools in the UK Award', we received a highly commended in the City Kids School Food Awards and we were awarded a 5 star Food Hygiene Rating by the Food Standards Agency.
Our menus are well balanced with a wide range of options that appeal to all ages. What we eat is important and we purchase the highest quality ingredients, often from outstanding local suppliers. This philosophy brings delicious, healthy and creative menus full of choice that change with the seasons, from term to term. Our ingredients are carefully balanced to provide young girls with the nutrition that they need.
The girls can also choose from everyday staple foods including an extensive salad and vegetable menu and a range of fresh fruit and home-made yoghurts. Our ‘street food’ lunch menu is always popular being ‘on trend’ and nutritious. For boarders, our evening menus include themed ‘Grazing Nights’, designed to encourage girls to expand their tastes and try different dishes from around the world.
Twice a a year, our School Food Committee meets, chaired by the Deputy Head Pastoral and the Domestic Bursar. The pupil have a significant say in the decisions made during these meetings, with representatives from each Year Group always present. This also gives the girls a well-rounded understanding of the catering process.
We are actively focussing on reducing the impact of the school’s catering on the environment. Our initiatives include buying sustainably sourced fish, reducing plastic packaging usage and re-using chemical bottles rather than discarding the empty bottles when empty. Our Catering Department has recently reviewed packed lunch options, and will be introducing reusable containers rather than disposables. Girls are encouraged to bring their own water bottles in. Plastic water fountain cups are very much a thing of the past, and this alone has significantly reduced plastic consumption across the school.