School's catering team are judged to be top of the class

Tweedmouth Middle School catering manager Julia Reed and her team have proved themselves to be top of the class.

Saturday, 30th July 2016, 05:00 am
Updated Friday, 29th July 2016, 10:52 am
Tweedmouth Community Middle School in Berwick upon Tweed is the first in the County to achieve the Soil Associations Gold Food for Life Catering Mark

The school is the first in the county to achieve the Soil Association’s Gold Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals made with local and organic ingredients.

More and more, people want to know where their food comes from and how it has been made.

The Gold Food for Life Catering Mark recognises caterers that serve fresh, seasonal, unprocessed, ethically sourced and organic food and also champion meat-free options, reducing the overall carbon footprint of the menu.

After a rigorous on-site inspection, Tweedmouth Middle proved that its freshly prepared meals excel the level required to achieve the Gold Catering mark standard.

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Julia and her team at Tweedmouth Middle School serve up to 200 meals a day.

The pupils and staff can enjoy a variety of different options such as creamy pea and mushroom organic risotto, topped with parmesan cheese or British outdoor-bred, honey-glazed gammon.

Julia and her marvellous team of ladies in the kitchen have worked hard to maintain the catering mark standards

Ben Hulbert, headteacher, said: “We’re delighted that our commitment to serving fresh, local and organic food has been recognised by the Gold Food for Life Catering Mark.

“We hope our pupils and staff will enjoy their meals all the more knowing that we use a range of ingredients produced in the UK, as well as organic produce.”

Martin Sawyer, chief executive of Soil Association Certification, said: “The Gold Catering Mark is a fantastic achievement so it’s brilliant to see Tweedmouth Middle School gaining recognition for serving great fresh meals made with seasonal, local and organic ingredients. Julia and her team are leading the way in the drive to improve food culture in the UK.”