Monday, 16 July 2018

LACA Catering Champions

At Broadford we believe in doing all we can to provide a world class education. This was recognised last year at the TES Awards when we became the overall School of the Year for 2017. Of course, an outstanding school needs an outstanding kitchen. When the Havering Catering team decided to enter our cooks into the LACA awards, we had every confidence that they would be successful.

Every year the LACA Awards for Excellence acknowledge individuals and teams of people who continue to make a real difference in education catering. 

Good management, strong performances and high achievements deserve to be recognised at any time. Acknowledgement of effort is particularly important to not only reward but sustain motivation.

Well done to everyone at Havering Catering - who also won an award for their new Veggie App game - and in the Broadford team. A fantastic achievement!

This is part of the nomination that contributed to the decision of the judges:
We believe that our staff should show passion, warmth and unconditional positive regard when interacting with the pupils. Michelle’s team Michelle and her team would be worthy winners as they have demonstrated a tremendous level of enthusiasm throughout the year. This commitment and effort to promote the school lunch service has seen an 18% increase in the number of lunches provided in 2017. Michelle has been a fantastic partner, working proactively with the Senior Leadership Team and teachers to devising and implement activities that have helped to drive this growth. For instance pupils has the chance to undertake a food technology course as part of the Broadford University provision, with pupils becoming real chefs under the guidance of the kitchen team - a key part of the nomination that earned our TES accolade.

Theme days have been a major contributing factor to raising both the profile and take up of the school meals offer. Fireworks Feast, Winter Wonderland and linking menus to our Broadford Sports Month saw participation rise by 26% on those occasions.

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