There are also a wide range of drinks on offer: bottled water (as well as tap water and water drinking fountains), fruit juices, semi-skimmed milk and a hot drinks machine.
We cater for all dietary requirements. Where possible we buy from local companies and suppliers. For further information please speak to Debbie Wheelwright (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Catering Team at Crossley Heath, led by the Catering Manager, Mrs Debbie Wheelwright is committed to providing healthy food for our students. We understand how important it is to offer a nutritionally balanced diet and source our food from local suppliers wherever possible. Due to the latest technology in ovens we no longer fry any food.We encourage students to make healthy choices. We know that many of our students leave home before breakfast so we ensure there is a good range on offer in our breakfast service, which is extremely popular with students (and staff!). At breakfast we offer hot food ie:toast, currant teacakes, crumpets, croissants and a wide variety of fruit. Water, milkshake & fruit Juices are available throughout the day. There is a fridge dedicated to selling two sizes of bottled water to encourage students to drink more water and there is a cold water tap in the dining room for students fill their own bottles.
At Crossley Heath we pride ourselves on our lunchtime offer which includes hot meal options including vegetarian, a wide variety of sandwiches made from a range of breads and fillings to suit all tastes, wraps and salads. Fresh vegetables are available and we offer a variety of potatoes every day: jackets, boiled and homemade wedges. We have a substantial self-serve salad bar with 2 portion sizes suitable for either a side dish or main meal. Tuna & cottage cheese pots are sold as toppings for salads or jacket potatoes.
The Pasta Bar, with a great choice of sauces is very popular with students and we have recently purchased a hot cupboard from which students can purchase paninis or fajitas. Soup is available with or without a “Best of Both” bread roll. A wide range of yoghurts, fruit and cheese & biscuits can be purchased.
We encourage students to try different foods and if they are unsure we offer them a taste and all individual needs are fully catered for. Our menus change weekly to enable the best vegetables and meat/fish to be sourced. Menus can also be altered to suit the weather.
The Catering Team has worked hard over the last 18 months to make sure the uptake of school food continues to increase in popularity. Students love the food provided for them and enjoy wonderful, friendly relationships with the staff. As a result the number of students purchasing food from the dining room has increased. The team makes every effort to ensure students enjoy the lunchtime dining experience and hope that have played their part in helping them achieve their goals in the future.