Catering staff and facilities
Across Kent many schools don't have cooking facilities on
site. Where possible, KCC will support these schools
to install a production kitchen. Client Services have
supported schools by providing new cooking equipment (for
example potato peelers, vegetable preparation machines, blenders,
knives and boards or refrigerators).
Training for staff involved in school meals
Client Services are a member of the School Food Excellence And
Skills Training (FEAST) network. This is a network of training
providers from across England who offer training for
anyone involved in school meals. For information, visit
the School FEAST website.
Janet Stein, Client Services Manager said: "Training is one
area where we can really make a difference. In Kent we aim to have
a skilled, motivated workforce using good quality, fresh, local
produce and a service that is well supported by pupils, parents,
head teachers and governors."
All schools have the
Food in Schools Toolkit produced by the Department of Health.
This advises on: breakfast clubs, tuck shops, drinking
water, healthy vending machines, lunch boxes, the dining room
environment, cookery clubs and growing clubs.