Our catering services are provided by Holroyd Howe, a specialist caterer to schools in the Independent sector. Holroyd Howe prides itself on sourcing the finest British ingredients, as locally as possible and approaches food with a no fuss attitude. Nothing processed, nothing added – just honest, delicious food every day.
Placing a strong emphasis on the health and wellbeing of pupils, our caterers have introduced new menus designed to elevate nutritional standards across the board. Each day, the menu will include a wide variety of ingredients, cuisines and culinary styles to encourage our pupils to try new things and enjoy a balanced diet.
Holroyd Howe also plan to run interactive food demonstrations, theme days and cookery classes for a fun, hands-on approach to food education. These might include teaching pupils how to make fresh pasta or sushi and experiment with new types of food, as well as learning about seasonality and sustainable food choices.
The catering team are experienced in handling all dietary and allergy needs and are on hand to answer any questions you or your child might have.
The Bates Dining Room operates a cashless catering system via ParentPay® which also enable parents to monitor their son’s eating habits. For boys engaged in lunchtime activities, or in need of variety, the self-service area in the Bates dining room provides a range of sandwiches, paninis, fruit pots, salads and soft drinks. Whatever a boy’s taste, there is an abundance of choice. This is enhanced by the addition of Joe’s, and a further ‘self-service’ point in the Medburn Centre, which between them serve a selection of sandwiches, salads, toasties, soup and a hot offer on a daily basis.