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At Abingdon School we are proud of our excellent standard of catering provided by Sodexo, one of the UK's leading contract caterers for independent schools. The School is committed to maintaining a healthy eating policy and works in partnership with Sodexo to ensure that all meals are fresh, contemporary and nutritionally balanced, thus promoting the wellbeing of our pupils and staff.
The Sodexo team is led by Peter Hadfield, Catering Manager and John Marvelley, Deputy Catering Manager.
All meals are served in our Dining Hall, freshly prepared by our catering team. A full English breakfast is available daily for boarders and a selection of hot and cold dishes, always with a vegetarian option, are offered at lunch and supper time every day. Everyone is encouraged to eat healthily and students are regularly consulted in food committees.
“Pupils are encouraged to be healthy through developing healthy eating habits and taking regular exercise.” - ISI Inspection
“Inspectors found the food to be of good quality, plentiful, healthy and nutritious.” - ISI Inspection
We source our food responsibly and ethically and are proud to have long standing relationships with our suppliers. All of our food is made fresh from scratch, every day.
All of our meat and poultry can be traced back to British farms. We only use fresh Red Tractor certified:
– British beef
– British pork
– British lamb
– British poultry
Our British bacon is made from pork reared on UK farms and smoked using beechwood chips for a delicate but delicious taste.
We take pride in sourcing the best ingredients to make the best food. It’s simple, we only use:
– 100% Red Tractor fresh milk and cream
– Fresh British fruit and vegetables wherever possible
– RSPCA Freedom Food accredited and British Lion marked eggs
– MSC certified fish and seafood
– Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and Organic coffee
“ The foundation of a healthy balanced diet is fresh, quality ingredients prepared from scratch.”
– Wan Mak, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sodexo