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Queen Elizabeth’s High School “innovates” its student school meals
19/12/2013 - 09:06

Innovate Services, the innovative catering operator to the education sector, is now providing the complete catering services for Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.  

The decision to use Innovate was taken by the school governors following presentations by several organisations earlier this year and further recommendations by other local schools who have partnered with Innovate for their catering services.

Innovate has worked closely with the School’s leadership team to create a menu that will appeal to all students, in addition to updating the servery area.   Innovate now provides a modern, café-style service, designed to appeal to students, where they can sit, eat and enjoy meals with friends.  

“We already have the ‘Healthy School Status’ so finding a provider that could continue to supply healthy options with an improved service was key,” explained Lynn Marriott, Bursar at Queen Elizabeth’s High School.  “We are also keen to encourage students to try different foods and so an increased variety of meal choices was also high on our agenda.  With the new ‘themed’ menus and prices starting from £1.10 for sandwiches, £1.00 for soup and £2.50 for a main meal and dessert, we feel Innovate have really been able to meet these needs. ”

“We have more than 1,200 students and so we also see the reduction in queuing time through the implementation a cash-less system as a real benefit,” continues Lynn Marriott.  “Many of our students engage in lunch-time activities so the new ‘hot chute’ for grab-and-go food allows them to take advantage of a hot meal option, which can work around their personal timetables.”