CAT0171 - Crisps that conform with the nutrition act and Food for Life standards - 271015
This member authority is looking to find alternative crisp products to Walkers Lite crisps that conform with the nutrition act (Nutritional Standards 2007) and Food for Life standards (i.e. without monosodium glutamate). If you could also provide the range of flavours they are available in, this would be helpful.
CAT0170 - Combined Staffing Structures - BC0116/201015
A member authority is seeking to bring together catering and cleaning within a combined management structure. They would be interested in examples from other authorities of the management and staffing structures adopted. Please forward copies of your structure
CAT0169 - Productivity Targets Education Catering - 091015
CAT0168 - Education Catering - Nutritional Support - 051015
A member authority is looking to create a specific role around nutrition support
If available, please can you supply a Job Description and Person Specification.
CAT0167 - Kitchen temperatures - 140915
A member authority seeks assistance on temperatures within their school kitchens:
CAT0166 - School Meal Charges & Incentivising Payment Systems - 240715
A member is interested in receiving information regarding school meal charges and any incentivising payment systems which may be in use. They would be grateful for responses in relation to:
CAT0165 - Staffing formulae - School Catering - 220615
A member authority is reviewing the method it uses to allocate staff production hours to meal numbers. Please can you supply details of the method you use:
CAT0164 - Additional Support Needs (ASN) Schools lunchtime provision of textured diets (Dysphagia) - 210515
This local authority is currently reviewing how they implement textured diets (Dysphagia). They would be keen to hear from other member authorities in relation to procedures for lunchtime of textured diets, specifically:-
1. What procedures do you have in place?
2. Who preps for the Dysphagia diets, catering staff; ASN assistants: school staff?
3. Who trains the staff on diet type?
4. Are all schools under the same procedure, or is it determined school by school?
5. Is there any difference on how a joint campus implements textured diets and if so what?
6. Is the menu adapted on an individual school basis?
CAT0163 - Food Cost Deflation/Inflation - 200515
We are seeking data on how food costs have risen or decreased during the past 12 months
Please can you provide examples of how you monitor changes in cost of food ingredients
Are changes due to:
If you keep or receive data on changes in food prices, please can you state the source and provide examples.
Unpaid leave - CAT0161/210415
A member authority operates an unpaid leave policy. This includes 3 days unpaid leave and up to 2 additional days for non-sickness related reasons.
Do you have a similar policy?
How do you coordinate this within catering and cleaning services?
Online free school meal applications – CAT0160/150415
Please can you give details of how parents can apply for free school meals in your authority
Does you Council offer the following:
How long does the process normally take?
How long before you are informed as caterer?
If you can provide links to the claim webpages that would be helpful
Education Catering Competitor Activity - CAT0159/310315
I’m attempting to create a picture of competitor activity within education catering services.
I will retain the anonymity of responses, but share any overarching findings
Please can you provide information on competitor offering to schools
Use of school kitchens for supplying other schools – CAT0158/250315
A member school catering team is using the kitchen facilities at one school to prepare and supply meals by van for other schools that don’t have a kitchen.
They are seeking information on how other authorities charge for this and recompense the school that hosts the production kitchen.
What arrangement do you have to pay the producing school?
What payment is made by the receiving school and to whom?
School Meal payment - special schools – CAT0157/200315
A member authority is reviewing the way they charge special schools for school meals
Please can you supply details of the charges you make to the school:
CAT0156 - Secondary School Meal Prices 020115
We are seeking the charges made for a variety of meals to secondary school pupils
Individual responses will remain anonymous, but we will calculate and share the average cost of each item and the price range with all those who respond
Please complete and return the grid below:
|Secondary School Meal Option||Tariff|
|Main Meal & Dessert (Meal Deal)|
|Main Meal only|
|Pasta with Sauce|
|Cheese portion 2oz|
|Jacket Potato plain|
|Jacket Fillings per portion|
|Soup & Roll|
|Baguette (Hot or Cold)|
|Salad Bar (Small pot)|
|Chips (When served)|
|Fresh Fruit (Per piece)|
|Home Made Cookie (Average cost)|
|Fruit Juice Cuplet|
|Fruit Juice (200ml)|