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Great minds weren’t forged in grease
Child health is at a tipping point

Obesity is one of the biggest crises facing our country, with diet-related disease-causing untold personal misery and costing the NHS £6 billion a year and rising. In the most deprived areas, 1 in 3 children leaves primary school obese, almost double the rates in more privileged areas.

Investing equally in the next generation, equipping every child with the skills to eat and cook real food for themselves, is a proven, vital intervention into their future health, wellbeing and happiness. Yet while the school food system has come a long way, there is still too often beige, boring bad for you food being served up in schools.

“But you can’t change the system.” Nope.
“But good food is expensive”. Wrong again.
“Kids don’t need nice food”. Now that’s just mean.

Better is possible

At Chefs in Schools, we’re delivering clean, healthy, inexpensive, generation-powering, mind-opening, society-changing food in schools – and inspiring and enabling schools across the country to follow our lead.

Join the revolution – help us to fuel the future.

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Our News

HSoF Opening Party

HSoF Opening Party

Hackney Food of School is ‘Huge Success and Rolls Royce of classrooms’
The Hackney School of Food has been dubbed a huge success at its official opening by local MP, Meg Hillier.

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Share Your Views on How to Improve School Food

School caterers, teachers and parents are being urged to share their views on what’s working and what needs to change in school food. People have until the 19th July to take part in a survey which aims to identify key areas for reform.

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Fuel the future, join the school food work force

Following the release of our 2021 Chefs Survey which found:

  • 100% of chefs we support would recommend working in a school kitchen to a friend.

  • 96% feeling satisfied, or very satisfied, in their job.

  • 92% experiencing a shift in food culture within their school.

Here are the thoughts from our Chief Executive, Naomi Duncan, on how we build and improve on these findings.

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Development Chefs for the Day with Tastily

Development Chefs for the Day with Tastily

Pupils from the LEAP Federation have been busy creating meals at the Hackney School of Food that could be heading to your homes. The children spent the day with the team at Tastily – a meal delivery service- cooking up different dishes and recipes. The aim is to create a new dish for Tastily’s customers.

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New Jean Jullien Mural at the School of Food

New Jean Jullien Mural at the School of Food

Our new Jean Jullien mural is complete at the Hackney School of Food.

The Hackney School of Food is a collaboration between ourselves and the LEAP Federation. We want it to be a place kids are proud of and enjoy visiting to learn about food.

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Amelia Freer Supports Chefs in Schools

Amelia Freer Supports Chefs in Schools

We are very excited to welcome a new ambassador to Chefs in Schools. Amelia Freer, the international best-selling author and one of the UK’s leading Nutritional Therapists, is now supporting our work

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New Collaboration with Coin Street Nursery  

New Collaboration with Coin Street Nursery  

A new nursery has signed up to work with us. Coin Street is committed to changing the way we think about food in schools and making sure we can supply it to tight budgets. People often think it can be expensive to cook from scratch – it doesn’t have to be, as Coin Street is showing.

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