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Butcher’s christmas hampers supporting chefs in schools

Butcher’s christmas hampers supporting chefs in schools

The sustainable christmas hampers feeding school children:The Canvin and Catchpole Christmas Hampers are back with a new target to supply 3,000 school meals in partnership with Chefs in Schools and the #giveasausage campaign. For every Christmas Hamper ordered, the...

a garden for sabina

a garden for sabina

Sabina Nessa was a teacher at Rushey Green Primary School in Lewisham, one of the schools we support. They are a fantastic team and it's heartbreaking to know they’ve lost a passionate, caring and dedicated teacher in such cruel circumstances.A Garden in Memory When...

Chefs in Schools wins Garfield Weston Foundation Grant

Chefs in Schools wins Garfield Weston Foundation Grant

We are delighted to announce that the Garfield Weston Foundation is supporting Chefs in Schools with a grant of £75,000 over the next three years. Who are Garfield and Weston? The Garfield Weston Foundation is family founded and has been supporting a wide range of...

School Food in The Spotlight at Pop Up Event

School Food in The Spotlight at Pop Up Event

Chefs, students and the Craft Guild of Chefs worked together to put on a pop-up supper club with a difference - serving school lunch to the diners.Who Was Involved? The Craft Guild of Chefs, the leading Chefs’ Association in the UK, put on the event in collaboration...

Ethical meat endeavours at Stormont House

Ethical meat endeavours at Stormont House

Q: What do a three Michelin star restaurant and a SEN school kitchen have in common? A: They’re both serving up the same meat!Charlie is the Head Chef at Stormont House SENs School, and serves up a vegetarian menu twice a week, investing the savings he makes in better...

Fermentation experimentation at woodmansterne

Fermentation experimentation at woodmansterne

At Chefs in Schools, we're all about revolutionising school food. This means doing things nobody has tried before - well - not in a school kitchen anyway. At Woodmansterne School they’ve undertaken a new adventure: making their own Koji. For the uninitiated (don't...

Press Release – Sustain

Press Release – Sustain

More action needed to get children into food scheme The Government has failed to enrol any British children from migrant families into a food voucher scheme, three months after being ordered to do so by the courts - the food charity, Sustain, has revealed. They...

PRESS RELEASE – FOOD FOUNDATION

PRESS RELEASE – FOOD FOUNDATION

New data from the Food Foundation shows half of households with children think the increase in energy bills will mean they have to consider buying less food. This rises to two thirds (67%) in households with children on Universal Credit.

PRESS RELEASE – GIVE A SAUSAGE

PRESS RELEASE – GIVE A SAUSAGE

Culinary stars and food campaigners – from Tom Kerridge to Prue Leith – are signing up to the school food revolution by backing a campaign to highlight the importance of quality school meals.

Give A Sausage

Give A Sausage

As we launch our Give A Sausage campaign, Naomi Duncan, our Chief Executive, shares her thoughts on what needs to change in school food.

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.

Our response to the National Food Strategy

Our response to the National Food Strategy

Our response to the National Food Strategy We welcome the recommendations laid out in the National Food Strategy, Part 2. If adopted by the Government, society will reap the benefits of improving the health and sustainability of the nation. The report recognises the...

Our response to the National Food Strategy

Our response to the National Food Strategy

We welcome the recommendations laid out in the National Food Strategy, Part 2. If adopted by the Government, society will reap the benefits of improving the health and sustainability of the nation. The report recognises the need to invest upfront in the health and wellbeing of children, and the key role that food education plays in this.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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