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Parkside School

Our Caterers - Aspens

Our Caterers -  

We are always in the mood for good food!

We are Aspens Services, a market leading contract catering company and we specialise in school food.

We only work in the education sector so we know what our customers want. Mixing this knowledge with an understanding of what’s hot in the food world sparks creativity and excitement in our chefs. Our kitchens provide delicious home cooked food each day and cater for individual dietary requirements.

We don’t just provide food, we play our part to educate children and raise awareness about nutrition, food and where it comes from, so that they can make informed and mindful choices. Feeding our future.

We push the boundaries here with really interesting dishes that grab a lot of attention in the world of food. We understand that tastes are expanding, and students are keen for the chance of new food experiences. We also don’t forget that familiarity and comfort are what so many want, so we have plenty of choices to fit the bill. With important learning to be done, we make sure that we are feeding healthy minds as well bodies.

Streateries is our main secondary meal offer. With food drawing on Asian, African, Caribbean, and more traditional fare, the menu includes street food dishes, handheld versions with vegetarian and vegan choices and sides available.

Our Deli Kitchen builds on the popularity of our standard hot and cold deli offers, to provide more substantial meals at our grab and go counter.

          

Menu

The menu rotates on a three-week basis and refreshes for Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer seasons. Here’s the current menu:

parkside school meals 2024.pdf

 

To find out more, please visit our website to learn more about our school meals.

Making great school food memories!

Special diets

Special diets are an integral part of our catering provision, whether as a result of an ethical or religious belief or a food intolerance or allergy. To register this as a requirement please complete and return the special diets form to the school as soon as possible.

Free School Meals

You may be entitled to them - please check at this website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Cashless Catering System (school dinners)

Parkside school operates a Cashless Catering System operated by Nationwide Retail Systems. Payment to your child's account can be made via ParentMail's +Pay system, once your email account is registered with the school, at the start of the new school year in September.

Benefits of the Trust-e Cashless Catering System

  • Increased speed of service reducing queuing times
  • Increased uptake on Free School Meals
  • Anonymity on Free School Meals reducing bullying
  • Facility to pay On-Line
  • No need to carry cash preventing loss/theft
  • Automatic alerts to stop pupils purchasing allergy trigger items
  • Students learn about important lifestyle control by monitoring their own accounts
  • Reporting facilities help decrease wastage and improve the overall efficiency of the meal service