Food and Menus
At Marlborough House we firmly believe that our own army of school children and staff marches on its stomach and we have a deservedly fine reputation for our food.
Our Catering Manager designs a complete menu including breaks which is varied, balanced and interesting. We also know the origins of our food at MHS as fresh meat, bread, fruit, vegetables and dairy products are delivered daily to school by local suppliers. Fruit is always available as an alternative or accompaniment to pudding or a breaktime snack.
All around the school, out-of-doors during break times and in the school dining room at meal times, excellent positive inter-pupil relationships are clearly evident and relationships with staff are also strongISI Report june 2015
All manner of special dietary requirements, including serious allergies, are handled efficiently and without fuss. The catering team provide great alternatives for those children unable to eat certain foods and they by no means miss out.
Our catering staff work extremely hard to ensure that food is not only healthy and safe but delicious too. It is certainly true that staff here don’t need to be persuaded to have ‘school lunches’ – after one lunch they’re usually hooked.
SAMPLE LUNCH MENU
Snack: Oatmeal flapjack
with broccoli & carrots
Mixed berries and ice cream
Snack: Cheese on toast
Moroccan lamb tagine
with couscous, green beans & baby sweetcorn
Toffee apple crumble with custard
Snack: Homemade sausage roll
Oven-roasted chicken with lemon & herb butter
with rice, mange tout & butternut squash
Fresh fruit salad with yoghurt
Snack: Toasted bagel
Roast pork with apple sauce & gravy
with roast potatoes, savoy cabbage & cauliflower
Poached fruit with oat cookie
Snack: Toasted muffin
Oven-baked cod fillet
with sweet potato wedges & roasted mixed vegetables
Fresh fruit and yoghurt is available as an alternative to dessert every day.
A salad bar with choice of cold meats and fresh bread is offered as an alternative to the main course for senior children.
A vegetarian alternative is offered each day and we cater for children with special dietary requirements.
At lunch each day older pupils sit with the younger ones sharing their experiences and offering support and friendship. This reflects and contributes towards the strong family ethos of the schoolISI report june 2015