City Catering Southampton announces Rachel Hall as Chief Executive Officer

The UK’s first charitable catering company, City Catering Southampton announced that its board of trustees has appointed Rachel Hall as the Chief Executive Officer for the charity and its trading subsidiary.

Delivering 1.8 million nutritious meals a year to schools, vulnerable adults, and businesses across Southampton, Rachel will lead the charity’s goal of delivering £500,000 in charitable investments into local nutrition-related initiatives and programmes over the next three years.

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Healthy eating with Quorn at Oakwood Primary School

Year 3 Pupils at Oakwood Primary School learnt about healthy eating choices and tucked into Keema Curries, Sweet Chilli Noodle Pots and Sausage Twists with Quorn’s Home Economist Ita Nugent. City Catering Southampton use’s Quorn in school meals and choose to partner with Quorn Foods to promote healthy eating to children, bringing the healthy food plate to the front of their minds.

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Fighting Holiday Hunger in Southampton

City Catering Southampton supported Make Lunch volunteers during February half-term, serving 110 meals to children and their families at Valentine Primary School.

Pupils who receive free school meals during term time are often left without a hot meal during the school holidays, and this event was one of many across the UK that aims to fight holiday hunger and provide a support network to the families that need it most. A recent report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger* found that children were returning to school in a worse educational, health, and developmental state than that in which they had left in the summer. Read More Fighting Holiday Hunger in Southampton

Lunchero goes to secondary school

Lunchero – the school menu app created by City Catering Southampton for its nursery, infant, junior, and primary schools – starts secondary school this September with the launch of Lunchero+

“The launch of Lunchero has been a resounding success,” said CEO Rachel Hall, “with hundreds of families across the city downloading and using the app daily, for their children in KS1-2. Quite rightly, our secondary schools have been clamouring for the same service for their pupils, so we’re launching Lunchero+ this September – allowing everyone to access the whole term’s menu, day by day, by individual school,” said Rachel.

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Lunchero school-menu app success!

Easter 2017: City Catering Southampton (which serves 1.7m nutritious school meals in 47 Southampton schools and nurseries each year) has launched a brand new school menu app: Lunchero. The app has already been downloaded by hundreds of families across Southampton, giving parents and pupils a user-friendly way to view the full term’s menu for their individual school, on a day-by-day basis.

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