Every day, the Catering Department at Kingswood serves over 1,500 meals to more than 1,200 day pupils, boarders and staff.

The department is led by husband and wife team, Executive Chef Adrian Fairlie and Head Chef Tami Fairlie. The team of 12 experienced chefs and 50 kitchen staff ensure that all members of the Kingswood community enjoy varied, nutritious and healthy food.

The Catering Department offers our pupils and staff a comprehensive range of vegetarian and vegan options and cater for all dietary requirements. Reflecting on wider meat-free eating, Adrian and Tami said:

"We have noticed how times are changing, with more people choosing a vegetarian or vegan diet and the increase in plant-based foods in schools has risen considerably. Our kitchen produces wholesome, quality meat-free recipes that the students have really enjoyed, whether or not they are actually vegetarian or vegan. Many simply enjoy the veggie options on offer or are aware of the impact on our planet and are making healthier choices."

Care and consideration are also given to the school’s carbon footprint as a result of the external sourcing of produce. Kingswood prioritises local suppliers, seasonal produce and products with low air miles in order to reduce its environmental impact. The Catering Department are steadily reducing their use of products containing palm oil and continuously reducing their use of plastic.

All of the red meat sourced by the Kingswood kitchen is completely free range and processed naturally; free from additives and artificial growth hormones. All of the poultry sourced is also processed naturally and comes from 100% British farms. Kingswood only sources from farms with the highest standards of animal welfare.

You can view this term's menu by heading to our Menu Page and take a look at the range of Local Suppliers we work with.

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact the Catering department.