School meals service crowned best performer

School meals award

Gateshead's hard-working team which cooks and serves more than 11,000 school meals a day has been crowned best in the country.

Gateshead Council's School Catering Service has been singled out as the top performing school meals provider in the UK by the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE).

This is the third year running the 350-strong school catering team has won the award.

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To win an APSE Performance Network Award, the performance of individual local authorities are measured and benchmarked against dozens of their rivals. The winner is the local council that has proved to be performing better than all the rest.

Michael Lamb, Facilities and Catering Manager for Gateshead Council, said:

"To win one of these prestigious awards, you have to prove you are the best at almost everything. To win one once is achievement enough, but to be declared the winner three times is fantastic."

Gateshead Council was also a finalist in the best performance category for building cleaning; parks, open spaces and horticultural services and refuse collection.

10 December 2018

Gateshead's hard-working team which cooks and serves more than 11,000 school meals a day has been crowned best in the country.

Gateshead Council's School Catering Service has been singled out as the top performing school meals provider in the UK by the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE).

This is the third year running the 350-strong school catering team has won the award.

Check out our school menus

To win an APSE Performance Network Award, the performance of individual local authorities are measured and benchmarked against dozens of their rivals. The winner is the local council that has proved to be performing better than all the rest.

Michael Lamb, Facilities and Catering Manager for Gateshead Council, said:

"To win one of these prestigious awards, you have to prove you are the best at almost everything. To win one once is achievement enough, but to be declared the winner three times is fantastic."

Gateshead Council was also a finalist in the best performance category for building cleaning; parks, open spaces and horticultural services and refuse collection.

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