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Our food

We know that the right nutrients can positively affect your child's mood, behaviour, health, growth and even their ability to concentrate. That's why a proper, freshly-cooked school meal is so important - and why we insist on fresh ingredients supplied by local and regional suppliers. This not only reduces food miles, it also gives our chefs the freshest quality foods to work with. 

Our local purchasing policy also supports small local suppliers and this helps to support our regional economy.

Take a closer look at where our ingredients come from (PDF) [978KB]


As well as the freshest products, we also demand high welfare standards from our suppliers. That's why all of our eggs are free range and meet RSPCA Freedom Food standards, all fish is Marine Stewardship Approved (MSC), cocoa, sugar and bananas are guaranteed Fairtrade, and all meat and poultry meet the Red Tractor assured quality standard.

We do not accept foods which are known to contain GM (genetically modified) foods, MRM (mechanically recovered meat), modified proteins, and specified flavourings and colourings.

Our awards

We have received numerous awards for the quality of our meals and for the quality of the ingredients we use.



Contact us

Gateshead School Catering
Trading and commercialisation
Shearlegs Road

0191 433 5522