‘Feeding the Future’
Here at Hummersknott Academy we offer a wide range of catering both at Break and Lunch.
We currently offer a 3-week cycle menu for main meals (This can be found below).
We have daily ‘grab & go’ items such as Sandwiches, Pasta, Salad, Wraps, Jacket Potatoes, Pizza, Pizzini’s, Panini’s, Burgers and much more!
We are always excited to try new things to keep pupils interested in food we serve.
We stick to strict government guidelines with everything we serve to ensure a happy healthy lunchtime, we also follow all laws in regards to food & Allergen Safety.
In the words of the pupils “Sir I wish my Mum could do Turkey dinner like that, maybe she needs a job here” Year 7 student 2021.
Hummersknott Academy Catering offers a wide variety of dishes each day.
We have one side for our 3 delicious Main meals (including a Vegetarian option) and the other side for ‘Grab and Go’, which includes Jacket Potatoes, Hot Pasta and Sauce, Panini’s etc., with both sides meeting in the middle for Hot Dessert. Also available on each side - a wide selection of Sandwiches and Wraps, Salad Boxes, Cold Pasta Boxes, Fresh Fruit, Yogurts, Milk, Bottled Water and other drinks. Chilled Water is also available free in the Dining Hall from our fountain.
Cakes and Tray Bakes are offered near the tills –– however, sweet items are only available when purchased with a savoury item, or as part of a balanced meal - as we comply with the Government Guidelines, and are committed to promoting healthy eating
Menus are reviewed at least twice a year and new dishes introduced. A full analysis including allergens is carried out on each dish, and each item we serve, and in turn each 3 week menu cycle is analysed to ensure full compliance with Government Guidelines confirming the correct balance of nutrients is achieved. Our Catering Department is a 'nut free zone' and the food produced on site does not contain any peanuts or tree nuts. There is an allergen board located in the Dining Hall where students, staff and visitors can check on the fourteen specific allergens in all items and dishes on offer.
We operate a Cashless Till System which speeds up the process. Our system uses Contactless Cards. To ‘top-up’ a student’s lunch account payment can be made by cheque (cheques should be made payable to Hummersknott Academy), but the preferred method and the most convenient, is Parentpay, using a debit or credit card on line, here you can also check a student’s balance and see what they have been purchasing.
Our cashless system also records all students' purchases, and should you have any concerns regarding menus or allergens or need purchase information, you can email Andrew Nicholson, Catering Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org.