Leading meals provider, apetito, is delighted to announce its partnership with the ISA, offering independent schools new and exciting solutions in the provision of delicious, nutritious, and sustainable food to pupils.
Offering schools an award-winning range of over 100 main meals and 50 desserts – all of which can be cooked from frozen by schools’ own catering teams – apetito already enjoys a strong reputation in the healthcare and care sectors for quality and service, and is now growing its presence in the independent schools sector.
All meals have been developed by the company’s in-house chefs and dietitian, giving the reassurance that meals served in school dining rooms can give headteachers and parents the confidence pupils are enjoying nutritionally balanced menu solutions that can transform mealtimes.
Taking its sustainability pledges very seriously, apetito is a strong supporter of the British food and farming industry, remaining fully committed to sourcing ingredients from suppliers who share its commitment to improving the world we live in. The company expects each of its suppliers to work to the same high standards of quality control and has a dedicated team that can trace the source of every ingredient it uses right through the food chain. apetito is also a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative.
With its extensive range of main meals and desserts to choose from (including meals that are free from 12 out of the 14 known allergens), schools can keep menus fresh and enjoyable while catering for all dietary requirements. For additional peace of mind, apetito does not allow nuts or their derivatives into any of its kitchens, and through working closely with suppliers, the company has been able to remove nut warnings from 99 per cent of its dishes.
As a Gold Preferred Supplier, apetito will be working closely with the ISA and its members to fuel and nourish young minds across the country and offer guidance and support in how to deliver the most cost-effective menu solutions.
Mandy Chambers, New Markets and Innovations Manager says:
“The ISA plays a key role within the sector and our relationship has developed from a shared goal of supporting the health and well-being of young people in a way that offers efficiency and value for money to schools. Right now, we know schools are looking to make efficiencies without compromising on their high standards and it is great to see our partnerships helping schools to achieve this.
“We look forward to working closely with the ISA and its members and being part of a community dedicated to making a real difference to the lives of children.”
To find out how apetito can support your school, visit https://www.apetito.co.uk/school-meal-services/