Three thousand biscuits baked by Cheshire West and Chester’s catering staff at Blacon High School gave MPs a tasty treat during an
event at the House of Commons promoting National School Meals week.
Chester’s MP Stephen Mosley hosted a “school meals” lunch for MPs and during prime minister’s question time took the opportunity to address David Cameron on the issue of school meals.
CWaC’s award-winning catering service was one of four school meals providers supporting the event organised by the Local Authority Catering Association (LACA) which chose Chester-based marketing firm Elygra to promote the National School Meals week in November.
The Cheshire West and Chester logo was prominent throughout the House of Commons event, appearing on posters and uniforms worn by the chefs who prepared the meals enjoyed by MPs.
Mr Mosley said: “It was fantastic to be able to give my fellow Parliamentarians the opportunity to see just how far school food has come in the last few years.
“School lunches are the ideal opportunity for us to help improve children’s’ achievement by providing a healthy and nutritionally balanced meal, and to also look again at how we can combat childhood obesity.”
LACA’s aim for this year’s campaign, is for school caterers to provide access to every child, in the 21,000 plus schools across England and Wales, to a free school lunch during National School Meals Week, (4th – 8th November). This will enable pupils to trial school meals, thus making it the biggest sampling exercise ever undertaken in the UK.
The Members had a choice of two main courses and two desserts prepared by
school caterers across the country, including Cheshire West and Chester:
• English Lamb Tagine with Roast Vegetable Cous Cous
• Vegetable Curry with Boiled Rice
• Chocolate and Beetroot Sponge with Custard
• Carrot Cake
• A Selection of Cold Drinks