Maidstone Road
St. Mary’s Platt
Nr Sevenoaks
TN15 8JY
01732 882596
School Secretaries:
Allison Stephenson and Jackie Hallett
Headteacher: Hannah Walters
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Lunch Information   

Autumn Menu 2019 including Jacket potatoes
The Contract Dining Company provide the school lunches which cost £2.30 per day.
Dear Schools, Parents, and Carers,
I am Amy Teichman, the Quality and Nutrition Manager for Alliance in Partnership Group of Companies.and am the point of contact for students with special dietary needs.   I will now be working alongside your kitchens to ensure that all children have a safe, varied, and tasty menu each day.
The process for creating special menus has now changed. You may have seen the Allergen Menu Request Form that has been sent out by your schools. Any student that needs to have a change of menu, must complete these forms and return them to me via the instructions on the form. I will then work directly with the parents and carers to ensure that we have a set menu that the student will enjoy. I create menus that have at least two options every day to allow the students to be able to have a choice in their meals. I also make sure that parents and carers know what their children will have each day. I also create recipes for all our exclusion meals so that we can trace any ingredient for parents and carers or environmental health officers. Finally, I coordinate these menus with the school, parent, and kitchen so that all stakeholders are aware of the student’s needs.
If your student is already enjoying special meals, this will not change. They will still be able to have their special meals. We will just be formalising the process to ensure that we have a set menu for them and that we have all the pertinent information required to produce the menu. If your child requires a special diet and you’ve been apprehensive about it in the past, please get in touch and let me help to try to make meal time inclusive for your child.
I am also able to help with carbohydrate counts for diabetic students. So, please do get in touch via the Carbohydrate Request Form that was also sent out by your school.
Our mission is to make sure that all students have a safe and healthy meal. We want lunch times to be inclusive and open to all. I look forward to working with you.
Kind Regards,
Amy Teichman BSc (HONS), MSc
Quality and Nutrition Manager
Mobile: 07969 296837 
"We have been working with The Contract Dining Company since June 2015 and are so glad we made the change! The food quality is superb and the children are enjoying trying new, healthy food. To top it off, every member of staff from the company that I have met along the way has been passionate about children eating good quality food. Their family approach to the school fits perfectly with our ethos. We are looking forward to the cookery sessions in school, which demonstrates how the company goes that step further than any other catering company I have worked with. If you are thinking about moving companies - I highly recommend The Contract Dining Company, best move we ever made!"
Hannah Walters

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