We have earned an excellent reputation for providing fresh food that is popular with pupils and provides a value for money solution for individual schools, groups or entire authorities.
Our fresh food philosophy has helped us achieve the Gold Food For Life Award in many of our units, more than any other Contract Caterer.
We have seen a steady and sustained INCREASE in school meal numbers at all of our sites, and when set against a national trend of declining uptake, this clearly shows that healthy, popular and cost effective solutions can be achieved and still meet and exceed Nutritional guidelines.
We have also made a significant investment in our own in house Nutritionist, providing high quality support when and where it is needed to ensure we are leading the way in healthy school meals.
We work with a large number of food providers who are taking steps to improve the food they serve – and we have been very impressed with Edwards and Ward. With Gold meals served to more schools than any other commercial caterer, they are a fantastic example of how the Catering Mark principles can be put into practice on the ground – and prove that good, affordable food is indeed possible. Across the whole of the UK in all sectors, Edwards and Ward are the second largest Gold caterer – and were the first commercial caterer to gain 2 Gold awards for whole-county contracts. As such, they have set the bar high for the rest of the sector to follow suit.
Catering Mark Relationship Manager, Soil Association Certification