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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Great Hadham Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2NL

School Dinners

Hello my name is Nicky Thompson; I have been the cook manager at St Joseph's Catholic School since April 1996.

I have seen a few changes in the school meals since then, from being freshly made food, then to processed food and now back to home cooked food, thanks to Jamie Oliver putting up the price of the meal on the plate and making parents aware of what their children are eating.
At Hertfordshire Catering we pride ourselves on good food and nutritionally balanced meals.

I am very lucky in this kitchen because I have a very good team behind me to help with all the cooking and clearing up.

July 2015 we achieved the East Herts Council Environmental Health Service rating of 5 stars for hygiene, which is the best you can get. Thanks to all my team for achieving this.

At the moment I am cooking for around 230 children and there are only 309 (excluding the nursery) in the school, which I am very proud of.

If you would like your child/children to have school dinners, I need 2 weeks notice, as I have to order every other week and also two weeks notice if they would like to change to packed lunch.

If you have anything to ask about the food we provide, my door is always open for you to have a chat with me, or contact me by writing a letter. To see what sort of meals we have on offer this term have a look at the menu displayed on this website.

I look forward to seeing your children in the dining room soon.


Some of the delicious meals.

The children enjoy their school meals

The children in the reception class all have a trial meal before they are invited to start having school dinners