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Christmas Lunch at Ashfield Junior School
19 December 2018

The pupils and staff enjoyed the lovely Christmas lunch prepared for them by the kitchen team at Asfield junior school. The team worked really hard to decorate the service counter and the lunch was enjoyed by all.

Christmas Lunch at The Orchard
19 December 2018

The pupils and staff at The Orchard Primary School enjoyed a tasty Christmas lunch, a busy day for the kitchen team who looked like they really got in to the Christmas spirit.

Christmas lunch at Laurence Haines
19 December 2018

Our Kitchen team at Laurence Haines really put on fantastic display for all the pupils. The children all enjoyed the Christmas lunch and were amazed by the Christmas train that went round the beautiful cupcake display.

Build a burger day at St. Marys
04 December 2018

We had a build a burger day at St. Marys Junior school, the pupils were able to build their own burger with a variety of toppings. The children enjoyed being able to create their own type of burger and were surprised by the visit from our area Christmas elf!

Design a menu
08 November 2018

To celebrate national School meals week across Herts we have decided to hold a design a menu competition in our schools. We have asked the pupils to come up with a menu including a main course and a dessert. We will choose a winning menu from each school that will then be prepared by our kitchen for the whole school to enjoy.

Mexican Day at Laurence Haines
08 November 2018

The Kitchen Team cooked a Mexican themed lunch at Laurence Haines. The pupils got to try lots of different foods and enjoyed the decorations that the team had done at the service counter and the Mexican outfits worn by our staff.

Halloween Lunch at Beechfield Primary
24 October 2018

The Pupils at Beechfield Primary School were greeted for lunch by our spooky kitchen team, the ladies put on a fantastic Halloween display which was enjoyed by all the pupils

Halloween Lunch at The Russell School
24 October 2018

The kitchen team at The Russell school surprised the pupils with their great Halloween display. The children enjoyed the lunch time with all their spooky treats.

Gingerbread House
19 December 2017

We held a competition for a Ginger bread house amongst the Cooks in the area and this house was picked as the winner it was made by Tammi Watts from Tewin Cowper school

Christmas Dinner Day
13 December 2017

SWHP celebrated Christmas with the children and staff with a wonderful Christmas dinner of turkey stuffing pigs in blankets with crispy roast potatoes Carrots and Peas also we had a Butternut Squash Roast for the Vegetarians

Snow day
10 December 2017

Wow what has happened in Hertfordshire we have a complete white out and the schools are closed no deliveries are getting through and we have Christmas dinners starting this week

Children in Need Day
17 November 2017

Most schools across SWHP did something to help the Children in Need Appeal Laurance Haines had a pyjama day and cooked some Pudsy treats for the children

Halloween Time at The Russell
31 October 2017

Children at the Russell had a spooky return after their half term holiday as the kitchen staff had decorated the hatch and made some spooky treats for them Happy Halloween

School Cook of the Year
16 October 2017

I am very proud to announce that Allison Sherriff of Laurance Haines School has made it through to the regional finals of SCOTY Allison will be doing a menu inspired by her old cook Maureen Leo who sadly passed away last year her entry is chicken sweet potato and mango curry with rice and peas and homemade flatbread and dessert is Coconut Panna cotta with grilled pineapple and a twill biscuit

Pizza Day
05 October 2017

Laurance Haines decided to do a theme day of Italian food for census day and it was very successful with the ladies pulling out all the stops for the children

Kitchen Garden
20 September 2017

Coatesway kitchen garden has flourished over the summer and produced lots of good vegetables for the cook to use for the school dinner they grew Carrots Red Onions Aubergines and Courgettes

Welcome Back
05 September 2017

To welcome all the staff back at Laurance Haines Allison and her team cooked Maureens special curry in memory of their cook Maureen Leo who anniversary of her passing will be tomorrow

LACA Finishing Touches
05 July 2017

Today Stacey Boarder the Assistant Cook at Laurance Haines school entered LACA Finishing Touches Cake Competition for the second time Stacey entered the Decorated Novelty Cake and Cup Cake sections Both entries were excellent and earned Stacey a certificate of Merit and a Bronze award Well Done Stacey and keep up the good work

Bread Making at Tewin Cowper
12 June 2017

As part of our Added Benefits sessions we can do Bread Making the children find out how to make bread how to prove it and then shape it and cook it to take home we end up with some weird and wonderful shapes

The Orchard Primary Added Benefits
07 June 2017

The Orchard Primary enjoyed Added Benefits with an Assembly and Fruit Pizza Making. It was a very warm day and the fruit was enjoyed by the children The children also learnt some knife skills they learnt wether they were a sawer or a smasher

Fruit Pizza Making at Tannerswood Primary
19 May 2017

Jamie White Caterlink Development Chef treated the children of Tannerswood Primary school to a Healthy Eating Assembly and Fruit Pizza Making Session The children also made some bread to take home to Mum and Dad

Thank you Cards
12 May 2017

Lots and Lots of Thank you cards were given to the kitchen staff at Laurance Haines Primary This was to say thank you to them for making their breakfast such a special time this week and it helped them to concentrate better for their SATs

SATs Breakfast
08 May 2017

SATs week started this week and we provided a good start to the childrens day at 2 schools Laurance Haines and Beechfield provide a nutritious start to the childrens day

Easter Cakes for Easter
31 March 2017

All the children had a treat of an easter cake on the last day of term This finished off a week of an Easter Egg Hunt for all the children who had dinner The staff in the kitchen made a treat to end the week

Red Nose Day
24 March 2017

Red Nose Day was celebrated across the South West Herts schools The staff dressed up and we even had flashing lights in 1 school A red nose cake completion evolved amongst the staff but I think this cake display from Laurance Hains School won

Chinese New Year
31 January 2017

Coatesway School celebrated Chinese New Year with a Chinese Buffet of Stir Fry Vegetables with beef in Black Bean sauce Curry Rice and spring rolls. Daniel Biggs the Cook Manager did a great job and the children thoroughly enjoyed their lunch

Fruit Pizza Making
20 January 2017

Children of Ashfield Juniors enjoyed a session of Fruit Pizza making The children thoroughly enjoyed this and took their lovely work home to share

Christmas Celebrations
20 December 2016

Last day of term for all the hard working staff and Pupils of South West Hertfordshire Have a lovely Christmas and I hope you all get what you wish for in the new year

Census Day
06 October 2016

Most Schools took part in Census day Pupil choice menu so we could have a good head count to assist the schools with their funding

Roald Dahl Day
13 September 2016

Today at Laurance Haines school the children and staff celebrated Roald Dahls birthday All the children and staff dressed up as characters from Roald Dahl books and the food produced by the kitchen was also from one of Roald Dahls books Golden tickets were won and a Prize trip to the Roald Dahl museum was the prize Great fun had by all

World Cup Football
12 July 2016

One for the boys as we celebrate the Football Pinnacle of the year. Some Schools across Herts decided to put on a special meal to treat the children as we speed towards the end of the term

Queens Birthday Celebrations
19 June 2016

The Russell School celebrated the Queens Birthday with a special lunch for the children. All the school staff joined in to make the day more special for the children

More Easter Cakes
24 March 2016

Another Easter cake made by Julie Virgo at the Russell school. It was good to see all the cooks in the Hertfordshire area really take up the challenge.

Easter Fun and Cakes
23 March 2016

Easter Cakes have been made for all the children to have. Some Cooks went the extra mile to impress their children

World Book Day
03 March 2016

Celebrated in Style at Laurance Haines Primary School. All the ladies in the kitchen participated and dressed up with the children and everyone had a good time.

End of an Era
26 February 2016

Today saw the "end of an Era" in the words of Sharon Miller at Ashfield Junior School Sharon Miller and Tracey Gill have been Cooking and Working at Ashfield for 15yrs for Sharon and 12 Years for Tracey. Both decided that it was time to move on to new adventures and we wish them well. You will be missed ladies by the children of Ashfield Juniors

Holywell Assembly & Bread Making
09 February 2016

Jamie White Primary Executive Chef attendeded Holywell to present a Healthy Eating Assembly and Bread Making session with the Year 3 Children. The children had great fun and enjoyed the bread making.

Christmas in Herts
16 December 2015

Christmas was a very busy time with Christmas dinners in all the schools. We had a christmas log competition and everyone made a great effort. Julie Bacon out shone all with her reindeer head all hand made. Julie donated it to Tannerswood cake sale and helped raise funds for the school

Jo Joe Crow Assembly at Hartsbourne
14 October 2015

Hartsbourne School has a visit from Jo Joe Crow visit thier assembly today. Nick Weight was on hand to control the cheeky little Scarecrow and also conducted a Bread making session for the Year3 children

Summer End of Term BBQ at The Orchard
18 July 2015

We have catered for an Staff End of Term BBQ at the The Orchard. Jamie White, Adam Deny 2 of the company Executive Chefs were on hand to help. The Sun could have put in more of an appearance but it was a great Success and all the staff were very happy with the Food.

Tannerswood Head Teacher Retirement
09 July 2015

Caterlink were asked to cater for the retirement party for the Head Teacher at Tannerswood school.The weather was glorious as 80 people attending a party to bid Mr Lansdowne a fond farewell. Caterlink offered a selection of meat and salads for the 80 guests. Caterlink also provided a beautiful cake made by one of our Area Manager Derek Vickers.

Sports Day at The Orchard
26 June 2015

Perfect weather for a sports day at The Orchard school. We were invited to supply cakes and biscuits for the parents and siblings. A good day was had and nearly all the cakes were eaten. Thankyou to Claire Whitman the Cook Manager and Julie Bacon Mobile Cook Manager.

New Intake Food Tasting at Coatesway School
23 June 2015

New Intake food tasting at Coatesway School was very succesfull 1 parent even said that she thought it was restaurant quality food and would be happy to pay £15 per course. Well done Dan the Cook Manager

Assembly with Jo Joe Crow at Laurance Haines
04 June 2015

Nick Weight came to visit Laurance Haines and did an assembly for the whole school with the aid of a mischevious Jo Joe Crow. Nick also held a Bread making class with Year 3

Curry Day at Coatesway School
21 May 2015

Coatesway school had a curry day for all the children. It was very well recieved and the Cook Dan was asked for recipes. Well done Dan and Karen.

Easter at Divine Saviour
02 April 2015

Philippa Barker hand made hot cross buns for everychild at Divine Saviour to celebrate Easter. Philippa also made some for the staff at the school and presented them on a tray for them to tuck into at Lunch time. Well done Philippa they look Yummie!!

Jo Joe crow visit to Hertfordshire
29 March 2015

Jo Joe made a visit to Herts and visited Chorleywood school. Nick Weight also came along and held an Assembly for the whole school and held Bread making classes for year 3.

ESB Training
16 February 2015

ESB Food Safety Training and Health & Safety Training was undertaken by several staff during the half term break

Food taster
30 January 2015

Caterlink held a food tasting session for pupils and staff to test some new recipes from the new spring term menu

The Orchard School Staff Christmas party
19 December 2014

The Orchard Primary approached Caterlink to cater for thier Christmas celebration for staff and Govenors. Caterlink were happy to do this and some of our staff helped out on the day

The Orchard Christmas Party
19 December 2014

A five course meal was provided by the Primary Executive Chef Nick Weight with a little help from Julie Bacon Mobile Cook Manager. Julie, Candi, Jo and Amanda waited on the guests and from the pictures a very good time was had by all. Orchard School have now booked for next year

04 September 2014

Universal Free school meals has started and has proved very succesfull. Caterlink have prepared our staff and equiped the schools to help them cope with the extra meals.

GSK Orange Day at Laurence Haines
02 September 2014

GSK sent volunteers to Laurence Haines Primary school for a garden makeover. Caterlink were asked to supply the catering for 60 volunteers and staff. The weather was gloriously sunny and plenty of water was on hand for the volunteers. Caterlink provided a Breakfast and Lunch menu which was greatly recieved by hungry hard working volunteers.

Christmas at Hartsbourne
13 December 2013

A busy Christmas Lunch day freshly prepared by Chef Manager Margaret and general assistant Josie, who wish all the pupils and staff a very happy Christmas.

British Organic Milk in HERTS
19 September 2013

From this September we are enhancing our commitment by providing our school cooks with British Organic Milk to use in cooking in their primary school kitchens’. Naturally, I trust that our schools & pupils/parents see this positive benefit to our food sourcing.

JoJoe Crow "Out and About"
01 September 2013

One of our local schools had a special visitor to officially open their school garden today, after receiving a cheque, to set up its own kitchen garden. The project will help educate pupils about the origins of fresh food and the benefits of growing your own fruit and vegetables. The donation from Caterlink’s charitable Foundation will go towards the construction of raised garden beds at the school. The School will be able to grow an array of fruit and vegetables and involve many more children, their parents and members of the local community in food related projects and learning. The kitchen garden will enhance the focus on fresh food already in place at the school through the work of Caterlink. Neil Fuller, Managing Director of Caterlink, said: “We are delighted to support the school through our Foundation’s Kitchen Garden project. By working closely with schools, we hope to have a positive impact in reinforcing the importance of fresh food and provenance to local children. This donation from WSH Foundation will go a long way to ensuring we can achieve this.”


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