Are you one of the thousands of people who could be claiming free school meals for your child? For more information please follow the link below.
We offer online main meal pre-order in our school. Orders are accessed by a touchscreen in the kitchen, giving quantities and weigh outs. Dishes are cooked to order and pupils press their name on the touchscreen, telling the cook who they are, what they ordered and identifying dishes they can’t have. When a meal is served, the cook presses a pedal which adjusts the pupils account.
Orders can be placed online from home or on the move via our online app.
You can order up to 8.55am on any given day or as far in advance as whole term. Orders can be placed on a pc, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
We encourage all parents to order with their children and not for their children.
PRE-ORDER IN THE CLASSROOM
Children can order on the day in the classroom, during registration, via the touchscreen smartboard.
Note: any orders placed from home are final and cannot be changed in the classroom.
We ensure that each school dinner has a fresh, homemade taste. From a heart warming toad in the hole meal to a succulent roast dinner carved on the hotplate, our menu's deliver diversity and great nutrition. Our vegetables are fresh, firm and full of vitamins, and our meat carefully selected to ensure high quality.
To see what school meals will be served in Dolce schools in the current term, please select the relevant menu from the list below. If you are unsure which menu your school is using please contact your school for confirmation.
St Alban's catering providers are:
Dolce is a family business with a genuine interest in the welfare of children. Our company was born out of a desire to improve upon the offerings of the private and public sector in respect to the catering service, the cleaning provision and supervisory and caretaking duties.
From our strict environmental policy to our policies on processed foods, our methodology for transforming kitchens areas and work ethic is equaled by our love for what we do. The idea that sub-par food is acceptable because it is served to children is not one that we agree with.
And the pupils and teachers we serve agree. That is why we provide contact information for the head teachers of every school we are engaged with on request. We are proud of what we do and invite you to find out more.
We have acheived top industry awards for our catering service and hope to acheive many more. For more information please visit our awards page
For more information on pre ordering please visit our website or see above.
Food Procurement & Standards
Quality ingredients are required to make quality meals.
Below are some of the standards that we set and meet when providing a wholesome, balanced and well procured meal for our clients:
All our meat is Red Tractor assured which assures production standards on safety, hygiene, animal welfare and the environment. It also means the meat in our meals is fully traceable back to independently inspected farms in the UK.
We use Fairtrade produce in our schools to ensure disadvantaged farmers and workers in developing countries get a better deal through the use of the international FAIRTRADE Mark.