Cucina Restaurants awarded Vegetarian Society approved status for second consecutive year

Vegetarian Society Approved trademark underlines school caterer’s commitment to excellence For the second successive year, products and dishes of artisan school catering company Cucina Restaurants have been licensed to carry the Vegetarian Society Approved trademark. This accreditation gives continuing assurance to students and staff that all vegetarian dishes served in its restaurants are of the […]

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We’re not about words or badges, we’re all about the food

When just about every school caterer seems to be saying the same things about their service and the provenance of their food (we cook our food fresh each day, we use fresh, locally sourced ingredients, we offer vast daily choices…etc), what are you to actually believe? How can you know what their service and their […]

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Catering for change: our plans for a new research project

I agree with a lot of what is currently being said about the growing problem of childhood obesity and its implications for the future health of our nation. But I don’t think we will start to tackle it in any kind of meaningful way without a much clearer and more detailed understanding of the main […]

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Ready or not, here we come!

If you’ve read a few of my posts here, you’ll know something of the core beliefs that drive us at Cucina and set us apart from our competitors.

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Am I taken aback by these comments? No. I’m gobsmacked!

Am I taken aback by these comments? No. I’m gobsmacked!

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School food left behind

School food left behind. What 90% of secondary schools still need to learn.

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‘Locally sourced’ food: not as straightforward as it seems…

I’m sure you’ve heard about the many benefits of ‘locally sourced’ food ingredients: lower food miles, fresher food, better for the environment, supporting local communities

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