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Cucina - School Catering

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We at Cucina are delighted to have been awarded the contract to provide on-site catering for the students and staff at Glyn School. Cucina – pronounced “Cuchina” (the Italian word for kitchen or a place where food is prepared) is a contract catering company specialising in providing fresh, healthy food in state and private education.

Cucina’s philosophy centres on the premise that eating well is crucial to improving ability and behaviour, as well as academic and athletic success. Cucina makes meals fun and helps students to broaden their knowledge and appreciation of food.

Here at Glyn, we offer an all day service from our early morning breakfast club, morning break service, lunch and after school provision...we even offer a take home service so you can try our food in your own kitchens!

Students can see dishes being freshly prepared, such as home-made pizza served fresh from our pizza oven, fresh bread made on the premises daily and a wide variety of main meals, salads, sandwiches, fruit pots and desserts, as well as mouth-watering homemade muesli bars, muffins and cakes.

We only ever serve food in our restaurants that we would be happy to be served ourselves, which is why we developed our food promises! Most of our meat is Red Tractor accredited and British, our eggs and mayo are free range, our fish is caught from sustainable stocks, our coffee and chocolate are fairtrade. To further reduce food miles, 90% or more of our fruit and vegetables are grown in the UK and we visit the farms where produce is grown regularly. Sourcing great ingredients is pointless without properly skilled chefs determined to turn it into great food every day, so we invest in that rare breed as well!

All our food is prepared in an environment where nuts and other food allergens are present, so if you have special dietary requirements, please speak to our Executive Chef who will be happy to find something suitable! Cucina are keen to provide a service for all students so if your son or daughter has a particular dietary requirement do let them know and they will do their best to cater for this.

Cucina is unique in offering students who receive free school meals any two items from the extensive daily menu for their free school meal value, regardless of price, in recognition of the importance of meals at school.

Please take a look at our Three Weekly Menus which can be downloaded below.

ParentPay and Cucina

It is important that students have money on their Cucina account in order to pay for food in the canteen. Students in receipt of free school meals are unaffected by this. Payments can be made via ParentPay, which is the schools’ favoured payment method. If you do not have ParentPay log in details please email the Finance Department at finance@glynschool.org . Alternatively, cash or cheques payable to “Cucina” can be handed in at the canteen before morning break and will be credited to students’ accounts by lunchtime. If you are concerned that your son or daughter is spending too much money on a daily basis it is possible to put a’ spend limit’ on their account. Please contact cucina@glynschool.org to arrange this

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