In House Catering Mini- Masterclass

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Or any School’s
Food: An Academy’s ^
Secret Weapon
Yinka Ewuola, Director
Eagle Solutions Services
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What do you think
about, when you hear
the words “School
food”?
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Why is food so important when
considering the change to
academy status?
Development
Behaviour
Because Food affects EVERYTHING!
Nutrition
School
Leadership
Community
Business
Academics
Social
Finance
Facilities Mgmt
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It’s all about
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Great places to start
1. Look at what’s happening with your school food at
lunch time
2. Look at your clubs
3. Look at how food supports your curriculum
Back to 1: Look at the kind of service you have, as the
easiest way to unleash the power of food is with
An In House – or Self-Managed Catering Service
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What’s it all about?
In House Catering is not just about Good/ Better Food
– It’s about changing the school’s, child’s, teachers and
community’s relationships with food
– It’s about empowering a school to use food as an
educational advantage
– It’s about making the catering spend work harder for the
school
– It’s about putting another resource in the teaching
toolbox
– It is about changing the futures of tomorrow’s choosers
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Key Features
• An In House, or Self-Managed Catering Service
is a service where:
– The catering team are direct employees of the
school
– The school takes responsibility and control for the
delivery of the meals
– The school gets to decide what goes on the menu,
who they get food from, and most importantly
how lunchtime fits into the other activities at the
school
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PLEASE NOTE:
No matter who provides your
Catering Service, the School and its
Governors are FULLY and LEGALLY
responsible for the statutory
requirements of the service
In House catering does not give you
additional legal responsibilities
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A Brief Comparison
In House Catering
Outsourced Catering
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You pay for what you use
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You pay for what you use + margins to the provider
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You control menus & choose suppliers
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You negotiate with provider whose priorities may
not match yours
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You control spend
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Un-transparent spend
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You take profits
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Provider takes profits
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You have another team directly under your control
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You have a team working in your school, but not
directly under your control.
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You have flexibility
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The service can only really adapt to the changing
needs of the school at the point of renegotiation.
Flexibility & Control
Fixed & Rigid
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A Recipe for Success
1. Strong and definite plan for set up
2. Insider Industry Knowledge
3. Provisions for the Transition Process
4. Help with the Implementation Stages
5. INDEPENDENT CHECKS AND BALANCES TO KEEP YOU ON
TRACK ON AN ONGOING BASIS
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The Financial Business Case
and “Knowledgeable Expert” Advantage
• It works for every type of school
• Every size of school
• Creates a bespoke solution that lasts ad infinitum – as it adapts with
the school
• Eliminates the School’s catering tender costs
• Financially:
– It is cheaper
– Rather than simply being a cost centre, catering can actually become a
revenue stream.
– Because of the other opportunities, the money you were spending
anyway becomes an investment in other areas.
– Proof of the Pudding: not one of the case study schools has had to put
up meal prices to parents... Lowest locally by 35p per day
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The Educational Business Case
• Provides a school with Educational Opportunities unlike any other
medium because of Food’s universal nature
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Food Weeks
Constant Menu Consultation Process
Enterprise Challenge (Student Snack Shop)
School Grown/ Made Produce
Veg Box Scheme
Social Skills: “Good Manners Week”
These are some of the things that will teach beyond normal classroom
learning, will support teaching and learning and has been recognised by
Ofsted in school reports as an excellent means for reducing the
inequalities of different groups (Multi-sensory learning for boys and
children with SEN)
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The Nutritional Business Case
• In house Catering provides superior nutrition to the other catering
options as it allows the school to be treated as an individual
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Good quality food
Focus on local sourcing
Fresh cooking as standard
Passing cooking skills to children and their families
Educating children about nutrition and food choices
Making food enjoyable (Superdooper Spag Bol)
An in house catering service give the school an extensive opportunity to
help students and their families to access to nutrition and education
about food that they would not ordinarily have.
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A great starting place to transform a
school
Let’s now consider your school food
culture
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Chestnuts Primary School
Chestnuts is a growing school that has achieved so much in the last 7 years of
their service
 Were able to realise an initial influx of £42,000 of funds from additional
income and cost reduction in the very first year
 Have continued to keep the catering service financially viable year on year
having made surpluses for reinvestment all but one year
 Continue to use the flexibility for the service to change and adapt
 No increase in cost to parents in 6 years (lowest school lunches cost to parents
in the borough)
 Celebrated food culture – London’s only FFLP Gold Award Food Culture (min
30% organic, 50% local sourcing)
 Continued emphasis on skills for life, cookery on the curriculum each week
 Enterprise project where students have been running the snack shop and
make all business and financial decisions
 Meal uptake percentage over 80%
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Food… has the power
To
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Improve education and academics
Motivate the toughest critics
Inspire long term change
Transform your school culture
Integrate your school community
Reach out to the wider community
Improve children’s life chances
Challenge beliefs
Teach about other cultures
Change the lives of today’s choosers and tomorrow’s parents
Make serious cash for the school
Make the catering spend work harder and better for the school
Save time for the teaching and admin staff
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So What?
• If any of this is of interest, come and talk to
me: (yinka@eaglessl.co.uk, 0207 241 7160)
• If you’ve never considered it before, but are
considering it now, that’s great – we have a
very special offer to support and assist the TES
SBMs…
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THANK YOU
yinka@eaglessl.co.uk
0207 241 7160
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