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Independents by Sodexo secures £4.6m education catering contract in Scotland

4th Jul 2024 - 07:00
Independents by Sodexo secures £4.6m catering contract in Scotland
Independents by Sodexo has been awarded a £4.6m five year contract to deliver catering services at St Leonards School in St Andrews.

St Leonards was founded in 1887 and currently has 600 pupils aged between five and 18-years-old as well as providing a boarding experience for 150 pupils. Independents by Sodexo will introduce a brand new menu with a wide range of dishes with a focus on fresh, seasonal and nutritious food from 20th August 2024.

Independents by Sodexo will cater for pupils and staff, offering breakfast, lunch, supper as well as options for both morning and afternoon breaks. Sodexo has committed to ensuring a third of its main meals (33%) are plant-based by 2025.

Simon Knight, managing director for Independents by Sodexo, said: "We are thrilled to bring our passion and expertise to the St Leonards community and to support them in their goal to bring out the best in each pupil. Our services have been designed to support the culture of the school with a clear focus on wellbeing, enhancing learning, investing in people, collaboration and driving sustainability. 

“St Leonards has a pioneering educational heritage and is rooted in the local community. We look forward to the start of term and to serve pupils with a brand new menu focused on sustainable, nutritious and delicious food.”

Sodexo’s food waste management programme WasteWatch will enable the school catering team at St Leonards to minimise waste from improved kitchen practices. Independents by Sodexo will support the school with special events such as six form balls and weekend match teas for sports.

Simon Brian, head of St Leonards School, added: "We are delighted to partner with Independents by Sodexo. We were impressed by their commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship and their focus on enhancing student wellbeing and the learning environment through food."

Written by
Edward Waddell