School Lunches

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Cucina are delighted to have been chosen to provide a restaurant service for The Kingston Academy from September 2018.  

Our menus will be prepared daily in the new school kitchen which is currently under construction using the best and freshest ingredients.  Cucina will employ an executive head chef to prepare food to the highest standards and we look forward to welcoming our new customers.  A temporary kitchen facility will be available to Cucina initially and we will use our best endeavours to fulfil the menu on a daily basis but some changes may be required whilst operating from the temporary facility. 

In addition to the main menu we will be offering a wide range of freshly prepared hot hand held snacks and deli style sandwiches, baguettes and salads including homemade sushi.  A range of chilled fruit, yoghurt and dessert pots will also be available.

Pupils can purchase food on a day to day basis and choose from a selection of cold and hot food and snacks. There is no need to pre order food. Parents can view the current balance and items purchased by their child via Parentpay. Please be aware that pupils must have funds on their Parentpay account to purchase food items.

Those pupils that are eligible for free school meals will have an allowance added to their account. This means that they will be able to choose any two items and pay via the same till systems as other pupils.

We have implemented a new pupil recognition system using biometrics which will allow your child to access funds at the till to pay for their food choices.

We expect this system to improve the services we are able to offer pupils and staff significantly, with benefits including:

  • The ability for pupils to manage their own finances when choosing their food
  • Improved security for handling cash transactions in the school
  • Reduction in administration time and cost dealing with lost or forgotten cards/passwords/PINs
  • Reduction in opportunities for bullying (there is nothing that can be stolen for use by another student)
  • Children will not have to remember to bring a card
  • Reduction in queuing time

“I am delighted that The Kingston Academy as appointed Cucina to provide freshly cooked from scratch vibrant food the pupils.  As you may already know the extension work is ongoing on site and over the next two weeks we will be offering the attached menu until we move to a larger kitchen.  If you have any queries please feel free to contact me at florent@cucina.co.uk.”

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