Catering for school groups
Braeside has an excellent reputation for good quality food.
The evening meals consist of a hot meal and pudding. There is always a vegetarian alternative and usually a salad bar as well.
Meal times are usually:
Breakfast: 8.15 am
Lunch: 12.45 pm
(picnic lunch, times vary)
Dinner: 6.00 pm
(times may be altered to suit requirements)
The Braeside picnic lunch aims to reduce non-biodegradable waste. Resident groups follow the following arrangement:
Other snacks are provided, including afternoon tea and cake for staff, and squash and biscuits for pupils. In the evenings a cheese board (for staff) / bread and spreads (for secondary pupils) / squash and biscuits (for primary pupils) are placed in the house kitchenette for you to organise supper.
Any special dietary requirements can be catered for by prior arrangement (usually via the Group Summary Medical/Dietary Details Form). Parents are invited to contact us directly to discuss any concerns regarding allergies or dietary requirements. Should you require any further clarification or information regarding catering, please contact us.
Medical and Special Dietary Needs
When bringing a group you are asked to provide Braeside with details of pupils’ specific dietary requirements and any medical needs in order that our staff can prepare for your visit. This should include any allergies and alternative food they should eat, or specific guidance for the child concerned.
The kitchen is a nut free environment, but not a gluten or dairy free environment. Although we are happy to cater for special diets we cannot guarantee against any cross-contamination. Parents are invited to provide specialist food for their child where necessary which can be prepared and served by the Catering team. They are also welcome to discuss specific dietary requirements with Braeside’s Catering Manager. We always provide a vegetarian option and can cater for vegans.
With regard to special diets we can supply:
· Gluten free and dairy free bread (also suitable for vegans). We can toast such bread in toast bags but please be aware we use the same toaster as for the normal bread.
· Dairy free soya milk (also suitable for vegans).
· Dairy free spread (also suitable for vegans).
· Gluten free pasta
· Gluten free gravy
We make our own gluten free and dairy free vegan biscuits/cakes/meals/desserts made with the above ingredients. These foods are prepared and cooked in a multi tasking kitchen.
We are happy to refrigerate/freeze any other special diet foods that you would like to bring.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE NEED 14 DAYS NOTICE TO BE ABLE TO CATER FOR SPECIAL DIETS.
If you have any queries with regard to special diets or meals please contact Braeside and we will be happy to advise.
Please see click here for a Group Summary Medical/Dietary needs form'.