For more than a quarter of a century, Chartwells has focused on helping young people build strong bodies, sharp minds and to lead long, healthy lives. To Eat, Learn and Live. Chartwells dishes up great tasting, fun and nutritious meals to schools, academies, colleges and universities, and provides all of the support services – from facilities management to cleaning – to help fuel inquisitive minds. Food for thought!
We’re giving children all the get up and go they need with our tasty food and unrivalled approach to school meals. As well as providing meals daily to students across the county, we run activities and workshops to encourage healthy eating and inspire good, lifelong habits.
We don’t just want children to eat our food... we want them to LOVE it. We wholeheartedly believe that lunchtime should be a fun part of the day, jam-packed with lots of different, flavorsome and healthy food. Plus our dedicated nutritionists bring food to life through our Eat Right, Stay Bright programme. It’s crammed with goodness... from Fun into Food lessons, student survival talks, parent workshops and breakfast clubs to our Food Superheroes and Beyond the Kitchen web hub.
We want to set young people up for their day, and for a lifetime of good eating habits. Ensuring every student has the same opportunity to develop and make a positive contribution at school, by having access to fresh, healthy and great tasting meals. Our nutritionists and chefs go to great lengths to create food that looks good, tells a story and is in tune with the latest trends – because that’s the food students tell us they want. In their words: food that’s “tasty, lovely and delicious”. And we serve it in fun and innovative spaces that are as inspiring as the classroom.
Every aspect of our service is based upon our simple set of commitments: Eat, Learn, Live. The philosophy helps us to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.
Eat is our commitment to delight our customers with great tasting food that contributes to their wellbeing. We’re proud that all of our menus offer carefully compromised mix of nutritional and tasty food, which is compliant to government legislation. We also take special care to ensure pupils and students with dietary requirements can experience Chartwells meals.
Learn is our commitment to enhancing the understanding, fun and experience of our customers and teams; creating the knowledge they need to lead a healthy life. At Chartwells, we understand the importance of healthy eating from a young age, and so, work hard to educate all our customers’ fun activities that also involve teachers.
Live is our commitment to a safe and sustainable environment that supports the health and wellbeing of our customers, clients and the wider community. Where possible, we pledge to support farmers by using locally sourced food grown in your area, all British sourced milk and eggs, and, in turn, helping to reduce carbon emissions through transportation and supporting a cleaner environment.