School meals are taken very seriously at Lancing, and feeding 580 pupils and over 200 members of staff is the daily challenge for Hannah Bond, Catering Manager, and her team.
The Catering team prepare over 8,750 meals for pupils and staff every week, as well as providing all catering for College events. For most of the pupils, the College is home for 33 weeks of the year, and Hannah’s mission is to provide good, wholesome home-cooked food, of the kind they might expect to have at home.
Much of the food on offer is sourced locally. Pupils serve themselves from a choice of dishes at each meal, including salads, soups, a pasta bar and a choice of vegetarian dishes. A Food Committee of selected Sixth Form pupils meets regularly with senior staff and caterers. The catering manager is always willing to discuss specific dietary requirements with individual pupils and to tailor meals to individual needs.