Food, Glorious Food!
At Wellington School, we do much more than just feed our pupils – we bombard them with different culinary experiences and flavours. Jane Cull, our effervescent Catering Manager, is constantly introducing new and interesting menus – always using locally sourced and healthy ingredients.
In any one lunchtime, there will be a minimum of 3 main courses, a choice of many vegetable accompaniments, different types of potato or rice dishes and a range of extra goodies, such as homemade scotch eggs, pate, terrines, cheese and biscuits & delicious salads. There is always homemade soup, and a mouth-watering array of puds – starting with the healthy fruit salads and ranging through chocolate torte, pannacotta, homemade yoghurts and homemade granola, sorbets and strudels to the decidedly more substantial hearty sponge and custard. There are always more traditional elements for the less adventurous palate, and the prep school children. Our experienced catering team are able to cater for special dietary needs and are always on hand to offer support to pupils.
In addition, there are frequent amazingly themed mealtimes for boarders and day pupils. We recently enjoyed a fabulous Bollywood lunch, complete with glitter ball and curry house music, Chinese New Years have been celebrated with traditional banquets, and a street food evening introduced the flavours and tastes of the Far East and a thoroughly British Borough Market vibe. At every such occasion, the dining hall is transformed into the appropriate cultural environment.
On Saturday evenings, the Boarding community have a boarders' choice of food which is chosen by house on a rota basis and the Boarders afternoon teas are a homemade selection of cakes, pastries & fresh waffles.
The match teas and cakes are legendary, and parents, staff and pupils alike are always delighted to be playing at home.