A Food Cube from PKL Group at Fairfield High School for Girls in Manchester has been a well-received by staff and students alike, reducing queuing times in the main dining area and proving to be a popular meeting place to enjoy a range of healthy snacks.
An Ofsted ‘outstanding’ academy school for 975 girls aged 11-16, Fairfield High School’s catering is run by Catering by Churchill. The contract caterers are experts in understanding eating trends among young people and how, post year seven, they are on a journey to becoming young adults, often making food choices by the brands on offer and eating environment. The PKL Food Cube, complete with ‘Urban Fresh’ branding – Churchill’s “food to go” concept- was introduced to give the students a contemporary eating place that reflects high street trends.
Located in the school car park the striking Cube sells a wide selection of hot and cold food including baguettes, jacket potatoes, sandwiches, pasta dishes, break time snacks, and hot and cold drinks, and is proving not only a success with students but with school teaching and support staff too, increasing revenue across the board. This secondary catering outlet not only means a different type of food offering, but has reduced queuing times in the main dining room too, taking the pressure off catering staff and making for a more pleasurable eating environment.
Susan Bonnell, Regional Manager for Catering by Churchill explains:
“The increased food offer has given more flexibility to students – they can now choose whether to have a hot meal at lunch time or eat on the go to fit in with lunch time activities. From the caterers perspective we have been able to better manage queuing in the main dining room and of course increase revenue as a result of having more service outlets.
“The relationship between the catering team and students has benefitted too as the new Food Cube is perceived as a more relaxed environment where people have the time to chat”.
Catering by Churchill
Food kiosk to help reduce queuing times at school