All boys join together in our relaxed, modern dining halls to eat each day.
Using the finest ingredients our chefs create a wide variety of exciting, nutritious and delicious meals. With a selection of soups, traditional meals, exciting dishes cooked on the theatre bar, vegetarian dishes, pasta, jacket potatoes, salads, freshly baked breads, desserts and fresh fruits to choose from boys enjoy great choice on a daily basis. We also cater for a wide range of special dietary requirements. We warmly welcome feedback from boys and work with them to encourage healthy eating. Our Boarders also enjoy house choice nights each week and themed menus throughout the term. Upper Sixth Form boys are given the opportunity to learn more about cooking and eating healthily in their lives beyond Bedford.
Our multi-award winning catering team says:
‘We source our food responsibly and ethically and are proud to have long standing relationships with our suppliers. All of our food is made fresh from scratch, every day. We strive to provide fresh, nutritious seasonal food and we use the best of British seasonal fruit and vegetables where possible. Fresh bread is baked daily and there is a varied salad bar available at lunch and supper.
We help pupils to adopt a healthier diet by using only lean cuts of meat, trimming all excess fat before cooking and only using rapeseed oil for cooking and olive oil for dressings. To reduce levels of salt in our meals we use herbs as an alternative to salt. Meat and poultry can be traced back to British farms. We only use Red Tractor certified fresh British beef, pork, lamb and poultry. Our fresh British bacon is made from pork reared on UK farms and smoked using beechwood chips for a delicate but delicious taste. The chefs only use fish from sustainable sources and are encouraged to use Omega3- rich fish as often as possible.
We take pride in sourcing the best ingredients to make the best food. It’s simple, we only use:
- 100% Red Tractor fresh milk and cream
- Fresh British fruit and vegetables wherever possible
- RSPCA Freedom Food accredited pork and British Lion marked eggs
- MSC certified fish and seafood
- Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and organic coffee’
independents by sodexo are proud to work in partnership with Bedford School in delivering the catering and cleaning services.