Global food service operator BonCulina has broken into the UK education sector with the award of two school contracts.
It will be providing school compliant meals at Rosewood Independent School and Branton Community Primary School, both in Northumberland.
Having won the accounts, BonCulina aims to provide a fresh approach to the education food service market “while understanding the importance food plays in the academic environment”.
Jennifer Wood, the proprietor at Rosewood Independent School, said: “We believe healthy eating supports the link between health, behaviour and achievement. We support a zero-food waste vision; therefore, we were excited to choose BonCulina to provide meal options for our pupils and help us achieve this goal. We share the same vision and were happy to learn more about how they invest a percentage of their profits into providing meals to children in Africa for every child fed in the UK, through their ‘A Meal for a Meal’ CSR programme.”
BonCulina’s solution is aimed at helping the education sector to become more efficient in meal planning by incorporating an online tool for use in menu choices. After menu planning, meals are packaged using the company’s Torus Pak technology, helping to reduce food waste by up to 90 per cent for each meal.
Chris O’Neill, BonCulina UK sales and operations director, said: “It is great to enter the education sector and provide tasty, appealing and nutritionally balanced meals that support students in their school day.”