A new chapter in Rydal Penrhos' development has begun with the appointment of Holroyd Howe as its catering provider.
The leading specialists will be offering pupils a wider variety of choice, even higher quality food and in the coming months supporting a total renovation of our dining areas and kitchen equipment in both the Senior and Prep Schools.
This is in addition to the school's already planned £50,000 refurbishment of our Sixth Form Centre, which has been the primary objective for this year’s Annual Fund campaign.
Holroyd Howe has 19 years’ experience working with independent schools and particularly boarding schools, and they began with Rydal Penrhos on Thursday, March 1 with a varied Welsh themed menu to coincide with St David’s Day.
The company have been recognised for their exceptional work with a number of industry awards, including Independent School Caterer of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
It will also deliver training and development for our current catering team, assist with menu design, and provide professional advice through their in-house nutritionists.
Amongst a whole host of changes Holroyd have introduced rustic style salad bars, weekend treats for boarders, regular theme days and tasting tables and first-class hospitality, from match teas to formal dinners.
The breakfast, lunch and supper menus will be inspired by local and international dishes.
Headmaster Simon Smith, said: “Holroyd Howe’s offer is based upon ‘glorious ingredients, balanced nutrition, making food fun, inspiring creativity and exceptional hospitality’. These are exactly the values that we want from our caterers – to add value to our pupils' overall educational experience.
“I anticipate Holroyd making changes which reflect the needs, culture and aspirations of our school. In a boarding environment which promotes learning and leadership we must also provide healthy and exciting eating experiences which are restaurant standard. It is also a prime example of us being a listening school and being responsive to our pupils’ voice.
“Not only am I delighted with the new menus I am extremely excited by the plans for the new Dining Rooms with their emphasis on contemporary dining.
“Today is an exciting day but it’s just the beginning of what will be a very fruitful partnership with Holroyd Howe for the benefit of the whole School community and our many, many visitors.
“Our recent, outstanding, Good Schools Guide review shows our current strengths this development shows we have no intention of resting on our laurels.”