Cucina Restaurants

Letter from Ken Navin, Cucina/Impact Food Client Relation Director - June 2022

We operate a cashless catering system at the School and should your child prefer to have school meals, encourage you to ensure that their accounts have sufficient available funds in preparation for the school day. 

The catering contractor with responsibility for operating the restaurant at Bishophalt School is Cucina Restaurants.  

Cucina offer a variety of choices on a daily basis, as well as a breakfast, break, lunch and after school food offer. One of our key objectives when appointing a caterer was to improve the provision of our school meals and indeed the quality of lunches for those students entitled to a free school lunch.  

Here at Bishophalt School we like to ensure that every child has the opportunity to have a substantial and balanced meal and the FSM Policy entitles all FSM students to choose any 2 items from the core menu at lunchtime. The students are encouraged to select a balanced meal and to  purchase both items in one transaction, at the same time.  They will not be allowed to purchase two cakes or two drinks etc.  Here are some examples of the combinations available:

  • A main meal of the day and hot or chilled dessert
  • A large pasta or noodle pot plus a fruit pot
  • A freshly made baguette served with homemade soup
  • A hot snack such as a freshly baked panini and fresh yoghurt or fruit pot

Hydration stations are available in the restaurant but if your child prefers to have a drink from the chiller then they can substitute the dessert for a drink (excluding Hydra Juice).  Your child should not worry if they go over £2.80.  Any overspend on free school meals will not be deducted from their personal purse unless they choose to have a third item which will be charged in the normal way. The two items can be chosen irrelevant of tariff. 

If your child has any food allergies or intolerances and requires assistance in making their meal choice we invite him/her to speak directly with the Executive Chef serving on the counter.