St Ann’s School brings catering inhouse with Chefs in Schools

We are delighted that catering at St Ann’s has now been taken in house and we employ our own Chef and Sous Chef through the Chefs in School Programme. 

Chefs in Schools was set up in Hackney to revolutionise school catering. Using professional restaurant chefs, Chefs in Schools transform school kitchens by upskilling staff so their school kitchens are run in the manner of a professional restaurant kitchen. 

The team now cook everything from scratch with fresh ingredients and bake bread daily.

Grace and Alex your new chefs

Grace was the head chef of a corporate catering company in East London for 3 years before joining the school – baking and all things pastry is where her heart is!

Alex used to run a street food business at Kings Cross selling Bánh mì, he loves to cook food from South and SouthEast Asia and he’s passionate about all food culture. He is also running a kitchen garden project with the students centred around sensory exploration and play.

“We’ve been really welcomed by all of the amazing students and staff  here and are enjoying it so much – positive changes are happening already with the students’ food and eating which is so encouraging and rewarding.” Grace and Alex.

Students have greatly enjoyed their new school meals this term as evidenced by big smiles and empty plates!