The default spend limit has been increased to £3.50 per day due to the availability to purchase food at breakfast from 8am daily and also morning break
The catering department at St Thomas More is a department that takes huge pride in providing quality food to staff, students and visitors. We have large dedicated catering team that go out of their way to ensure all children are catered for. Head Chef Anthony Wright has over 20 year experience working in high end restaurants, gastro pubs and iconic venues. Four of our current team are ex St Thomas More Pupils and several of the team have siblings attending St Thomas More. You can read more into our team members using the “Meet the Team” tab above!
Message from the Catering Manager:
“Hello, I am the Catering Manager at St Thomas More Catholic School, I have over 20 years’ experience of working in the hospitality and catering industry and have been privileged to operate the catering facility at iconic venues such as Durham Cathedral and the Sage Gateshead. In my current role at STM I take pride in the quality food we provide the pupils, school dinners are such an important part of the day for all children.” ~ Mr R Bell
Mr R Bell
Below are a few links relating to Catering!
Bistro@STM Is the in-house catering brand we have created at St Thomas More School and we pride ourselves on FRESH, QUALITY & LOCAL ingredients.
What this means to your child:
- We only use quality prime cuts of British Meat.
- Suppliers are local to the North East.
- All fruit and Veg are Grade A, Fresh and local when possible.
- Meals are prepared onsite from our trained catering team use fresh, quality & local ingredients.
The Bistro is open for breakfast service from 7.30am – 8.45am daily (excluding Tuesdays) and also for Lunch.
During Lunch service we always provide the following options:
- Grab & Go Sandwiches, Salads & Fruit Pots
- Deli Sandwiches & Salads made to Order
- Street Eats Hot snack options (Burgers, Wraps, Tacos etc)
- Classics Traditional British food (Roast Dinners, Shepherds Pie, Fish & Chips etc)
- Pizza Pasta Pasta and Pizza
- Paninis Hot Fillet Ciabattas
- Jacket Potatoes Hot Jacket Potatoes with choice of Fillings
- Cakes Selection of home made cakes
We have introduced a sixth form coffee shop (SIX), this was a business studies project that was brought to life. We have been proudly been serving Ringtons Barista stye beverages to the sixth form, staff and visitors since 2014
Recently we have also introduced the POD, this is an alternative to the dinner hall which operates at morning break and lunch. The Pod is situated on the yard and serves a range of fresh hot and cold snacks, meals and drinks.
All menus have been designed with your child in mind; we receive feedback from the school council, teaching and parents. Menus change every term and we are always looking for new, exciting and current ideas for the pupils. We offer gluten free options(upon request) and are more than happy to assist in any special dietary requirements.
We always have 3 individual menus running each term cycling weekly meaning your child is offered a wide variety of food! To view our Autumn / Winter menu please use the tabs below:
Autumn / Winter Menu Cycle:
Richard Bell – Catering Manager
Anthony Wright – Head Chef
Julia Anderson – Front of House Manager
Mary Malloy – SIX Barista
Robert Gatiss – Commis Chef
Gill Beverley – Catering Assistant
Pauline Brady – Catering Assistant
Julie McNally – POD Catering Assistant
Carmen – POD Catering Assistant
Kyla Cook – Catering Assistant
Gary Lee – Kitchen Porter
Rhys Williams – Kitchen Apprentice