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Food at Finborough

Food at Finborough is a hot topic and that is because our Head Chef involves our pupils in the development of the menus. Each week a form group picks a theme and our team of talented chefs and assistants cook it for the whole school. So far we have enjoyed a Japanese theme, with homemade sushi being served; an Indian theme, with a selection of curries and naan breads; and an American theme, with burgers and hotdogs (all with vegetarian options). Our boarders also meet to discuss evening menu suggestions and their evening snacks.

When Finborough is home, it is essential that you eat healthy, nutritious meals with occasional treats. This ethos is applicable to our entire community.

Our menus change seasonally and a typical daily menu looks like this:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Croissants and Pain au chocolat

Choice of cereals

Selection of juices, fruit selection, yogurt.

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate

Eggy bread with syrup or poached eggs on muffins

Choice of cereals

Selection of juices, fruit selection, yogurt

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate

Bacon, sausage, hash browns and beans

Porridge

Choice of cereals

Selection of juices, fruit selection, yogurt

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate

Pancakes with Bacon and maple syrup

Choice of cereals

Selection of juices, fruit selection, yogurt

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate

Sausage, bacon, tomatoes, scrambled eggs

Porridge

Choice of cereals

Selection of juices, fruit selection, yogurt.

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate

Waffles with mixed berries and syrup or muffins

Porridge

Choices of cereals

Selection of juices, fruit selection, yogurt

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate

Brunch

See below

BBQ spare ribs, sauté potatoes Individual toad in the hole, in Yorkshire puddings, with mash and gravy Roast beef, with roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and gravy Beef stew with dumplings and new potatoes Battered fish with chips Sandwich bar for boarders to select from Bacon, sausages, tomato, mushrooms, eggs
Mussels in a cream and basil sauce with garlic bread Steamed Asian cod on a bed of noodles Chicken burritos Prawn and dill risotto Sausage and chips Weekend menus will be adjusted depending on boarders’ activities
Vegetable stir fry with noodles Vegetarian sausages Vegetable burritos Vegetable stew Quorn bites N/A Natural yogurt, fruits
Soup of the day Soup of the day Soup of the day Soup of the day Soup of the day
A selection of salad item with meats and fish as another option for main course or as an accompaniment A selection of salad item with meats and fish as another option for main course or as an accompaniment A selection of salad item with meats and fish as another option for main course or as an accompaniment A selection of salad item with meats and fish as another option for main course or as an accompaniment A selection of salad item with meats and fish as another option for main course or as an accompaniment
Fruit crumble with cream Chocolate crunch with pink custard Steamed lemon sponge Jam roly poly with custard Chocolate cake Chef’s choice

We are in the business of education. At Finborough, we firmly believe that that involves educating our pupils to make the right choices when it comes to food. At lunch there is always a meat, fish and vegetarian option alongside vegetables, such as kale and broccoli. A salad bar with sixteen different options (which change daily) or hot soup are lighter alternatives, and for those that need extra ‘fuel’, pasta is served too with a variety of homemade sauces.

Until Year 2, our teachers sit with the children at mealtimes, to ensure table manners are developed, food is eaten and water is drunk! From Year 3 onwards we are building independence and pupils make their own choices. Teachers sit with prep school children and the pupils ask if they can leave the table, allowing our staff to monitor what they have eaten whilst also getting them used to clearing up after themselves.

Senior school pupils sit together and, if anyone requires more food, they only have to ask.

We are a nut free school and special dietary requirements are catered for. Our Head Chef knows personally which pupils require an alternative menu choice. Healthy snacks such as homemade protein bars and fruit are provided at morning break for all pupils (Year 1 upwards) and the whole school enjoys biscuit treats on a Friday.

The Dining Hall and Kitchen are the engine rooms of the school. We will always provide a varied selection of healthy, nutritious food which helps our pupils to make the right choices and equips them with the energy to learn and develop.

Please view our current menu’s here:

Winter Menu Week 1

Winter Menu Week 2

Winter Menu Week 3

Menus Autumn Term 2018

*Please note menus maybe subject to change.