Hampton Court House prides itself on the excellence of its kitchen. Lunch is an important social event at the school. Although some pupils prefer to eat fairly quickly before dashing off to various lunchtime activities, others prefer to stay at their tables, engaged in conversation. All lunches are prepared at the school. Meat, milk, cream, butter and eggs are sourced from reputable suppliers. Potatoes, carrots and onions are likewise delivered fresh from the farm.

A bi-weekly menu rota is designed to provide a balanced, nutritious diet. Over the two week rota 27 portions of varying seasonal fruits and vegetable appear on the menu.

Edson Lopes Junior
  • Executive Head Chef

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