K is for Kitchen Skills

Published Date: 

22 Jul 2019 - 13:15

We've now entered week three of our A to Z of council services and what better way to start it than by paying tribute to our hardworking catering staff.

Our primary schools menu is revised twice a year and is designed in consultation with the children through pupil focus groups. This helps to ensure they have a say in the menu choices and get an understanding of the importance of having a balanced diet.

May MacKenzie is the Catering Manager at Kilninver Primary School and feels passionately about ensuring our young people get the best start in life. So, when pre-5 pupil Heidi Martin made a recipe book of delicious smoothies, May was keen to help the four-year-old bring her creations to life.

After a lot of hard work in the school kitchen, Heidi and May were able to serve up a delicious, healthy smoothie to everyone in the school – much to the delight of the pupils.

May said: “It is little things like this that make my job even more special. I love working in the school and knowing that the pupils are receiving a nutritious, healthy meal every day.”

May is just one of around 260 catering staff in Argyll and Bute schools, committed to promoting the importance of healthy choices to our children and young people.