Birmingham school catering service Cityserve is to officially open its new Learning and Development Centre during National School Meals Week (NSMW).
The centre, based at Cityserve’s headquarters in the city, will become a hub for training, skills and development, offering a wide range of courses and skills.
It has been accredited as a Qualsafe Training Centre and has state-of-the-art presentation technology, a lecture theatre, breakout spaces, meeting rooms and a refreshment area. The caterer will use the centre to deliver accredited training to its own staff as well as education caterers from across the UK, providing courses from basic food safety to first aid, menu development and craft chef skills.
The centre will be opened on Monday 13th November, the first day of NSMW. Visitors at the launch will see the centre in use, with pupils from Wheelers Lane Technology College in Kings Heath taking part in first aid training. There will also be the chance to see Cityserve’s state-of-the-art development kitchen, CityKitchen, in use as pupils from Turves Green Girls School in Northfield will take part in a session with the Cityserve development chefs.
“We can’t wait to launch our brand new Learning and Development Centre, which will allow us to offer a whole range of training for our own staff as well as other organisations who want to take advantage of a bespoke learning environment in an accredited Qualsafe Training Centre,” said Dale Wild, head of service at Cityserve.
“National School Meals Week is the perfect time to launch our new centre, which we hope will play a key role in making the school meals of the future across Birmingham and beyond top quality as well as reasonable in price.”
It’s just one of the activities that Cityserve will be doing to celebrate NSMW, which this year is sponsored by Kraft Heinz Foodservice. The week runs from 13th-17th November and on Wednesday 15th, Cityserve schools will be tucking into a delicious roast for Host a Roast, part of Food for Life’s National Roast Dinner Day.