Devon Norse runs competition for kitchen staff during NSMW

Devon Norse runs competition for kitchen staff during NSMW

As well as celebrating the great school lunch with their pupils during National School Meals Week (NSMW), school caterer Devon Norse will be cheering on their kitchen teams with an in-house competition.

Who is Coming For Dinner? tasks Devon Norse kitchen managers to come up with a concept for a school lunch, create a menu around the concept, design a poster and invite guests to attend their special lunch. The winning school and kitchen will get a cash prize of £500 and judging will take place during NSMW, which runs from 13th-17th November.

Staff at Devon Norse cater for nearly 14,000 school pupils every day across Devon and NSMW is as much about their hard work as it is about the meals they create. The caterer wants to see innovation and examples of whole school involvement in the competition entries.

Other activities planned for the week include a visit from RT Hon Ben Bradshaw to Ladysmith Junior School in Exeter who will join pupils for a school lunch and give his thoughts on the importance of having well-balanced school meals.

On Food for Life Roast Dinner Day on Wednesday 15th November, councillor John Hart, leader of Devon County Council will visit Cranbrook Educational Camps to tuck into a roast and chat to the school on healthy eating in schools.

On Thursday, Sarah Rowe, kitchen manager at Woodlands Park Primary School, will be joining Michael Caines MBE at his kitchen at Lympstone Manor for NSMW’s Host a School Chef work experience opportunity.

NSMW is sponsored by Kraft Heinz Foodservice. For more information about the activities planned for next week, visit