Llandovery College
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The College’s catering ethos is rooted in providing our pupils and staff with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, cooked on site by a team dedicated to creating ‘fuel for learning’. Food mapping allows us know exactly where this food is coming from, and pupils visit producers to learn how sustainable food supply systems should work.

We believe that sound nutrition and responsible sourcing linked to the educational process promotes the physical and cultural wellbeing of all within the College community.

We are keen to reduce the environmental impact of our catering service and to ensure high quality ingredients we aim, wherever possible, to use local suppliers.  All our meat products are bought in fresh from East’s of Brecon, our vegetables are supplied by Jones & Davies of Llandysul, our dairy products come from R & A Dairies and the remainder of our supplies are sourced from Castell Howell Foods, Crosshands.  Further details on all our suppliers and links to their websites can be downloaded here.

Our in-house catering team ensures ample choices each day including vegetarian options, plenty of fresh fruit, salad and vegetables, to enable students to choose healthy and tasty meals with plenty of variety. Those with special and religious dietary requirements are catered for and we aim to provide dishes that will suit all tastes and cultural backgrounds. Students from Year 1 upwards choose their meals at the counter. A typical school lunch may include:

  • Homemade soup with  homemade wholemeal bread as a starter
  • fish with new potatoes, choice of two vegetables; or
  • mushroom stroganoff with rice; or
  • baked potatoes with a choice of various vegetarian and other fillings
  • wide selection at the salad bar
  • fresh fruit
  • choice of traditional homemade dessert, fruit salad, yoghurt or jelly.

All meals are served in the lovely surroundings of the Great Hall. Meals are intended to be sociable, with few limits on time and conversation. Students can therefore enjoy relaxed meals whilst chatting to their friends, learning good habits from prefects and staff who join them.

Breakfast is served from 7.45 am for our boarders and house-staff and typically includes a wide choice, including the very popular cooked breakfast. For many, this filling meal is the highlight of the day and the perfect start!

Break time at 10.45am sees the opportunity to grab a drink and healthy snack.

Lunch is served in shifts to avoid frustrating delays from 12.00 until 13.30 with Gollop Prep pupils served first and different year groups coming in in stages, on rotation.

Afternoon tea at 3.40 sees another opportunity for a rest, a drink and snack before after-school activities.

Supper is served from 5.50pm for boarders.

Weekly menus can be downloaded here