County’s star chef Kath cooks up Food for Life lunch

Cllr Val Arnold, centre, Cllr David Chance and Cllr Janet Sanderson with Kath Breckon, Ruth Stacey, back on the right and Yvonne Parkes, from NYCC, with children from West Cliff School.
Cllr Val Arnold, centre, Cllr David Chance and Cllr Janet Sanderson with Kath Breckon, Ruth Stacey, back on the right and Yvonne Parkes, from NYCC, with children from West Cliff School.
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West Cliff School’s award-winning chef Kath Breckon cooked a special lunch for North Yorkshire county councillors, school staff and pupils in a special Food for Life event.

The council is using money from its public health grant to fund a two-year initiative which will see 20 schools in the county taking part in the Soil Association’s Food for Life programme.

The programme helps pupils to learn about where their food comes from through growing it, having cookery lessons and making farm visits.

West Cliff Primary School is working towards being a Food for Life Ambassador School to help to spread the message more widely to other schools.

The school invited county councillors Val Arnold, Janet Sanderson and David Chance to join them and see for themselves how good a Food for Life lunch looks and tastes. The lunch was prepared by Kath Breckon and staff from North Yorkshire County Caterers.

Cllr Arnold, Chairman of the Council, said County Caterers prides itself on having reached the Food for Life bronze catering mark for their school meals, which means standards set by.

She said: “County Caterers is also proud to employ Kath, who was voted Britain’s best by a panel of professionals in a national school catering competition. The delicious meal we enjoyed with the children certainly reflected her skills.”

Kath, who has worked at West Cliff School for seven years, prepares meals for 140 children each day.