Kath ‘honoured’ after scooping new award

Kath Breckon with her Primary Caterer of the Year award flanked by Jane Renton, left, from H20 Publishing, which publishes EDUcatering Magazine, and Helen Atkinson from awards sponsor Dr Oetker Food Service.
Kath Breckon with her Primary Caterer of the Year award flanked by Jane Renton, left, from H20 Publishing, which publishes EDUcatering Magazine, and Helen Atkinson from awards sponsor Dr Oetker Food Service.
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West Cliff School chef Kath Breckon has cooked up yet another award.

Not content with winning the Lead Association for Catering in Education School Chef of the Year back in March, Kath has now added the Primary Caterer of the Year title at the 2016 EDUcatering Awards run by EDUcatering Magazine.

These awards are held each year to promote the importance of good school food and to recognise those in the industry who go the extra mile.

Kath, who prepares meals for about 120 children a day, said: “I am very honoured to have won. I have a great team in my organisation and all of this just goes to prove what a good job school chefs do every day up and down the country to provide nutritious and tasty meals for children.’’

Kath was nominated for the second award by North Yorkshire County Council Catering Operations Manager June Taylor, who said: “During my years in the industry, every so often you come across someone with exceptional talent and abilities.

“Kath shares her enthusiasm and devotion for her job with everyone she meets. Her consistency and application always cause comment.

“Not only is Kath a worthy winner but she is also a great ambassador for school meals.”

“Despite winning national titles and the opportunities that come with it, Kath remains focused on cooking locally-sourced food and promoting the importance of good nutrition, sharing her success with the school, parents and pupils.”

The Deputy Leader of the County Council, Cllr Gareth Dadd, said: “Kath’s success is an indication of the importance we place on the training of our catering staff.”