Millfield’s catering company, Chartwells, provide healthy, nutritious and appetising food for pupils and staff to enjoy together. We take pride in maximising the choice and variety available every day using fresh, locally and ethically sourced produce where available.
The needs and tastes of every pupil differ and our breakfast, lunch and supper menus are designed to accommodate this.
There is a cereal counter, a hot section offering a full English breakfast, as well as the option of a continental breakfast, toast, yoghurt and fresh fruit.
- Traditional hot dishes offering meat and vegetarian options, seasonal vegetables and carbohydrates
- World Food Bar with both meat and vegetarian dishes from around the globe, authentic international salads and accompaniments
- Extensive salad bar ranging from seasonal, individual vegetable to grain based “super salads”, lean protein and homemade dressings
- Homemade soup and bread station
- Paninis, jacket potatoes and baked sweet potatoes with a selection of fillings
- A wide selection of hot and cold puddings
- Fresh fruit
Whilst the range of food on offer at supper is similar to lunch, we feel this is a time for pupils to relax and an opportunity for the chefs to interact more with pupils. This is where our pop-up and themed meals such as ‘Street Food Festival’ and ‘Best of British Lunch’ come into place, combined with live cooking from our chef's stations to make for a homely and authentic supper experience for pupils.
Boarders have the opportunity to unwind with friends and enjoy meals in a more leisurely fashion on Sundays. Brunches are designed with grazing in mind and the day wouldn't be complete without a traditional roast dinner.
Food Quality and Traceability
We take pride in using the highest possible quality ingredients sourced from respected suppliers. Regular audits are carried out on our suppliers to ensure animal welfare, traceability and ethnic farming methods are practiced.
Millfield adheres to the 2014 EU regulations, which require the identification of specific allergens in food. The regulations are designed to improve the nutritional and allergen information provided to pupils, helping them to make informed choices.
Our online menu planning software allows us to manage the provision of allergen information accurately as live information of ingredients is available at the touch of a button.
Beyond the Dining Hall
We offer a variety of educational activities and workshops to prepare pupils for a healthy life after Millfield, including food budgeting and nutrition expertise. We also have a Catering Committee; this is a forum to facilitate two way communications between Chartwells and the pupils. Discussions about the food on offer, likes/dislikes and new dish suggestions take place.