Our Awards

We're proud to have achieved awards for our passion and commitment to providing a healthy and honest service.

A 'Food for Life Served Here' award in a school means your child is eating fresh, local and ethical food.

The Good Egg Award recognises companies that use cage-free eggs or egg products.

May 2022 our school customers in Waltham Forest topped the UK Greenest School Menu League School dinners serving up one million plant-based school meals a year across 50 primary and secondary schools. 

  • Proveg School Plates

    Wednesday 1 May 2024

    On Monday 4 March 2024, Conservationist and TV Presenter Chris Packham announced Waltham Forest having the most climate friendly school meals in the UK.

    You can read more on the announcement on the link below.
    Read more
  • 2024 Public Sector Awards Finalist

    Wednesday 1 May 2024

    Waltham Forest Catering were announced FINALISTS in Best Education Caterer for the Public Sector Awards. The shortlist was announced on Friday 8 March 2024.

    The 2024 Public Sector Awards took place on Thursday 4 April 2024.

    Find out more
  • Waltham Forest Staff Awards 2023

    Team of the Year

    Finalist of the Pride of Waltham Forest Staff Awards

  • LACA Awards 2023 - Finalist

    Primary School Catering Team of the Year

    Catering Business of the Year

    The LACA awards 2023 shortlist saw Waltham Forest Catering shortlisted for three awards; Catering Business of the Year, Primary School Catering Team of the Year and The Marketing Award.
    Find out more
  • ProVeg School Plates - Gold Award


    Reaching a School Plates Gold Award is an exceptional achievement, and shows an incredible commitment from the whole catering team to delivering excellence in health and sustainability through the promotion of plant-based food and reduction of meat on the school menu. To reach Gold, a caterer has to demonstrate a balanced range of plant-based, planet-friendly dishes to appeal to both children and their carers or parents, both now, and in the future as they establish healthy patterns of eating and positive food choices. In addition, the presentation, labelling and descriptions of these dishes need to be inviting, and to highlight the most planet-healthy dishes on the menu.

  • Public Sector Award 2023 - Contract Caterer of the Year

    Finalists 2023

    We were finalists in the 2023 Public Sector Awards for Contract Caterer of the Year Award!
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    Compassion in Farming

    Since 2007, the Good Egg Award has worked by recognising and celebrating the achievements of making tangible improvements to the welfare of the animals reared for food in their supply chains.
    Find out more
  • LACA Award Finalist


    Local Authority Catering Association announced shortlisted nominees for 2022 Awards for Excellence. Waltham Forest Catering has been nominated for the LACA Marketing and Green Menu Award. Announcement 7 July 2022.
    Read more on our green menu
  • Unsung Hero Award

    Public Sector Catering Awards 2022

    Andrea Moore Catering Manager at Emmanuel School has been awarded the Unsung Hero Award at the the Public Sector Catering Awards 2022.

    This is a great honour and recognises all the hard work Andrea takes on throughout the year with her creative themed food events.
    Read more on our team
  • LACA Award Finalist 2022

    LACA Unsung Hero Award

    Local Authority Catering Association has unveiled the nominated finalists across several categories for the Awards for Excellence which seek to recognise individuals and teams who continue to make a real difference in education catering. Andrea Moore from Emmanuelle School is up for the LACA Unsung Hero Award. Fingers crossed for Award night 7 July 2022
    Read ideas for food themed events
  • UK Greenest School Menu League

    Winners 2022

    We topped the UK Greenest School Menu League. Our school dinners are the greenest in the UK serving up one million plant-based school meals a year across 50 primary schools with weekly ‘Save the Planet’ days and plant-based dishes such as smoky jack fruit Jambalaya and veg stir fry with Garlic and Ginger.
    Read more on our menus