Sustainable Catering

Sustainable Catering

Harrow's 60-strong Catering team provides breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week during term time for our 830 boys - that is 3,500 meals per school day and 25,000 packed meals each year.

Given the scale of our catering operation, environmental sustainability is a top priority. In our packed meals, we supply water bottles made from 50% recycled plastic by Belu, who invest 100% of their net profits in the clean water charity WaterAid. Our salad containers are fully compostable and made from sugarcane, while our sandwich and bagette packaging is 100% biodegradable.

For meals served on-site, we aim to source the best-quality seasonal produce and cost-effective ingredients from within the United Kingdom, in order to reduce our food miles. All our chickens and eggs are free range.

We work with our suppliers to improve their sustainability practices too; for example, we have recently given our fruit and vegetable supplier reusable containers in which to package 60% of our order, rather than using cardboard boxes.

Click here for more information on Harrow's Environmental Sustainability Strategy.

Homepage image by Caroline Cuse, former Photographer in Residence.