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Catering and Meal Times

Students and staff eat together, around family sized tables in one of our 2 dining rooms, giving everyone a chance to catch up with their adventures so far. View our Summer Menu 2017.

If it is sunny there is the option to have a picnic on the grass or picnic benches overlooking the lake!

Our meals are provided by Norse Catering who buy seasonal, locally produced and sourced ingredients wherever possible. Seasonal, non-certified organic fruit and vegetables are supplied from the Centre’s kitchen garden. All young people visiting the Centre will have the opportunity to explore the garden and engage with food preparation from earth to table if they would like to.

We are pleased to cater for vegetarians, vegans, special diets and for those having food allergies or medical conditions if notified to us well in advance. To make this possible we require detailed information, such as what foods can be eaten and which ones must be avoided. Please complete a Dietary Requirements Form for every pupil/staff with a special dietary requirement. This must be returned to Holt Hall at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

Due to the complexity of catering for genuine dietary needs we are unable to cater for individual likes and dislikes but choices are offered within the set menu. A fruit bowl and extra bread and a variety of spreads are always available so that students can make a sandwich if they are hungry.

Biscuits, instant hot chocolate and cold milk are available on a self help basis before bedtime. The Holt Hall team will explain the arrangements to you on the first day of your course. Fresh drinking water is available on demand in the Dining Room and the Boot Room from where water bottles brought from home can be filled.

Visiting staff have access to tea and coffee making facilities at any time in the Staff Room where a kettle, microwave, fridge and sink are provided.

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