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Primary school catering team up for National Award

Published: 17/10/2016

The catering team at a Flintshire primary school has been shortlisted for a national “team of the year” award. The team, from Cornist Park school in Flint, will be heading to the Vale of Glamorgan this week to see if they have been successful in the LACA (Lead Association for Catering in Education) Awards, in the category of “Frontline Catering Team of the Year”. They are the only team to be shortlisted in any category from North Wales and were nominated by Gillian Chapman, Catering Team Leader for the school. Gillian said: “I take great pleasure in nominating the catering team of Cornist Park Primary School for this Award. This outstanding team consists of Cook in Charge, Val Williams and three catering assistants, Karen Jenkins, Maggie Fellows and Lesley Berthnal. They are always prepared to go the extra mile and add fun at lunchtime. Val and the team’s enthusiasm and positivity is infectious and they have to contend with the daily compliments about their delicious food from both pupils and staff. I wish them the very best of luck.” The team will be judged against 3 other shortlisted schools on criteria including enthusiasm, initiative, creativity and high professional standards. Flintshire County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Bernie Attridge, said: “It’s great news that this team of dedicated employees has been shortlisted for this Award. The catering service at Cornist Primary School has improved in leaps and bounds and the team is a real credit to the catering service we provide to our County’s schools. Good luck to you all.”