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General Chat Thread, Canteen Food! in General; Whats your canteen food like!? My place is excellent!!........had a lovely pasta bake today...
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    Canteen Food!

    Whats your canteen food like!?

    My place is excellent!!........had a lovely pasta bake today

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    absolutely horrible, I only ever touch the stuff when it's inset day (no students so no healthy food required) and free otherwise its an appallingly horrible attempt at healthy food that even the caretakers dog walks away from!!!

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    Pretty good but I tend to bring in my own

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    Pretty awful, food gets prepared hours in advance and kept warm. It's also mostly bought in rather then cooked on site.

    I don't know why everyone raves about Jamie Oliver's impact on school dinners. One of his key arguments was that dinner ladies weren't cooking from fresh ingredients but instead using preprepared foods. This doesn't seem to have changed.

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    No matter how bad your food is, it could be a lot worse ... You could work at Stowe.

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    I have never eaten in ours, although the pasta i see lying on the floor by the humanities stairs looks ok.....

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    Pretty good selection here. We're a "Healty Eating School" too.

    We get our lunch for free here (and that goes for all staff), the only requirement is that you eat it there and then in the centeen, rather then take it back to your office. i can live with that, and have done for a while now

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    not too bad, we have a proper chef in (who has a sous chef and pastry chef etc). Everything is done fresh, and 90% of the stuff is local and everything is seasonal.

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    It depends on the day here... Sometimes it can be quite flavourless, and sometimes it can be quite nice. Pasta bakes for example rarely seem to have herbs in.

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    Disgusting... last place was free and GREAT, this place is expensive and gross :-(

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    I only ever have baguettes from ours but I walked past a kid at first break that was carrying a tray and I got a faint whiff of cat food. It's probably good for them!

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    The food is excellent here, all prepared in-house by our Chef. Portions could be bigger though but that's just me as I'm a pig.

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    Avoid it like the plague.... had Christmas Dinner once.... never again.... I have never seen such a pile of overcooked, tastless, unappetising badly presented excuse for food

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    They send trays of bacon sandwiches to the staff room at break time. As such, I will support them in all their endeavours.

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    Sandwiches are passable and the 'pasta pots' look ok though Ive never had one

    Anything from the main kitchen itself though is hideous. Bland and flavourless. I know they're trying to cut down on salt but the food tastes like they leave out seasoning completely.
    I keep falling for the trick on training days of thinking 'well its free, i may as well have some' - NO NO NO

    I make my own (couscous, pasta, salads, noodles) or buy sandwiches from the cafe across the road (which does an incredible trade from 6th formers/lunch pass students, says a lot about the quality of the canteen)
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