Food Explorers

Every Food Explorer menu is made up of tasty dishes packed full of nutrients, with each meal offering Food Explorers at least 3 of their 5 a day.

Our theme days  offer lots of new flavours to explore and include competitions for pupils to win Food Explorer prizes.

Most of our schools will offer three choices of a Food Explorer hot main meal, including a vegetarian or vegan option, a selection of  pasta pots, jacket potatoes or a sandwich.

Every Food Explorer is offered vegetables, side salad, bread and drinking water with their main meal. For dessert, fresh fruit and yoghurt is offered as an alternative to the homemade dessert of the day.




Our menus...

Our menus are on a three-week cycle and change every six months; after the Easter holidays to our Spring/Summer menu and after October half-term to our Autumn/Winter menu.

Click on the links below for our Spring / Summer Food Explorer menus and theme days information:

Theme days: 

As well as the above we have a wide selection of extra theme days available including further sporting events, Foods from around the World and the Harvest Festival.  If you have an event or activity taking place in your school please contact the catering team, who will assist and create you a tailored menu suited to your needs. 


World Book Day 

Derbyshire Catering Service were pleased to join the World Book day celebrations earlier this year, it was brilliant to see so many of the teams taking part and the childrens feedback has been excellent, with the pupils enjoying a selection of new products offered during the celebration. 

We look forward to seeing how the kitchen teams "Kick off a Summer of Sports" with our May theme day.

Make sure to visit our website for more information and the photographs.


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