New 2017 Menu

On behalf of Rory’s School Lunches, welcome back to the 2017 school year.  We have been very busy over the holidays creating our new 2017 menu and fitting out new canteens. About the New 2017 Menu You may recall we invited parents and schools in Term 2, 2016 to “Tell Us What You Think” via an […]

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New Head Chef at Rory’s

Head Chef at Rory's

Rory’s School Lunches is delighted to announce Ben Starkey has joined our team as Head Chef. To help you get to know Ben, here’s a breakdown of a Q&A session we ran with him. Tell us about your background? I’ve been a chef for 18 years and a Head Chef for the last nine years. […]

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Rory’s Glazed Christmas Ham Recipe

Christmas Ham Recipe

If there is one thing worth doing this Christmas, it spending two hours to prepare this magnificent Christmas ham recipe. It can be eaten warm or cold and keeps for days in the fridge so it is the dish that keeps on giving. Start with a good quality ham.   You are looking for a ham with a bit […]

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Special Menus for Schools

Special Menus

Rory’s School Lunches offers special menus to cater for cultural diversity and school events. Customised catering is part of our standard canteen management service and can be used for: religious and cultural celebrations sports days and swimming carnivals schools with students from diverse cultural backgrounds senior colleges and adult education facilities The following three examples illustrate […]

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History of School Lunches

History of School Lunches

Australia has a relatively informal history of school lunches.  Research reveals little more than this video of little Shelley’s first day of school in 1972.  Her Mum packed her lunch, gave her ‘play money’ (probably for an icecream or lollies) and instructed her “don’t eat your apple until playtime.” However, Britain and the USA have had more […]

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Nutrition for Young Athletes

Nutrition for Young Athletes

While all children need a healthy balanced diet, good nutrition for young athletes is especially important. According to Kids Health, children who participate in a lot of sport may have higher energy needs. Kids and teens who are involved in all-day competitions or strenuous endurance sports (like rowing, cross-country running, or competitive swimming) that can involve 1½ […]

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8 Vegetable Pasta Sauce Recipe

8 vegetable pasta sauce recipe

Try for 5 It’s National Nutrition Week (16-22 October) and Nutrition Australia are running their ‘Try for 5‘ campaign to encourage Australians to eat more vegetables. To celebrate, we’re posting our 8 Vegetable Pasta Sauce recipe, which can also be eaten as a soup or as a sauce on meat. This is sauce is great […]

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Seaford Secondary College Appoints Rory’s School Lunches

Rory's School Lunches appointed to Seaford Secondary College

Seaford Secondary College has appointed Rory’s School Lunches to manage its canteen from Term 4, 2016. Research the market Seaford’s Business Manager, Karen Overall, started the research process in 2015.  She was concerned about the canteen’s decline in popularity with students and staff.  Particularly,  she was concerned about the safety of students leaving the campus at lunch […]

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Spring Tuscan Chicken Penne Pasta Salad

Rory's Tuscan Chicken Penne Pasta Salad

Spring is in the air!  As the days get longer and warmer, the mouth-watering aroma of BBQs waft across the suburbs.  The hot pot is banished to the back of the cupboard until next winter and hungry tummies crave salads. Rory’s Tuscan Chicken Penne Pasta Salad is simple to cook and assemble.  It can be served as a side but it […]

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