Mellors Catering Services are delighted to welcome Laura Whiting to the Nutrition and Food Development team. Laura is Mellors second qualified nutritionist, working alongside Danielle Bretherton (Head of Nutrition and Food Development) and the rest of the team, supporting Mellors Catering Services continued growth in the North as Contract Caterer of the Year 2018!
Laura brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her previous role as Nutritionist for the Children’s Food Trust. The Trust closed in September 2017 but spent over 10 years providing support, training and advice to anyone responsible for providing food to children. During her Laura’s 9 years at the Trust, she provided nutrition advice and support to schools, early year’s settings and parents using practical resources, delivery of training and the provision of a nutrition support line to ensure that children’s nutritional needs were met at school.
Mellors Catering Services now has over 210 contracts serving some 80,000 student and adults a day. It was important for the company to recruit additional support staff to ensure that all our sites are able to deliver excellent quality and nutritious food.
The focus for this new role at Mellors will be to support education sites and business and industry staff restaurants to exceed the Government’s Food Standards and improving the nutritional content of food across the estate. Laura will be working with Mellors Development Chefs (Richard and John) to design new and innovative recipes and menus, supporting sites to promote healthy choices.
Laura says, “I’m really excited to be joining the team at Mellors. I can’t wait to start working with the food development and catering teams to develop some exciting new menus and provide support across Mellors sites. Mellors prides itself on providing high quality, fresh food and we want to make sure that it not only looks and tastes good but that it’s also nutritious.”