Principals by CH&CO spreads festive cheer with pop-up school restaurant

Principals by CH&CO, in partnership with Northdown Primary School, Margate, has just hosted a Christmas pop-up restaurant for the school and local community.

Yesterday, pupils of the school and their families, plus members of the wider community, were invited to come along and share a delicious lunch with friends and neighbours and enjoy some seasonal fun.

Principals by CH&CO, the catering partner for Northdown Primary School, provided lunch and its on-site team and people from the wider business gave their time voluntarily to prepare and serve hot and wholesome food.

The menu featured sausage and mash with onion gravy, salad, or homemade soup and freshly-baked bread, followed by a traditional dessert of apple crumble and custard. Tea, coffee and cakes were also available.

Guests enjoyed the tasty lunch in the school hall, which, along with the tables, were decorated in keeping with the season. Local businesses kindly supported the Christmas pop-up restaurant by donating decorations and gifts for the event.

Peter McKenna, the sales director for Principals by CH&CO, said, “The team at Northdown Primary School were very excited to be host the Christmas pop-up restaurant. We’ve worked with the school for 12 years and in this time, we’ve become part of the school community.

'Our involvement and contribution to the school goes beyond serving nutritious, tasty lunches during term time, we’re committed to sharing the joy and benefits of good food and mealtimes with pupils and parents beyond the classroom. So, when the team was asked to give up their time to help bring this great initiative to life, they jumped at the chance!

“Food is a wonderful way to bring communities together, and what better time of year than at Christmas. It’s great that we’ve also been able to include members of the wider community.'

Sheila Todd, the head teacher at Northdown Primary School, said, “The Christmas pop-up restaurant is a fantastic way to bring the school and local community together and spread a little festive cheer.

“It’s been great to work with our catering partner, Principals by CH&CO, on this event. They’ve played a big part in bringing this to life and been very generous in providing and creating the delicious lunch and giving their time on the day. I’d also like to thank all the local businesses that contributed by donating decorations and gifts.”