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Case Studies

Holy Rosary secondary school

Having already established our catering service to other schools in the region we were contacted by the principal of holy rosary secondary school who identified the unique selling points of our catering proposition as highly attractive to school management.

The hassle free nature of establishing such a complete catering solution for the school in a cost neutral way and in fact generating a new revenue stream to the school seemed like a win win proposition.

Get fresh assessed the likely location within the school and proceeded to put a project plan in place allowing the principal present to the board of management for their agreement.On receipt of instruction to proceed get fresh contracted electricians , plumbers and carpenters together with industrial grade kitchen suppliers. The installation of an industrial grade haccp compliant kitchen in the school at zero cost to the school was realised.

Our company policy is to employ locally and from the local community we recruited a qualified chef and three catering assistants. The team supported by get fresh back office staff provide choice and quality of food made from fresh ingredients daily providing students and teachers a range of products in different portion sizes suiting every budget.

The school is located along the main street in Mountbellew with numerous food service businesses competing for the students spending.  Many are offering processed foods with sugar sweetened drinks as meal deals competitively priced. This presents get fresh with a particular challenge cogniscent of our obligation to provide nutritionally balanced product offerings with value for money pricing. The student body continue to support our in-house catering solution year after year.

Our management team liaise with the principal and senior management in the school on all issues relating to our service provision. We meet regularly with healthy eating committees and the student counsel in the school taking their requirements on board endeavouring to meet and exceed expectations.

Over the last 18 months holy rosary secondary school has been transformed by way of expansive refurbishment and extension into a state of the art modern school. Our kitchen moved to a new location in the school building. To facilitate a seemless relocation get fresh collaborated with senior management, the project architect and contractor. Our new kitchen now opens on to a bright modern dining area. We re-designed our menu to reflect the aspirations of management , teachers, parents and students in keeping with this dynamic progressive school.

Holy Rosary secondary school on the 4th march 2016 celebrated its 50th anniversary and the official opening of the newly refurbished and extended school. Get fresh were delighted to provide catering to the event on this auspicious day of celebration in the history of holy rosary secondary school. We have always endeavoured to support the school community with our day to day catering service solution and this prestigious celebration afforded us the opportunity to play our part. Our staff with significant input and hard work from the students delivered an excellent meal to the 250 invited guests and helped make this small part of the occasion a great success.

Principal Maureen Walsh had this to say:
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Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair

Get fresh catering established our first schools catering venture in a neighbouring school and the principal of Pobal scoil ghaoth dobhair kept a close eye on how things developed there . He was attracted to the proposition of establishing a HACCP compliant industrial grade kitchen with freshly prepared meals in house. Doing this in a cost neutral way he identified a unique selling point when coming to his decision to progress his collaboration with get fresh catering.
It was a challenge to identify a suitable location in the school with space at a premium. In collaboration with school management inventive use was made of the available space. Through careful project management get fresh installed an industrial grade kitchen providing direct service via a hatch to the staff room. Seperately we created a counter that is carvery styled delivering our service to the students .
This catering solution to pobal scoil ghaoth dobhair was first established in september 2006 and we have sustained our relationship with the school ever since. Daily we deliver a pre class breakfast service and a more expansive breakfast service for the mid-morning break. Our lunchtime service comprises roast lunches with light-bites and salads to suit every taste and budget. All meals are cooked using fresh seasonal ingredients.
Pobal scoil is an irish language school with all lessons and conversations conducted in the irish language. It was part of the criteria laid down by the principal that get fresh catering staff should be competent in the irish language. Our staff are fluent in the irish language and by company policy our team of one qualified chef and four trained catering assistants were employed locally.
Through quality and consistent service get fresh catering strive to become part of the school community in pobal scoil ghaoth dobhair. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. Get fresh catering are always ready and willing to play our part in supporting the school through providing catering services helping the school community celebrate achievements. Most notably the opening of the schools state of the art sports hall and of course graduations and retirements.
The ethos of pobal scoil ghaoth dobhair is excellence in education with nurture and care of the students of all ability. Most recently this is evidenced by fantastic achievement in progressing remarkable numbers of students through to third level courses. At get fresh catering we would like to think we play a small part in helping students and staff fully enjoy their school life experience with quality nutritious meals and friendly service to all from a professional catering company.

Is scoil lán Ghaelach í Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair. Múintear gach ábhar sa scoil tré Ghaeilge.Is í an Ghaeilge teanga chumarsáide na scoile.
Leag an Priomhoide amach go mbeadh ar gach ball de fhoireann get Fresh sa scoil Gaeilge Líofa a bheith acu.Mar sin de,is cainteoirí dúchais Gaeilge gach ball de fhoireann Get Fresh sa scoil.Chomh maith le sin,ag cloí le polasaí an chomhluchta, is as an cheantar féin an cócaire cáilithe atá fostaithe ón tús agus an cheathrar cúntóir cáilithe.

Tré shéirbhís chothrom d,ard chaighdéan,bíonn Get Fresh i gcónaí ag iarraidh a bheith mar chuid de phobal na scoile. Tá an tatmasféar cairdiúil agus fáilteach sa scoil.Bíonn muid de shíor ag cuidiú le saol na scoile tré sheirbhísi lónadóireachta a chur ar fáil do ocáidí speisialta sa scoil m.sh. Oscailt Oifigiúil Halla Spóirt na Scoile,Ocáidí Ceiliúrtha sa scoil,Cruinnithe Foirne agus a leitheidi.

Tá ethos na ccoile thar barr agus an scoil ag freastal ar gach scoláire ar gach slí go hacadúil agus go soisialta.Tá seo le feiceáil go soiléir i dtorthaí scrúdúithe na scoile agus sa líon scoláirí a théann go coláistí triú leibheal ón scoil gach bliain. Tá sé le feiceáil sna buanna spóirt agus cultúra a bhíonn ag na scoláirí gach bliain ga náisiúnta. Bíonn ár ról féin ag Get fresh ag cuidiú leis an fhoireann agus leis na micléinn sult agus tairbhe a bhaint as a saol scoile tré bhéilte dard chaighdéan a chur ar fáil agus seirbhís mhaith ó chomhlucht gairmiúil Thosaigh Get Fresh Catering ar sheirbhís lónadóireachta i scoil in aice le Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair agus choinnigh Príomhoide na Pobalscoile súil ghéar ar caidé mar a bhí ag éirí leis an tséirbhís sin.Bhí sé den tuairim gur mhaith an rud é cistin thionsclaíoch d’ardchaighdéan a bheadh ag coimhlíonadh rialacha HACCP a chur ar bun a chuirfeadh béilí fóllaine ar fáil do phobal iomlán na scoile.Shocraigh sé dhul i gcomhar le Get Fresh Catering le sin a chur ar fáil mar go raibh sé tarraingteach mar fhorbairt agus go raibh sé ciallmhar ó thaobh costais de.

Mar gheall ar easpa spáis, ghlac sé tamall teacht ar na socruithe is fearr maidir le suíomh na forbartha úire.Tré chomhoibriú le bainistíocht na scoile, baineadh úsaid chliste as an spás teoranta a bhí ar fáil.Tré bhainistiú chúramach an tionscnaimh,chuir Get Fresh Catering cistin d’ardchaighdéan ar fáil le freastal ar riachtanainí na scoile.Socraíodh seirbhís a chur ar fáil do fhoireann na scoile tré oscailt sa bhalla idir an chistin agus an seomra foirne.

Ó thaobh na scoláirí de, socraíodh cúntar a chur ar fáil i stíl Carvery ina bhféadfadh na scoláirí a rogha béile a roghnú. Ba i Meán Fómhair 2006 a cuireadh tús leis an tséirbhís seo agus tá sé ag dul ó neart go neart ó shin.Cuirtear bricfeastaí éadroma ar fáil roimh thosach na ranganna ar maidin.Cuirtear bricfeasta níos fairsinge ar fáil ag an 11.00.r.n.. Ag am lóin, cuirtear rogha leathan de bhéilte te agus fuara ar fáil.Bíonn rogha leathan ar fáil idir béilí rósta ,sailéid agus béilí éadroma a bhíonn oiriúnach do gach luach agus do gach duine.Baintear usaid as comhábhair nua séasúracha le na béilí sin a chur ar fáil.