CATERING staff at Clydebank primary school proved they have all the right ingredients for success by winning a top award.

The team at Linnvale Primary School was crowned Scottish Catering Team of the Year at a special ceremony which recognises excellence, commitment and professionalism by catering staff throughout all Scotland’s local authorities.

The team impressed judges at the ASSIST Facilities Management event with its commitment to providing quality food which meets strict criteria on nutrition, cost, portion size and catering for a large range of dietary requirements.

Linnvale School catering manager, Evelyn Bryce, told the Post: “This award is testament to the hard work and commitment of our dedicated team. Our common goal is to provide children with good quality food and there’s no better compliment than seeing the children enjoying their food.

“We love working with the children and it’s important to involve them in preparing and serving the food for them and their fellow pupils to enjoy. The skills we teach the children in the kitchen can be shared at home with their family.”

Linnvale head teacher, Lindsay Thomas, added: “This is an amazing achievement and we are so proud of our catering team. This award is very well deserved and it recognises the culinary skills our pupils benefit from when they participate in the preparation and serving the food at lunchtime. ”

ASSIST Facilities Management’s objective is to help promote and improve service delivery to public sector organisations throughout Scotland and to provide support to officers involved in delivery of services.

Chairman of ASSIST, Alistair McIntyre, said: “I would like to congratulate Linnvale Primary on winning School Catering Team of the Year which is a fantastic achievement.

“They demonstrated they are innovative, caring and passionate about providing for the needs of the local community.

“They were also praised for their level of innovation on a number of projects, including their community collaboration and the five week outreach program for young people teaching them how to cook."

He added: “They are a great example of how school catering can be a big part of their local area and are excellent ambassadors for the work we do.”