Poole Grammar is thrilled with the news that their Catering Manager Chris Watson has been shortlisted in the highly prestigious BBC Food and Farming Awards for 2016. All the finalists were announced on 6 March on Radio 4’s Food Programme. Chris has been shortlisted in the Cook of the Year category – one of three in the country.

Poole Grammar is a Food For Life gold award secondary school, one of five in the country that have achieved this. Its meals have a strong emphasis on locally sourced, high quality, organic and sustainable produce.

Chris Watson said, “I am really pleased to be in contention for this coveted award. We work so hard as a team to serve healthy meals not only to Poole Grammar but also to three local Poole schools too. Fingers crossed for the April announcements!”

Andy Baker, Poole Grammar’s Headteacher said, “Chris is a very deserving nomination in this shortlisting. His impact on the healthy eating ethos of the Poole Community has spread far and wide and we congratulate him and his brilliant catering team for giving young people the best start in life.”

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