Food at MoB

Food Glorious Food

At Mill on the Brue we know that everyone coming to us needs delicious tasting, high energy, well cooked & plentiful meals.

Stuart, our catering manager, ensures that all the food is child friendly whilst at the same time healthy. We also source as much of the produce from the local area such as:-

  • Meat less than 30 miles away from the butchers in Bruton
  • Cheese – Longmans from North Cadbury 7 miles
  • Milk from the local organic dairy Somerset Dairy 0.4 miles
  • Foots free range eggs 20 miles
  • Bread from Taylors Bakery in Bruton
  • All our delcious cakes are freshly made every day

 

 

Locally sourced menus

Typical lunch menu – we highlight food miles

Kitchen Garden

Fresh, organic salad varieties being picked ready for lunch

 

Home Grown

Our History and Ethos

About 85% of the fruit and vegetables are grown at Mill on the Brue using organic methods.The relationship between the estate team and the kitchen is vital, ensuring very little waste and creating menus depending on what is in season.  We’ve planted an edible hedge last winter with all sorts of pickable fruits.

If you have specific dietary requirements it is not a problem! The catering team have wide experience cooking for different diets such as specific food allergies, health conditions or religious requirements. None of the food cooked in the kitchen contains nuts.

“SHOCK HORROR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY 10 YEAR OLDS LIFE HE HAS REQUESTED TO HAVE SOME VEGETABLES!!!!! He has an extremely limited meat heavy diet so this is joy to my ears!  He suddenly remembered trying your tomato soup whilst on a schools residential stay last Oct. and thought he would like to try some again. Do you have a recipe I can use?” Email from parent.

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We were runners up in BBC Radio 4’s Food and Farming Awards which we think says a lot!
In 2013 we still wanted to do something more so started a Zero Hero competition between our visiting schools to encourage reducing the food waste. It’s been a huge success cutting down our total food waste by 50% year on year!

Food waste competition

In 2012 the overall customer food waste total was 1000kg.

In 2015 we saw another positive uptake of the food waste challenge reducing the overall food waste for the year to an amazing 128kg and 21 schools being zero heroes!

In 2016 – the waste amounts are looking encouraging with 30 residential schools becoming Zero Heroes (no food waste for the whole of their stay).  We have also started weighing the food waste that the kitchen produces in order to completely understand the scale of the problem to that end we’ve taken the step of buying a Ridan Food composter

Ridan composter

 

Childs thoughts on the Food at Mill on the Brue

 

A Typical 5 Day Menu

About 85% of the fruit and vegetables are grown at Mill on the Brue using organic methods. The relationship between the estate team and the kitchen is vital, ensuring very little waste and creating menus depending on what is in season. We've planted an edible hedge last winter with all sorts of pickable fruits.

Monday - Arrival

Snack
Breakfast
Lunch
 Homemade Cheese & Tomato Pizza
 Chips or Potatoes
 MoB salad
 Yeo valley Fruit Yogurts
Supper
 Leek & Potato Soup
 Hot dogs
 Homemade veggie dogs
 Onions, Ketchup & Mustart
 Fresh Fruit

Tuesday

Snack
 Gingerbread
Breakfast
 Porridge
 Cereal
 Toast
 Fruit Juice
Lunch
 Chicken curry
 Chickpea curry
 Rice, poppudoms & pickles
 Pudding: chocolate tart
Supper
 Vegetable soup
 Homemade Bread
 Jacket Potato
 Cheese, beans, coleslaw & salad
 Fresh Fruit

Wednesday

Snack
 Gingerbread
Breakfast
 Porridge
 Cereal
 Toast
 Fruit Juice
Lunch
 Roast Pork & Apple Sauce
 No-nut Nut Roast
 Roast Potatoes
 Seasonal vegetables and gravy
 Pudding: Fruit crumble & custard
Supper
 Parsnip Soup
 Homemade Bread
 Beans on toast
 Grated cheese
 Fresh Fruit

Thursday

Snack
 Lemon shortbread
Breakfast
 Porridge
 Cereal
 Toast
 Fruit Juice
Lunch
 Vegetable bolognese
 Spaghetti
 MoB salad
 Garlic bread
 Pudding: Saucy lemon pudding
Supper
 Tomato Soup
 Pizza wheels
 Homemade Cornish pasties
 Homemade cheese & onion pasties
 Fresh Fruit

Friday - Departure

Snack
Breakfast
 Porridge
 Toast
 Cereal
 Fruit Juice
Lunch
Supper