Glanmore Foods Award Winning Healthy School Lunches
Operating from our state-of-the-art production facility in Blanchardstown Dublin. Glanmore Foods produce 45,000 fresh healthy school lunches daily, including a full range of nutritious hot school meals.
We are proud holders of the National Award for Hygiene and Food Safety on 4 separate occasions, beating off competition from over 2,500 competing companies.
We are independently certified as having the highest standard for Hygiene and Food Safety of any company in Ireland. We are also a proud member of Guaranteed Irish, supporting Irish business and jobs at every opportunity.
Our healthy school lunches are the freshest
Bakery: We have an on-site bakery ensuring our wide range of bakery products are baked fresh daily. All of our bakery products are “clean label” cutting out the use of additives, preservatives and colours where possible.
Fruit & Vegetables: We wash, slice and pack all of our own fruit & veg snack packs on-site daily, in excess of 250,000 per week. These include Seedless Grapes, Sliced Apples, Pineapple & Melon, Apple & Carrot, Apple & Blueberry, Raisins, Seasonal Fruit Pots, Apple & Grapes, Sliced Peppers, Sliced Cucumber and Carrot Sticks.
New Hot Meals: Glanmore Foods currently cook in excess of 12,000 healthy hot school lunches on site in national schools daily. There is a wide variety to choose from, including a roast dish, a pasta dish & a rice dish plus many more children’s favourites which vary daily. We offer 5 different daily choices (some with a gravy or no gravy option) on our exciting inclusive menu, including gluten free options and also very popular vegetarian/vegan choices. All equipment and utensils necessary for the provision of healthy hot school lunches are supplied by Glanmore Foods. The staffing of the facility is also sourced by us. In keeping with Green School initiatives, all packaging and cutlery is compostable.
At Glanmore Food we are constantly striving to reduce our carbon footprint and be as eco-friendly as the industry allows us, this year we have installed water filters in schools to eradicate the use of single use plastic bottles, changed the plastic cutlery to wooden and aim to be fully compostable by 20/21 school year.
Our school lunches are the healthiest:
We provide more options of fruit and vegetables on our menu than any of our competitors with a choice of 7 varieties of fruit packs, 3 varieties of vegetable packs and 3 varieties of whole fruits. Our healthy white bread contains 4% fibre as opposed to 1.8% fibre in normal white bread. We also produce a Hi-fibre soft white roll, this is unique to Glanmore Foods and contains 7% fibre with no additives, preservatives or E-numbers. The drinks on our menu are milk 189ml and water 250ml, the only two drinks endorsed by HSE.
We provide a more extensive variety and better value for money
Our fruit packs are not just the freshest, they are also more substantial than our competitors. Our sliced apple and apple and grape packs are 70grms versus 50grms. Our Demi-baguettes are 85grms as opposed to 55grms. The quality of our sandwich/roll fillings is of the highest standard as you would expect from Irelands leading suppliers, Glanbia, Avonmore, Carroll Cuisine, Shamrock Foods, Total Produce, Keeling’s and Kerry Foods.
Our web based ordering system is easy to navigate and can be accessed at home or in school.