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Tomas Gorski, Chef for Shamley Green, Markenfield and South Hill

Tomas is an experienced chef with 15 years experience in the wider catering industry and with Castle Nursery in Markenfield since 2012. Along with an assistant he caters for over 100 children in three of our nurseries in Markenfield, South Hill and Shamley Green. 

He is responsible for maintaining and evolving our healthy nutritional programme with appealing dishes and snacks designed to engage children with new food experiences.

Tomas is well known to the children at Castle Nursery in Markenfield – he enjoys engaging the children with food and cooking-related activities, and uses these opportunities to pass on his own enthusiasm about food.

Children start learning about food at a very early age. The messages they receive during this time lay the foundations for the choices they make about food as they move up to school and beyond.

We actively teach children about nutrition, to eat well and make healthy choices. This sets the foundation for their future health and well being.

We operate a no sugar and no salt policy. We follow all the government standards to ensure healthy, nutritious meals.

These guidelines are used to prepare, plan and cook the children healthy and balanced menus.

The nutrient and food based government standards aim to make the food offered healthier by:

  • Increasing the vitamin and mineral content
  • Decreasing the saturated fat and sugars

There are four main groups which contain guidelines that we follow; the main groups are below but there are also other guidelines which intertwine these groups.

  • starchy foods
  • fruit and vegetables
  • meat, fish, eggs and beans, other non-dairy sources of protein
  • milk and dairy foods

If you would like more advice on the menu and cooking methods please pop in and visit our chef who will be happy to provide taste samples and recipes.