Local Food Hero 2009 winner - The Dinner Ladies
18 months ago, Anya won the contract to cater lunches to the school she had been working in, after being less than thrilled about what the kids were eating. Finding local businesses to supply the new venture was the simple solution to providing healthy, tasty homemade meals and freshly baked treats for kids. By sourcing everything in this manner, they were able to offer good, honest food, prepared fresh each day, as well as giving something back to the local economy.
Anya wanted to make free range and organic products go from farm to fork, so children could taste food at its best, helping them to get excited about what they eat, and get excited about local produce. Their suppliers have benefitted in increased sales too, as children often ask their parents to buy products featured in their lunches, so they can enjoy them at home.
The Dinner Ladies were overjoyed to win the competition, and have not only scooped the prestigious title, but a stunning trophy and £5000 to invest in their business.
For more information, visit The Dinner Ladies