Sodexo has signed up celebrity chef James Tanner to its independent schools business, Independents by Sodexo, as a consultant chef for its ‘fresh food from scratch’ ethos.
Independents by Sodexo is renowned for the seasonality, provenance and freshness of its menus. James, who owns restaurants in the southwest and southeast of England with his brother Chris, and has appeared on various TV shows for 14 years will be on hand to share his expertise with Sodexo’s chefs, advise on sustainable sourcing and to visit schools for live food demonstrations and events.
One of the first projects that James is working on with Sodexo is a sustainable fish initiative. Inspired by James’ relationship with his fish suppliers in Looe, Cornwall, who catch mixed species daily, resulting in no waste and no damage to the ocean, Sodexo will use its own fish supplier Direct Seafood to create ‘catch of the day’ specials. James will also put together signature seasonal fish recipes using species caught off Looe for school chefs to follow.
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