Vegetarian and vegan food

The catering team are happy to provide food for vegetarian and vegan diets, and to cater for any allergies that students may have.  Please speak to Mrs Ovens, Catering Manager if you have any special requirements and she will be happy to help you.

Vegan dishes

We are happy to announce that because of the increasing numbers of Ralph Allen students who are vegans we have adapted our school menu in order to offer vegan alternatives at break and lunchtime. We will now cater for those who chose to be vegan, as well as for meat-eaters, vegetarians and those with particular allergies. Of course, these new dishes will be available to anyone, no matter what their food preference is.

The school is delighted to provide tasty and nutritious vegan options at lunch times and at break times, and in so doing we believe we will be meeting our core values of respecting the beliefs of our students.

These vegan meals include, but are not limited to: falafel wraps, vegan shepherds pie, chickpea and sweet potato curry, mushroom risotto, five bean chilli wraps and lentil and butterbean lasagne. We will also provide delicious desserts, such as vegan brownies and muffins, and drinks with soya milk. So every day, there will be tasty options available.

Brooklyn Ashdown-Doel in Year 13, says, ‘In 2016, the number of vegans exceeded 350% of that in 2006. Clearly, this is a social justice movement that is very quickly gaining momentum. Although to many people veganism isn’t something that they are aware of, it is a topic that many of our students are passionate about. If you have any questions or concerns about veganism, please do contact me on: brooklynashdown-doel@hotmail.co.uk’

The school says: ‘We always encourage students to voice their beliefs and to let the school know how we can improve any aspects of the institution to enable everyone to achieve to the best of their abilities.  After students raised their concerns about the lack of vegan meal alternatives, we were more than happy to adapt our school menu to ensure that it is inclusive. We now want all our vegan students to come to the Snack Shack and Dining Hall to try our new dishes!’