Dolphin Cafe

dolphin cafeThe school offers a daily interval and lunch service.  During the morning interval assorted sandwiches, home baking, fruit, health juices and milk are available in the Cafeteria.  At lunchtime the Cafeteria supplies a varied menu of two course meals to pupils.  In addition, salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit, confectionary, yoghurt and soft drinks are available.  In each case, payment is made using an Edinburgh One card when the meal is selected.

In 2012 Currie CHS was the first mainland Scottish High School to have achieved the Food for Life (FFLS) Catering Mark Bronze Standard for our Dolphin Café school kitchen.  The bronze standard requires all food served to meet the following criteria:

  • 75% of dishes freshly prepared
  • Meat is from farms which satisfy UK welfare standards
  • Eggs are from cage-free hens
  • Menus are seasonal
  • No GM ingredients are used
  • No fish are served from the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) ‘fish to avoid’ list

FFLS is a flagship programme of the Soil Association Scotland supported by the Scottish Government.  FFLS works to transform food culture and food systems across the country so we can eat food that is good for us, our communities and the planet; delivering ‘good food for all’.

In 2014 Currie CHS was selected as one of only five schools from across Scotland to be a ‘pathfinder’ pilot school whereby the school is working to deliver a ‘whole school approach’ to food by trialling the FFLS Education and Engagement Framework; linking culture, catering, curriculum and community.

Menus offer healthy and tasty meal options while reflecting the Scottish Government food and drink legal requirements for school lunches.  Special diets and allergies are accommodated subject to consultation with parent/carer and catering services.

Details of our menu can be found below.