250 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

The Farm Kitchen team has a wealth of experience preparing our school meals with a combined 250 years of knowledge.

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Nicki Johnson

Senior Kitchen Manager

Nicki Johnson

Senior Kitchen Manager

Nicki has been with us for over 10 years giving her a wealth of Farm Kitchen knowledge. Starting out as a kitchen assistant, she now supports all of our kitchens in all aspects on a daily basis, whether it is planning menus or hands on if a kitchen is short staffed. She has also been responsible for the opening and management of all of our external kitchens. Nicki has a keen interest in food and probably even more so in food hygiene…conducting all of our internal hygiene inspections and writing policies and procedures.

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Melissa Slater

Ewerby Kitchen Manager

Melissa Slater

Ewerby Kitchen Manager

Melissa joined The Farm Kitchen team in June 2012. She manages the largest of our kitchens producing over 2500 meals a day, making sure all meals are to our high standards. Melissa is a very dedicated staff member and always goes the extra mile to ensure our meals not only look delicious but taste it too.  Melissa also loves to cook at home…her favourite dish is a Roast Supper.

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Anton Ride

Assistant Kitchen Manager

Anton Ride

Assistant Kitchen Manager

Anton has been a Farm Kitchen team member since May 2012. He works alongside Melissa, helping her to produce and deliver quality meals to our schools. Anton has a real passion for creating healthy meals for children and takes great pride in all aspects of food preparation and cooking  – felt ever more strongly by being a father of four.

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Jake Lewis

Senior Kitchen Assistant

Jake Lewis

Senior Kitchen Assistant

Jake started with The Farm Kitchen in 2014 as a Kitchen Assistant. Having demonstrated real commitment and dedication, he is now a Senior Kitchen Assistant in our Ewerby team and a great team player. Jake is always the one cracking a joke and keeping everyone smiling in the kitchen.