Convenors: Heather Connors and Roberta OMalley
School Type: State Secondary School
No. of students: 1577
Days open: 5
Queensland Smart Choices Menu of the Year Award 2016 (Secondary School)
The Cavendish Road State High School team caters for a variety of preferences amongst their 1500 students. Popular dishes include ideas from other cultures like butter chicken, lamb souvlaki, burritos and fried rice.
The self-service style system directs students to a range of tuckshop made meals on entry to the tuckshop service area. Cold meals, sandwiches and yoghurts are displayed in clear packaging and in fridges at eye level to be most attractive to students. Extra variety is added to the menu through a couple of hot daily specials available each day of the week. A focus on meals is maintained by placing snacks less prominently and after students have been tempted walking past meal options.