Principals by CH&CO spreads festive cheer with a Christmas community pop-up at a Margate primary school

Principals by CH&CO, in partnership with Northdown Primary School, Margate, is hosting a Christmas pop-up restaurant for the school and local community during the festive period.
Taking place on Thursday 20 December, pupils of the school and their families, plus members of the wider community, are invited to come along and share a delicious lunch with friends and neighbours and enjoy some seasonal fun.
Principals by CH&CO, the catering partner for Northdown Primary School, is providing lunch and its on-site team and people from the wider business will be giving their time voluntarily to prepare and serve hot and wholesome food. Guests can look forward to a delicious menu featuring sausage and mash with onion gravy, salad, or homemade soup and freshly-baked bread, followed by a traditional dessert of apple crumble and custard. Tea, coffee and cakes will also be available.
Guests will enjoy the tasty lunch in the school hall, which, along with the tables, will be decorated in keeping with the season. Local businesses have kindly supported the Christmas pop-up restaurant by donating decorations and gifts for the event.
Peter McKenna, the sales director for Principals by CH&CO, said: “The team at Northdown Primary School is very excited to be hosting the Christmas pop-up restaurant. We’ve worked with the school for 12 years and in this time, we’ve become part of the school community. Our involvement and contribution to the school goes beyond serving nutritious, tasty lunches during term time, we’re committed to sharing the joy and benefits of good food and mealtimes with pupils and parents beyond the classroom. So, when the team was asked to give up their time to help bring this great initiative to life, they jumped at the chance!
“Food is a wonderful way to bring communities together, and what better time of year than at Christmas. We can’t wait to see the pupils and their families sharing a wholesome lunch and enjoying the festivities. It’s great that we’ve also been able to include members of the wider community, it’s going to be a truly magical and uplifting event.”
Sheila Todd, the head teacher at Northdown Primary School, said: “The Christmas pop-up restaurant is a fantastic way to bring the school and local community together and spread a little festive cheer. It’s going to be a joyous event for everyone, and our pupils won’t recognise the school hall.
“It’s been great to work with our catering partner, Principals by CH&CO, on this event. They’ve played a big part in bringing this to life and been very generous in providing and creating the delicious lunch and giving their time on the day. I’d also like to thank all the local businesses that contributed by donating decorations and gifts.”