Hello, thank you for visiting the Twelve15 website.

The Twevle15 Team are part of the Government’s designated ‘Key Workers’ providing essential services during this period when extreme measures are being put in place to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus and keep us all safe. 

We are extremely proud that our Team of dedicated and loyal professionals remain at work to support schools in their role of providing childcare services to specific children.  During this period our Chefs and Assistants are working hard to deliver nutritious hot meals to the children of key workers and those children in our communities who are most vulnerable.

Of course the safety and wellbeing of our Team members is of upmost importance.  As the circumstances are fast moving, we are reviewing the situation on a day to day basis taking account of the Government’s advice.

These are unprecedented times and we salute our Team who are supporting the cause to keep the nation safe.  

If you need us at this time or require further information, please get in touch.

Otherwise, stay safe and we look forward to serving to all our pupils great food again soon.

Our story

A wealth of experience

We have been cooking good food in schools for over 70 years. We have had an incredible year, taking all the good things from our amazing past, adding a sprinkle of culinary magic and a new look, serving it with a new name that perfectly tells who we are.

A staff member and young girl, having fun together

Twelve15 — says it all

We are now Twelve15.

Twelve15 comes from our deep roots here in Surrey, the home of the Magna Carta that was signed in 1215 on the banks of the River Thames at Runnymede. This iconic great charter resonates with our own values in its belief of fair rights for every individual. It is our belief that every child has a right to good food.

We take our responsibility of influencing young people to make good food choices that will impact on their health and wellbeing so that they can enjoy long happy lives. 12- 15 is also the body fat percentage that the world’s top athletes strive to achieve so our name also reflects how seriously we take the healthy body development of future generations.

Twelve15 sounds like a time on the clock too. Team Twelve15 believes that we passed the last hour when it comes to our very special planet, Earth. We will do all that we can to ring the alarm bell louder to help people live a healthier, more responsible lifestyle, to be better with their bodies and the precious world around us.

Yes of course, Twelve15 is lunchtime too!

Pizza dough hitting a metal work surface, flour everywhere.

Our expertise

We were given the task after the Second World War: feed Great Britain’s future generation healthily. We’ve seen it all change over the past 70 years and we have changed with the times too.

Now we are ready to drive this change with our huge experience, our highly skilled professional staff and with that undying passion for healthy, tasty food that flows in our veins.

With us, Twelve15, the quality and the great taste of the school lunch is unquestionable. Come along to one of our tasting events and have a taste!

Team of expertise

Meet the chefs of this term

Abi Casbierd

Development Chef

The engine of our menu development is Abi, our incredible, highly talented, award winning food guru. Abi loves all things new, different and finds inspiration from food safaris around the Country. Try her Squash-age Roll from our menu!

MARTINA LUIZZI - Chef

Martina Luizzi

Chef

Loves all things Italian, Asian and can't resist berries. Rosemary and basil are her favourite herbs and as a real artistic and crafty creative, loves perfecting the finishing touches. She makes amazing dishes for the tummy and for the eyes too!

MAX ROMINEZ - Chef

Max Romanzin

Chef

Max is more than our herb of Provence, as he brings inspiration from around the world when it comes to flavours. He loves Chinese cuisine and he is a fan of Spanish street food. Kids say he makes the best brownies ever!

KAREN CARVER - Chef Assistant

Karen Carver

Chef Assistant

If there is something fishy, Karen is surely around. She loves fish dishes and she loves experimenting with different flavours and goes well beyond mushy peas. If you want to make her day, bring mint with you to the kitchen! That's her very favourite herb.

JOSEFINE AUSTIN - Chef

Josefine Austin

Chef

Josephine was only 6 years old when she knew she wanted to be a chef. She is drawn to Swedish cuisine. It was the fabulous Swedish flavour combinations that led her to be crowned London and South East School Chef of the Year in 2019.

JOHN HODGES - Chef

John Hodges

Chef

The finest of pastry chefs, who truly loves baking. He makes the best in class macaroons (LACA Finishing Touches 2019) and perfect dough is something that makes him tick. You do want to have a slice of bread from his kitchen.

CHARLOTTE HARRIS - Chef

Charlotte Harris

Chef

It's important to know and practice our traditions. Charlotte loves traditional foods but when it comes to baking, she is a real adventurer. She has passion to work with fresh fruits and vegetables and amazes us all showing how much you can do with potatoes!