Meet our Cook

Wendy Gooding – qualifications = City and guilds NVQ 1 and NVQ 2 in catering.

Wendy has previously worked for Bolton council for 25 years and then went on to work in a private day nursery setting for a further 7 years. Wendy joined us in early 2015.

In November 2016 we received a level 5 Award from Bolton Councils food standards agency showing everyone our food hygiene is rated at “very good”.


All individual diets are catered for example dairy free, gluten free and vegetarians. All Wendy’s dishes are healthy and nutritious, no added salt and very little sugar added. Wendy takes great pride in her work and makes sure all the children enjoy lovely food. Where special diets are required, Wendy has recipes whereby all meals are similar.

All children on special diets are allocated coloured bowls/plates and all staff are made fully aware of each child’s particular dish. Documents are posted in every room to make all staff aware.

All the children love Wendy, and very often children will stand and chat to Wendy at the kitchen door.

Our menus are varied and run for a two week period. When it is summer time the menu changes accordingly.

Please see menus below = we are always open to feedback and suggestions to better ourselves.

Wendy’s Interests

Wendy is an extremely proud Bolton wanderers fan! We believe she is their Number 1 Fan! She never misses a game and is often found filling the staff and the children in with the latest updates of the club.

Wendy’s other hobby is being with her husband on long hikes.

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