Ark Rose Chef Chrissy to serve up Michelin-inspired school dinners

We can now add outstanding catering to our list of achievements after our chef, Chrissy Jackson, was recognised for her hard work and dedication to delicious dinners.

Chrissy, who has been cooking school meals for more than 15 years, was nominated by her employer, CityServe, to spend the day cooking at fine dining restaurant Purnells in Birmingham. Yesterday she worked side-by-side with Michelin-starred restauranteur Greg Purnell, learning tips and tricks from the very top of the catering trade.

Chrissy said: “I just love cooking. The kids at Ark Rose are such lovely children. I’ve got a great team behind me in the kitchen here and we all look after them.”

Chrissy is also part of Ark Rose’s Gardening Club, which grows apples, peas, beetroot and rosemary to use in freshly prepared meals.

Claire Pettit, Client Manager at CityServe, said: “Chrissy is a breath of fresh air, and she is so enthusiastic. She also runs Rose’s cookery and breakfast clubs.”

If you would like to find out more about any of our clubs, or about catering at Ark Rose, please call 0121 458 5380 or email