Denbighshire's School Meals service is the best in the UK - and that's official.
The service was deemed to be the Best Performer in the Education Catering category at the Association of Public Services Excellence (APSE) Awards held in Blackpool last Thursday.
Services from across the UK submitted Data and APSE then short-listed down to Bolton, Cheshire West, Clackmannanshire, East Renfrewshire, Hartlepool and Manchester City Councils before Denbighshire were proclaimed the winners .
Councillor David Smith, cabinet lead member for Environment, said: "We take great pride in our school meals service as it consistently performs well in terms of the healthy, nutritious and balanced meals it offers to our children and young people.
School meals take up is on the increase, as we have devised menus that are attractive to pupils, as well as giving parents peace of mind that their children are given plenty of choice of meals in schools.
"I would like to congratulate the whole team, from the management to all the catering staff in our schools on winning this prestigious industry award. This really shows the commitment and dedication to improving the service is paying dividends."