Parent Guide

Can PGL cater for special diets?

At PGL centres, we are able to deliver catering provision for many dietary requirements as specified by culture, religion and medical concerns. We regularly provide meals for a wide variety of needs including coeliac, diabetic, food allergies and vegetarian/vegan. Whilst we are unable to cater for more specific requirements such as organic-only diets or weight management programmes, we do request that you speak to your Party Leader to discuss any concerns you may have regarding dietary requirements as soon as possible. We may occasionally ask parents to provide items that are hard to get hold of locally, particularly overseas. While we will do our best to cater for special diets, it may not always be possible to meet all complex requirements.

We understand that some guests may need to measure and control their carbohydrate intake. We kindly ask those guests to choose their meals in advance, from our sample menu (below), and inform the Party Leader of the exact quantities required for each dish. The Party Leader can then provide this information to our customer services team (at least one week before travel), who can then liaise with our catering team and they will be very happy to support.

Information relating to complex dietary requirements should be provided at the time of booking. Groups must state any individual dietary requirements on final forms/names list. We may not be able to make arrangements at short notice.

Take a look at our sample menus:

There are freshly-prepared hot or cold options available at every mealtime and a self-service salad bar for children to help themselves to as much salad as they like at lunch and dinner. Homemade soup is available most days and there is plenty of bread and fresh fruit available, as well as hot and cold drinks.

Fussy Eaters
We know that some children are very particular about what they eat and if the menu doesn't suit, we can provide alternatives to ensure no-one leaves the dining room hungry. We do often find, however, that children are more likely to try new things at PGL that they wouldn't normally eat at home - it's all part of the PGL experience!

A Brownie picking food from the salad bar at PGL Delicious hot food being served to children at PGL
An example of a clean and spacious dining room at PGL A servery at a PGL centre in the South of France