Judith Gregory

Judith Gregory

LACA Regional Chair, Wales & National Vice-Chair

udith is Education Catering Business Manager at Cardiff Council, and has worked for the service for 17 years. She trained as a Home Economist at the University of North London, and worked for Marks and Spencer as a Catering Manager, before moving onto Cardiff University and University of South Wales. Cardiff’s Education Catering service provides meals to 116 schools across the city, supporting over 15,000 Free School Meal pupils.

In 2005, as Welsh Government’s Free Breakfast Coordinator for the authority she worked closely with Welsh Government to develop and pilot their Free Breakfast Initiative across Wales. In 2015, Judith was a member of the team which developed and piloted the multi award winning Food and Fun holiday programme. It was adopted and funded by Welsh Government in 2017 and rolled out across all 22 local authorities in Wales. Judith is now lead officer for the programme at Cardiff Council, as well as being a member of the Food and Fun National Steering Group.

During the pandemic Judith worked closely with a leading cashless catering payment provider to develop an unique direct payment system to support Free School Meal pupils across Cardiff.

More recently, Judith has been working with Welsh Government representing education catering providers during the implementation planning of Universal Free School Meals for primary age pupils in Wales.

Judith spent three years as Treasurer for LACA Wales Region, and has been LACA Wales Regional Chair for the last five years. In 2017 and 2018, Judith was listed as one of the UK Public Sector Catering Most Influential People