But here, we serve up some dining hall delights from across the years before the pandemic. See which dinner ladies and students you recognise in these pictures taken in schools across the city.
5. Waltheof School
Dinner lady Mary Hedderwick (63) of Handsworth Road, Sheffield, pictured with her collegues in the kitchen at Waltheof School in 2002
Photo: Roger Nadal (Staff)
6. Athelstan School
Pupils from each year at Athelstan School ,Richmond Park way joined school Dinner ladies to celebrate the schools 50th Anniversary by cutting a giant cake in front of the whole school in 2003
Photo: Barry Richardson
7. Hungerhill School
Hungerhill School dinner lady Beryl Lyall retired in 2006. Our picture shows her with grandson Keiran Lyall, aged 12, and pupils, from left, Kathryn Hope, Samantha Orridge, Sophie Morton, Kyle Betts, Adam Millward, Adam Jackson and Kathryn Payne, all aged 12.
Photo: Steve Taylor
8. Reignhead Primary
Pictured at Reignhead Primary school, Platts Drive, Beighton, where the dinner ladies lottery syndicate picked up a cheque for £118.218 after winning on the lottery in 2006
Photo: Mike Waistell