High quality, healthy dishes for Hampshire residents – HC3S wins national accolades

Work of the County Council’s Catering Service, HC3S, to produce high quality, nutritious dishes for residents, has been recognised with four prestigious, national award wins this month

Oct 24 2019

The County Council’s Executive Member for Commercial Strategy, Human Resources and Performance, Councillor Stephen Reid, said: “It is fantastic to see HC3S winning these latest awards for excellence and innovation amongst other categories, surpassing competition from public and private sector organisations.”

The award wins in October:

Two wins at the Foodservice Cateys:

Education Caterer of the Year: (for demonstrating innovation, good value and performance throughout the year).

Innovation Award: (for introducing a public Facebook page as an integral part of their customer strategy, and a staff Facebook group).

Two wins at the EDUcatering Excellence Awards:

Primary School Caterer of the Year: Jinny Cardew at Portway Junior School in Andover (for providing standards and a service that takes her expertise of school catering to a new level).

Marketing Award: (for their work to improve pupils’ perception of fish and encouraging more children to eat fish, as part of their promotion of school meals).

Councillor Reid added: “These wins are particularly welcome in HC3S’s 30th anniversary year, and continue to underpin the service’s reputation for working with farmers and suppliers to source high quality, fresh and sustainable ingredients to produce nutritious, flavoursome meals which are good value for money, for Hampshire residents.

“Many congratulations go to the entire HC3S team – their commitment, skills and expertise, shine through at moments like these.”

Over the last three decades, HC3S has evolved into a highly respected, award-winning service with 1800 staff catering to schools, country parks, libraries and visitor attractions such as Calshot Activities Centre - serving 75,000 meals across more than 500 sites each day.

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Photo credit: Foodservice Cateys