Hampshire County Council Catering Services

Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S)

Catering services for schools, venues, workplaces and attractions - serving 72,000 meals across 500 sites each day

Our food

We ensure that only the finest and freshest ingredients go into our food. We take pride in what we do, and this pride can be found in every meal we serve.

Press the button below to explore our ingredients, supply chain and corporate social responsibility policies. Visit our recipes page to find out how to make some of your HC3S favourites at home.

Our food

Veggie stack


Plates of food

HC3S caters for weddings, corporate events, workplace functions and special occasions. Let our vast experience, knowledge and love of good food give you peace of mind on your special day.

Visit our hospitality pages to find out more about the services we can provide. Get in touch with our hospitality team to make an enquiry.

HC3S hospitality

Food For Life Served Here Award

We have been presented with a Food For Life Served Here (Bronze) Award for all our 444 primary schools in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.

The Food for Life Served Here Award is an independent award scheme for those serving “local, fresh and honest food cooked by chefs who really care about quality and ingredients". The scheme means that we can guarantee that the food on our menus meets certain high sets of standards and values and offers a commitment to good food. The award is inspected annually, is regularly cited as a sign of a high quality caterer.

The bronze award focuses on standards that include removing harmful additives and trans fats from the menu, and ensuring that the majority of food available is prepared freshly. They also focus on assurances that meat is traceable and from farms that adhere at least to minimum standards of animal welfare.

Visit the Soil Association website to read more about the award

Food for life served here  - Soil Association

Visitor attractions

Calshot Activity Centre, Lepe Country Park and Manor Farm are just a few of the sites where HC3S run food outlets. Next time you are visiting one of Hampshire’s many local attractions, be sure to come in for a bite.

Press the button below to see the full list of HC3S cafes and eateries. Get in touch to learn more about hosting HC3S in your venue or attraction.

Visitor attractions

Cream tea

Your local coffee shop

Latte in a mug

Our coffee shops are part of the local community. We've created relaxed spaces where you can enjoy curling up with a good book or meeting friends for sandwiches and cake.

You can find HC3S coffee shops in Eastleigh, Winchester, Basingstoke and Fareham.

Coffee shops


Eat out eat well award
Good Egg Award
Good Chicken Award
Allergy UK Award
Free from eating out awards 2016
Hyperactive Children's Support Group
Buy with Confidence - Trading Standards
Food for life - Soil Association