Hampshire County Council Catering Services

Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S)

Catering services for schools, venues, workplaces and attractions - serving 75,000 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

Eat them to Defeat Them!

From February 24 through to the start of April, our primary schools are taking part in the national campaign, VEGPOWER. Headed up by the Food Foundation and ITV, children across the UK are on a mission to eat more vegetables with the battle cry ‘Eat Them To Defeat Them’.

Eat Them to Defeat Them

Find out more, and get involved


How to keep children happy, learning and entertained at home

From fun foodie word searches that help with phonics and learning verbs, to food hacks and rescue remedies for you to make the most of ingredients, we’ve got an online cupboard full of resources to help you as parents and carers during this time when you may be at home more with your children. This includes our NEW Share A Story competition.

Food To Flourish Classroom

Food to Flourish logo

Visitor attractions

HC3S run food outlets at Calshot Activities Centre and Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum. Next time you are visiting one of Hampshire’s 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 and Fareham.

Coffee shops


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