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

New seasonal sensations in our primary schools

Good eating habits last a lifetime so it’s even more important that our primary school menu changes to introduce children to new exciting dishes as well as some long-standing favourites. At 530 calories for a two-course meal, the new menu launches this April to provide children with a level of nutrition that will promote future health.

With seasonal tastes and trends, it includes lots of tried and tested dishes to tempt even the fussiest of young eaters and many items on the menu are also inclusive for children with a variety of medical special diets. In accordance with the School Food Plan and Soil Association’s Food for Life Served Here accreditation, parents can be satisfied that their children are eating honest food, with 75% cooked from scratch, responsibly sourced with many ingredients sourced locally.

We are linking in with #VegPower, the nationally recognised campaign that encourages children to eat more vegetables; our new vegetable swirl is an innovative way to help children ‘eat them to defeat them’.

With the addition of a salad selection each day and freshly made bread, our menus are carefully planned to help your children flourish.

Remember, all children in KS1 are entitled to a free school lunch. This includes the main red and green dishes (meat and vegetarian), jacket potato, picnic lunch and even our high street inspired ‘Streets’ menu in some infant and primary schools.

Find the new downloadable menus in weekly picture format to show your child from 4 April. Or follow us on Facebook for our 3 pm following day updates.

Your school menu

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
Free from eating out awards 2016
Hyperactive Children's Support Group
Buy with Confidence - Trading Standards
Food for life - Soil Association
Allergen Accreditation