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

Celebrating the Britishness of the food on our menus

British Food Fortnight will be coming to all our catering outlets for two weeks this autumn. The event starts on 22 September and runs until 7 October. This year our campaign focuses on the Britishness of our food and local suppliers.

Across our primary and secondary menus, key ingredients are British. Our primary schools have built their own theme day menus and we have even included items that could be used for a Harvest Festival celebration, which falls during British Food Fortnight. Our secondary schools will feature a sausage and egg wrap on their breakfast menu, using both free range locally farmed eggs and a British pork grill.

We are also celebrating at our business units, community cafes and coffee shops, and at our visitor attraction catering outlets. Featured dishes include soups prepared using British ingredients and locally sourced fruit tartlets.

For further information and updates follow us on Facebook.

We're celebrating British food

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
Allergen Accreditation