Hampshire County Council Catering Services

30 years at HC3S

Take a trip though time and find out more about some of our longest-serving members of staff

Roll of honours list

Timeline of Success

1997

Highly Commended Finalist in the Patron’s Investment in People Award by Hampshire Training and Enterprise Awards

1999

Nicky Lewin won the LACA’s School Chef of the Year, a national competition that recognise the talents of school cooks/chefs.

2004

Highly Commended at LACA for the education catering Marketing Award

2008

Hampshire was the first local authority to achieve the Good Egg award from Compassion in World Farming

John Foskett, Food Broker, won Hampshire Life Food Personality of the Year Award for work with local food producers.

2009

Gained first Wiltshire school contract

Achieved Campaign for the Protection of Rural England plaque

2011

Achieved the Good Chicken award from Compassion in World Farming

Won Healthy Schools award for secondary schools following competition with California Raisins

2005

HASCG original accreditation from the Hyperactive Children’s Support Group

2010

Received plaque from Campaign for the Protection of Rural England for work in supporting local business

2012

Alison Dombrick won LACA award for best pudding at the Chef of the Year competition

2013

Centre Charter Certificate by Chartered Institute of Environmental Health to show HC3S is committed to standards of excellence and principles of good practice as specified in the CIEH Charter

Achieved HACSG Award for Excellence in Primary School Meals from The Hyperactive Children’s Support Group

2014

Gained Good Pig Award from Compassion in World Farming

Highly Commended in the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (Hampshire) Enterprise Award

Alton Chef, Alison Dombrick, became regional champion in LACA chef of the year

Free-from Eating Out in Education (Schools, Colleges & Universities) award winner

2015

LACA (Lead Association for Catering in Education) Business of the Year

LACA Awards for Excellence – HC3S Management Team

Local Authority Caterer of the Year finalist – EDUcatering Excellence Awards

Awarded Gold for the Eat Out East Well Award by Wilshire Council

2016

Free-from Eating Out in Education (Schools, Colleges & Universities) Gold award winner

2017

Won LACA award for Professional Skills Standards

Leanne Oliver-Pulford, school cook, won Best in Show at Finishing Touches baking competition at LACA

Chef Alison Dombrick became South East finalist in the 2017 School Chef of the Year competition

2018

Achieved Food for Life Served Here bronze award from the Soil Association for all primary schools

Finalist for LACA’s awards for excellence for secondary school catering team of the year

Finalist for LACA’s awards for excellence for education marketing

Winner at EDUcatering awards for best education marketing

Opened First 6th form

2019

Winner of LACA Marketing Excellence Award

Winner of EDUCatering Marketing Excellence Award second year running

Winner Primary cater of the Year Jinny Cardew, Portway Junior School

Winner of Cateys Foodservice award – Education Caterer of the Year

Winner of Cateys Foodservice award for Innovation for the way we use social media to engender staff and communicate with parents and customers

Finalist for best Seafood Campaign at the National Fish and Chip Awards in London

Finalist for Cost Sector Catering Marketing Awards

Finalist Food for Life Served Here  Schools Champion Amanda Whatley

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