Find out more about some of the ways we are improving and how we ensure all our menus include healthy and sustainable choices.
Farm to fork
We support British farming and are committed to full traceability in every meal we serve. From Red Tractor meat to free-range eggs and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) approved fish, we work to the highest standards so that you and your family are assured of a quality meal.
Our kitchens are regularly audited by Hampshire Scientific Services. Food and product safety samples are taken to ensure that HC3S outlets are clean, safe and comply with all relevant legislation.
Our commitment to sustainability extends to sourcing ingredients from local and regional suppliers wherever possible. We actively seek out suppliers whose ethics and sustainability credentials align with our own, including those who hold the New Forest Marque or the Leaf Marque. We even use vegetables and herbs grown in our own plot at Sir Harold Hillier’s Gardens.
Find out more about how our suppliers make sustainable choices.
School Food Plan
When we cook meals for your children, we ensure that we adhere to The School Food Plan. The scheme, created by the Department for Education, is all about providing children with food that promotes good health and helps them to get the most out of their time in the classroom.
The plan was launched in July 2013. It set out 17 actions to transform what children eat and how they learn about food.
Overall, the School Food Plan is about improving the academic performance of our children and the health of our nation.