Working with schools to provide young adults with healthy and balanced meals every day
HC3S - your school meal provider
School meals in our secondary and middle schools are very different to the primary lunch experience. Students expect to be treated more like adults as they enter this phase in their life. It's important that our school meals reflect what students would eat out and about with friends and family.
Turning to the high street for inspiration, we provide a selection of grab-and-go options as well as sit-down meals. We do this without losing sight of the School Food Standards. Menu changes and theme days ensure that there is an exciting selection of food all year round.
Catering for residential trips
HC3S deliver the catering for pupils on residential courses at Calshot Activities Centre, Runways End Outdoors Centre and Tile Barn.
We can also prepare food for other residential and non-residential field trips. Follow the link below to find out more or get in touch with a member of our team.
HC3S can provide much more than just school lunches – simply let us know what you need and when you need it. Sandwiches for a governors’ meeting, packed lunches for an inset day or canapes for a parent-teacher night are just some of the requests we can accept.
Press the button below to take a look at our hospitality pages. To make a booking, please speak to your school’s unit manager. Alternatively, you can contact the HC3S offices directly.
For many years now HC3S have provided us with an excellent, efficient and effective service. Working collaboratively with us, we have introduced a range of initiatives such as the launch of cashless catering, two new food service points and various themed food days.
We have a close working relationship with HC3S and they listen to our ideas and suggestions, as well as provide their own. As a consequence, the number of students using the canteen has increased significantly over the last few years.
I would say that school meals are a perfect opportunity to enjoy a nutritious hot meal that sets us up for an afternoon in the classroom. I would encourage students to try school meals at secondary school, even if they’ve had packed lunches previously.