Education Catering

HC3S catering service

An award winning, quality catering service. We ensure only the finest and fresh ingredients go into our food. We take pride in what we do, and this pride is found in every meal we serve.

We are happy with the quality of food and the increased numbers of children choosing hot dinners. The staff work really hard and have a lovely relationship with the children. They work very well together.
Junior school Headteacher

Service features

  • Freshly cooked lunches to help children flourish
  • A dedicated service for primary age pupils with special diets
  • Middle school and secondary menus that reflect high street trends and tastes from around the world
  • Nut-free primary school kitchens are standard, so pupil safety is guaranteed
  • Catering for community use in schools
  • Hospitality catering service for inset/training days, meetings and other school events
  • Theme days and cooking events for parents and pupils
  • Cashless catering
  • Breakfast provision by arrangement
  • Mid-morning break service by arrangement
  • Nursery meals by arrangement
  • After school cookery clubs by arrangement

Benefits to schools

Education Catering provide full support throughout the year and at specific times that matter to school life, from parents' evenings to open days.

  • Partnership working to increase meal uptake and your school's operational requirements
  • Two-course tasty nutritious lunch, handmade bread and salad comes as standard
  • Discounted meals for primary school staff when eating with pupils in the dining room
  • Dietician approval for medically required special diets
  • Bespoke complex special diet menus following medical
  • Continuous development and research to provide appropriate menus that meet our ethical stance and criteria for high quality food
  • Using local suppliers where possible
  • Nutritional analysis of all school lunches
  • Use of seasonal produce where possible
  • A professional marketing service that increases uptake, help with transition into Year R, Year 3 and Year 7 and engages with schools and parents
  • Access to the 'Food to Flourish' primary teacher resource pack
  • A not-for-profit service
  • Transparent accounting