Catering support

HC3S catering support service

We provide catering support services for schools, including arranging the servicing of catering equipment and a free school meal checking service.

The annual audit gives us reassurance that good working practices are in operation and that the provider is adhering to health and safety standards.
Secondary school Headteacher

Service features

  • Management of kitchen maintenance contract on school's behalf
  • Support help and advice for free school meals eligibility in Hampshire
  • Schools or parents can check eligibility online
  • Schools outside of Hampshire County Council should contact their local authority
  • Recharging schools for paid, free and duty meals in accordance with appropriate paperwork
  • Catering administrative advice for school administration officers

Benefits to schools

  • Registration of your school as a food premises location to meet current legislation
  • Liaison with Environmental Health Officers and dealing with EHO reports relating to school lunches
  • Compliance with current food safety and allergen legislation
  • Annual food testing by Hampshire Scientific Service to ensure full traceability
  • Providing advice to schools to ensure the most appropriate catering equipment is purchased when the need arises


HC3S are a registered centre for the Royal Society for Public Health Catering qualifications.

For information on the training courses we offer, see Working for HC3S or contact


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Services for schools brochure

To access our prices for schools, contact us using the details above.