Hampshire County Council Catering Services

Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S)

Catering services for schools, venues, workplaces and attractions - serving 72,000 meals across 500 sites each day

Our food

We ensure that only the finest and freshest ingredients go into our food. We take pride in what we do, and this pride can be found in every meal we serve.

Press the button below to explore our ingredients, supply chain and corporate social responsibility policies. Visit our recipes page to find out how to make some of your HC3S favourites at home.

Our food

Veggie stack


Plates of food

HC3S caters for weddings, corporate events, workplace functions and special occasions. Let our vast experience, knowledge and love of good food give you peace of mind on your special day.

Visit our hospitality pages to find out more about the services we can provide. Get in touch with our hospitality team to make an enquiry.

HC3S hospitality

Christmas Celebrations 2018

Our freshly prepared school Christmas lunches are the best value in town! And the most fun too!

On the festive themed primary two course lunch menu is a choice of turkey, stuffing ball and pork sausage or Quorn fillet, stuffing ball and vegetarian sausage.  All served with gravy, crispy roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.  Desserts include fresh fruit and locally sourced New Forest Chocolate ice cream.  We guarantee that the food on our primary festive menu still meets all our Food for Life Served Here award standards.

Our secondary teams have exciting new and traditional dishes on their Mains and Streets menus during the festive period.  Whether you prefer your turkey with gravy or in a wrap with stuffing, the Christmas menu this year has something for everyone

The quality produce used for all our school lunches includes; red tractor and RSPCA assured British meats and seasonal vegetables.

Speak with your school for your Christmas lunch dates and look out for our Christmas posters.

For further information and updates follow us on Facebook.

HC3S christmas poster

Visitor attractions

Calshot Activity Centre, Lepe Country Park and Manor Farm are just a few of the sites where HC3S run food outlets. Next time you are visiting one of Hampshire’s many local attractions, be sure to come in for a bite.

Press the button below to see the full list of HC3S cafes and eateries. Get in touch to learn more about hosting HC3S in your venue or attraction.

Visitor attractions

Cream tea

Your local coffee shop

Latte in a mug

Our coffee shops are part of the local community. We've created relaxed spaces where you can enjoy curling up with a good book or meeting friends for sandwiches and cake.

You can find HC3S coffee shops in Eastleigh, Winchester, Basingstoke and Fareham.

Coffee shops


Eat out eat well award
Good Egg Award
Good Chicken Award
Allergy UK Award
Free from eating out awards 2016
Hyperactive Children's Support Group
Buy with Confidence - Trading Standards
Food for life - Soil Association
Allergen Accreditation