Hampshire County Council Catering Services

Hampshire County Council Catering Services (HC3S)

Catering services for schools, venues, workplaces and attractions - serving 75,000 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

30 years - 30 stories

Celebrating 30 years in school catering

Who can believe that HC3S has reached the ripe old age of 30? To celebrate this milestone, we are looking back at our 30 years in 30 different stories. Our staff and suppliers have shared their memories and stories about working with HC3S and how we got to where we are today. You can follow these stories over the coming weeks, sharing our journey from 1989.

Read our stories

HC3S logo celebrating 30 years

Celebrating the Britishness of the food on our menus

British Food Fortnight, 21 September to 6 October 2019, will see an estimated 3m British meals served across schools, universities, hospital and care homes.

HC3S takes pride in the Britishness of our food 365 days a year.  For the third autumn running we invite our school communities and customers to celebrate British Food Fortnight.

We are working with our schools, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and work places to create menus incorporating dishes containing British ingredients. Encouraging adults and children to think about where their food comes from.

Trips to the New Forest Fruit Company and Lyburn Organic Vegetable Farm are planned. Wicor Primary School in Portchester will be offering parents and children cookery workshops in collaboration with our suppliers.  They will learn to make family meals for £5 to recreate at home.

Tag us on our Facebook page to show us how you are getting involved in the national campaign and use the hashtag #BritishFoodIsGreat.

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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
Free from eating out awards 2016
Hyperactive Children's Support Group
Buy with Confidence - Trading Standards
Food for life - Soil Association
Allergen Accreditation