Catering

Most schools provide some form of catering. With increasing social pressures on healthy eating, the types of meals and snacks made available in schools is ever-changing. By using the Hub you can help give your students healthy and tasty food comfortably within your budget.


Key Considerations

Variety

Our experts will work with you to provide food that will appeal to all pupils.

Specialist support

Our experts understand the impact of the compulsory Schools Food Plan and OFSTED’s new requirements to provide a healthier lifestyle for children.

Value for Money

Parents are looking for value for money as the number of pupils eligible for school meals continues to fall across primary and secondary schools.

Guidelines

All food and meal choices served must meet the government guidelines for school meals. Maintaining commitment to reduce the levels of sugar in school meals, for example, will put your schools in a good position to meet targets set.

Using local produce

Ensure you incorporate the produce of regional farmers and producers into your menus and have sustainable buying and working practices to make sure your contract catering services have a minimal impact on the environment.

Order online

In some cases, parents and/or students order ahead of time using an easy online ordering system. Having a secured admin portal where parents can manage the food the children eat and can order and pay for their orders using Credit Cards or Online Banking is efficient and helpful for parents and schools.


Access free services

To view and download the full buying advice guide which is full of useful tips and information about how to make your procurement decisions, you must be registered.

Got a question?

Get in touch with our support helpdesk or procurement experts, who can guide you through the purchasing process.
Email: support@schoolsbuyinghubnorthwest.com 
Call us on: 03300 582 925