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Secondary School Catering

Our Food

At the heart of what we do is our passion for great tasting, healthy, locally sourced food. The menus are driven by our customers’ feedback and our extensive experience in the education sector.

All our dishes are supported with recipes and prepared by craft trained staff. This combination creates great tasting and well-presented food options on the counters for the students.

We have been awarded the Food for Life Gold Catering Mark from the Soil Association. This independent assessment is your guarantee that we provide high quality, fresh food that you can trust.

 75% of meals are freshly prepared

 50% of produce is locally sourced

 All eggs are free range


Service

We appreciate that each school is different. We pride ourselves on our flexibility to suit specific requirements for all our customers.

Menus and food concepts are tailored to meet the ever growing demand of education catering in secondary schools, using a combination of the food offered and the design of the eating area. Shire Services has the skill and experience to deliver ‘food our customers want to eat’. This, together with a smart and speedy service, ensures satisfaction for both students and Head Teachers at one of the busiest times of the school day.

Our Employees

Our employees are professional, responsive and helpful, as well as fully trained and vetted. We have a team of mobile relief staff which means we do not employ agency staff.

Each employee is empowered to be flexible and ready for the challenges of a fast-paced changing environment.


What we do?

  • Ensure a variety of nutritious meal deals are available every day.
  • Offer a choice of vegetables and salads to accompany our meals.
  • Work with our suppliers to ensure we only use the best quality products and ingredients.
  • Only use free range eggs.
  • All fish served is Marine Stewardship Certified.
  • Our recipe and menu development process demonstrates our commitment to reduce the use of saturated fats, sugar and salt.
  • Shire Services embraces the expectation for a ‘Full Dining Experience’ and to deliver this by creating food courts within school dining areas. This offers a range of healthy high street concept menus, which reflect the food on offer in the high street and ensures satisfaction of both students and head teachers.
Accredited with Soil Association Food for Life Bronze Catering, Soil Association Food for Life Gold Catering, Assured Food Standard, Chas Accredited Contractor, Anaphylaxis Campaign Corporate Member 2017, Marine Stewardship Council and Compassion in world farming Good Egg Award