Why choose us?

We can offer your school, setting, family centre or nursery a comprehensive catering service bespoke to your individual requirements. 

We have the capability and experience to meet all your catering needs, including your day-to-day lunchtime offer to pupils, after school clubs and events, governing body meetings, inset days and more.

We'll deal with all your catering related activities professionally and efficiently. You won't have to worry about meeting government legislation for nutrition - we'll do that for you so that you can focus on education and making a positive difference for children in Barnsley.

Our standards

We're accredited with both Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH).

All our employees have the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes to continually meet legislative requirements and the needs of the service.

We use local and regional produce to reduce food miles and hold the Soil Association Food for Life Bronze Catering Mark  This is an assurance that the food we serve is healthy and at least 75% of our menus are made from fresh ingredients, freshly prepared at each kitchen, and sourced from the region's producers.

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Masterchef Matt

Congratulations to Matt Betts, who won 2nd place in the LACA National School Chef of the Year competition with his Marvellous Mackerel Tacos and Strawberry Supermousse!

Matt is our head cook at the Mill Academy in Lobwood. Following a previous regional award, he competed against 11 other school chefs for the national title with this impressive dish.

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What our clients say

  • The catering team assigned to my school is always extremely helpful and supportive. This has allowed an open productive relationship to develop. They consult and discuss catering issues, reflecting on their service delivery and how it can be enhanced.
    School chair of governors
  • Our pupils and staff are highly delighted with the professional service provided by the catering service. They take a pro-active approach that gives us choice and quality of food. The menu items are excellent not only made from fresh ingredients each day, but our cook tells me from local suppliers, even the meat is from Yorkshire farms and farm assured. We look forward to our continuing use of their provision this year.
    Barnsley school headteacher
  • We all get different things to eat everyday; on the jacket potatoes there are lots of different options to choose; we can go to the salad bar even if we have a cooked dinner; it's really healthy.
    Barnsley pupils
  • They're more than a catering service; they have become an integral partner to the school. They're happy to support and develop curriculum links, whether this is through theme day menus; healthy eating workshops, or fun sessions on hand hygiene.
    Barnsley school headteacher
  • They give you sandwiches you like, not the boring ones; the dinner ladies help cut things up if you need help; the dinners are really nice and tasty; It's smashing because the dinner ladies make it really well; the dinners are nice because they are all juicy; I really like the fish and chips and Yorkshire puddings; they taste lovely.
    Barnsley pupils
  • Under the service’s guidance, our head of kitchen and her team work hard to give the children and staff an enjoyable, hassle-free lunchtime experience. The meals are of a high standard, with a good variety of choice. I welcome the buffets the service provides for our meetings and events.
    Barnsley school
  • The service offer celebration and theme days to give pupils the opportunity to sample foods from around the world, encouraging them to try new foods, as well as teaching them the importance of a healthy balanced diet. We also use the service to provide buffets for staff training sessions and governing body meetings.
    Barnsley academy