Catering

Comprehensive Catering Solutions

SIPS is your food specialist partner, bridging the school day between morning and afternoon sessions with a lunchtime to be proud of. Children are at the heart of everything we do – SIPS go the extra mile to ensure that all customers feel welcome, receiving a meal that they truly enjoy. It’s hugely important to us that we nurture and support young people in school, and we understand the responsibility of feeding someone’s child.

We know that sometimes schools feel that their school lunches are in need of a different approach, or are experiencing menu fatigue; SIPS work hard to ensure that this isn’t the case for ours. As a not-for-profit company we concentrate on providing a range of high-quality, child-friendly, food. By improving the quality of food on offer, together with our on-trend menus and exceptional customer care, we can support schools to significantly increase the uptake of meals.

Specialists in the Education Catering Sector

Bespoke solutions for Schools

More than two million meals served each year

We make customers feel welcome

SIPS Catering offers bespoke and innovative services based on a wealth of experience and a passion for food. We’re working in partnership with schools to provide robust solutions.

 

  • School lunches
  • Breakfast, Mid-morning and After School Provision
  • Cookery Clubs and Curriculum Activities
  • Meetings, Training Days and Staff Catering
  • Childrens’ Centres, Nurseries and Creches
  • Corporate and Civic Events
Supporting the 'Free From' Customer

Supporting the 'Free From' Customer

 

We understand that some of our customers need to keep a careful eye on their diet. Our approach to allergen compliance is positive – we always concentrate on what the student can eat, not what they can’t. Our staff are fully trained to provide advice and support along the way, and have plenty of information to hand.

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Theme Days
Theme Days

We know that the whole school enjoys celebrating special events, and our ever-growing portfolio of themed menus provides plenty to choose from – we provide the posters, the recipes and much more. All of our school-based events and promotions are marketed under the banner of our very own award-winning ‘mission nutrition’ brand.

Family Engagement
Family Engagement

We actively seek opportunities to gather feedback from parents and carers about our service, building trust and developing relationships.

Cashless Solutions
Cashless Solutions

We work with a leading systems provider to support schools to move to becoming cashless for as many income streams as they choose; not just for meals.

Pre-Order Solutions
Pre-Order Solutions

Putting you in charge of what your child eats, you can pre-order your child’s food in advance from the comfort of your home, or on the go, 24/7

Planning for the Unexpected
Planning for the Unexpected

We offer a range of solutions to support you to keep school open and meals served on site in the event of equipment failure or the kitchen being out of action.

Curriculum Support
Curriculum Support

As a provider of a range of specialist services, we work with colleagues from our School Improvement service to develop a range of menus and materials to delight pupils as they learn, linking food to the curriculum and school activities.

Kitchen Standards
Kitchen Standards

90% of the schools we support have achieved a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 – thanks to our robust kitchen management practices.

Staff Support
Staff Support

All of our kitchen-based staff firmly belong to the SIPS family and are encouraged to share their ideas and successes. We support and invest in our workforce to enable them to undertake their roles to our exacting standards - all receive face-to-face training and one-to-one support as part of our ongoing CPD process.

Account Management
Account Management

You can expect to see your Area Manager in school on a regular basis, both in the kitchen and meeting with Leadership to discuss contract performance and service development. We are always committed to building and maintaining strong and open relationships in order to provide continuing excellence.

Flexible Approach
Flexible Approach

Whether as part of a full tender process, or as a proposal for an individual school – we’d love to meet up to discuss your catering requirements in more detail.

Our services are flexible, so we can tailor them to meet your school’s needs and budget.


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