Our Food

We are passionate about our food.  We use the best and freshest locally sourced ingredients.


Our professionally trained chefs and catering teams prepare and serve the very best quality in menus to our customers. 

Our Food Development Chefs

Our team of Development Chefs work alongside all of our catering teams in kitchens to enhance and develop our dishes and menus. Our commitment and focus ensures that we always comply in food safety and nutritional standards while keeping pacing with current food trends and the ever changing tastes of our consumers.

Our Suppliers

We use only the best ingredients. In support of British farmers our fruit, vegetables, meat and milk come from local suppliers. We believe in high standards so we only use Red Tractor assured meat.

Red Tractor

Our meat is Red Tractor assured, to guarantee high standards of animal welfare, environmental protection and food safety.

Quorn and Linda McCartney

We use Quorn and Linda McCartney vegetarian/ vegan products.

Certified Sustainable Seafood

Our fish and seafood is from a wild, certified, sustainable source (MSC).

Food for Life

Bronze Food for Life is our minimum standard within all of our school catering.

Our Butchers

One of our local suppliers, award winning butcher, Malony’s, sources beef locally, they said: “Our succulent and tasty beef is sourced locally. Animal welfare is paramount to us and the farmers we use and they are all Red Tractor assured.”

Where our Food Comes From


Our food comes from fully traceable sources.  We actively seek to source all our provisions locally where possible to minimize food miles.

We have robust and rigorous procurement controls in place, ensuring that suppliers undertake a formal procurement process, with reliability and quality of products tightly monitored by our Food Development Officers. Our corporate procurement team manage the +£2m food purchases each year using our online purchasing system used by our teams.

    Carbon Neutral Commitments

    We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of our operations. Our suppliers are required to actively seek to reduce their carbon footprint linked to our operations, reducing food miles and using recyclable packaging wherever possible.

    We are committed to:

    • Eliminating non-recyclable goods from our products and packaging
    • Reducing food and waste products in all our kitchens
    • Improving energy efficiency of our operations
    • Helping children to grow and cook their own food in schools
    • Implement Carbon Offsetting activities with schools
    • Promoting reusable cups and containers to our customers
    • Use local suppliers to reduce carbon miles
    • Being Carbon Neutral by 2028

    Our Cafes

    Our Cafes serve Lunches, Drinks and Cakes at several popular locations around the city in Parks and Leisure Centres….

    School Catering

    With over 20 years of expertise, we prepare 11,200 school meals per day. We cater for Primary schools, with bespoke menus to suit the needs of the school.