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Aspens Catering Service

We are always in the mood for good food!

We are Aspens Services, a market leading contract catering company and we specialise in school food.
We only work in the education sector so we know what our customers want.  Mixing this knowledge with an understanding of what’s hot in the food world sparks creativity and excitement in our chefs. Our kitchens provide delicious home cooked food each day and cater for individual dietary requirements.
We don’t just provide food, we play our part to educate children and raise awareness about nutrition, food and where it comes from, so that they can make informed and mindful choices.  Feeding our future. Please see more at www.aspens-services.com

We push the boundaries here with really interesting dishes that grab a lot of attention in the world of food. We understand that tastes are expanding and students are keen for the chance of new food experiences.  We also don’t forget that familiarity and comfort are what so many want, so we have plenty of choices to fit the bill.  With important learning to be done, we make sure that we are feeding healthy minds as well bodies.

World Kitchen is our main secondary meal offer.  With food drawing on Asian, African, Caribbean, and more traditional fare, the menu includes street food dishes, handheld versions with vegetarian and vegan choices and sides available.

Our Hot Deli builds on the popularity of our standard hot and cold deli offers, to provide more substantial meals at our grab and go counter.

Menu

The menu rotates on a three-week basis and refreshes for Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer seasons. More than 55% of our ingredients come from local businesses with fresh fruit and vegetables from A David and fresh meat and dairy from Lye Cross Farm. Here’s the current menu:

Special diets 

Special diets are an integral part of our catering provision, whether as a result of an ethical or religious belief or a food intolerance or allergy. To register this as a requirement please complete and return the special diets form to the school as soon as possible.

Free School Meals

You may be entitled to them - please check at this website:  
https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals

Monthly theme - Step into the comfort zone

Traditional British cuisine to warm your soul.

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Reducing our Carbon Footprint

With an increased focus on plant-based recipes and seasonal produce, we work hard to make our menus more sustainable. Our procurement process takes into consideration food miles as well as flavour. We are passionate about serving fresh, high quality and locally sourced food that is freshly cooked in our school kitchens daily. We use British, Red Tractor Farm Assured meat, fish from sustainable sources, free-range eggs and locally sourced fruit and vegetables.

Single use plastics are being phased out, sustainable vending introduced and we give preference to products made from recycled materials.

Joining our team 

It takes some pretty special people to make sure that we give our schoolchildren and young adults great food every day.  We are keen to add to our teams with talented people and so if you are looking for an opportunity to challenge yourself and learn new skills, let us know.

To find out more, please visit our website to learn more about our school meals.

Making great school food memories!