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Aspens Catering Service

We are always in the mood for good food!

We are Aspens Services, a market leading education catering company specialising 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 school meals each day and cater for individual dietary requirements.

We make sure that our Food Festival lunch menus are packed with comfort dishes and, at the same time, we help pupils to take their first steps with new tastes to explore.  We make the most of fruit and vegetables that are in season, because that’s when they taste best and are the most planet friendly too. 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.                         

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Free school meals

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently entitled to receive UNIVERSAL FREE SCHOOL MEALS!  We think it’s a fantastic idea, so please make sure that you support this initiative. Not only will you be saving money, but you will also be giving your child a nutritionally balanced meal to fuel their bodies for the rest of the learning day.

Please note that this is not to be confused with FREE SCHOOL MEALS that you may be entitled to for children in any year.  Please request the relevant form from the school office or look at this website:

Food Festival Menu

The school menu rotates on a three-week basis and refreshes for Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer seasons. Here’s the current menu:

Monthly theme - Chicken or the Egg

Enjoy our special menu featuring chicken and eggs.

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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.

Special diets 

Special diets are an integral part of our education 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.

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!