Specialist Catering

Specialist Catering

As a specialist caterer to the Education Sector Riverside Catering have a clear focus on the important part that we have to play in Educating young people about food. Our primary focus is the provision of a modern catering service that is tailored to assist you in the provision of an environment in which your pupils can explore the wide variety of foods that are available and develop lifelong social skills.

We have a number of initiatives specifically designed to assist your school with getting the best out of your catering service:

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Tasting Sessions

We are happy to run tasting sessions in schools to encourage children to taste a variety of foods that they may not currently eat. Tasting sessions can be standalone or linked to the school curriculum if required.

Breakfast Clubs

We can encourage your pupils to enjoy the benefits of a healthy breakfast by providing a breakfast service at your school if required.

Parents Evenings

We are happy to attend parent’s evenings to showcase our service and more importantly provide information to parents/carers about the benefits of their child eating a healthy school lunch.

School Councils

These are an opportunity for us to meet with pupils and discuss the meal service that they are receiving. This provides us with valuable information about how we can further develop our provision to meet their needs and ensure that we are continually evolving the service.

Bring a Parent to Lunch

We have hosted a number of these extremely popular initiatives which provide an opportunity for parents/carers to experience the service offer first hand. Providing peace of mind about the food on offer to their child and also helping to dispel any misconceptions they may have about the standard of food on offer.

School trips

The responsibility to provide a free meal to each child entitled applies equally when out on school trips. We are happy to ensure that every pupil enjoys a healthy, nutritious and delicious packed lunch. This service is also open to both free and paid school meal pupils.

Theme days

Lunch time is an important part of the school day where pupils get the opportunity to re-fuel ready for the afternoon of learning ahead of them. Theme days help to optimise take up of school meals and can be part of a whole school approach to learning about food and may be linked to the school curriculum if required.

Medical and Special Diets

We can cater for children with prescribed medical diets (including diabetics), formally diagnosed food allergies as well as cultural diets and have robust processes in place for arranging their supply and delivery. In order to ensure the safety of your pupils it is imperative that we are kept informed about any pupil in your schools that requires a special diet.


Riverside Catering can provide great food for any occasion, freshly made on site by our school catering team. Whatever your event maybe from a breakfast meeting to a school prom or breakfast meeting you can find a variety of options in our hospitality brochure.