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Riverside Catering


Available to: All maintained and academy schools

As follows: Annual agreement – academic or financial year

Service description

Riverside Catering provides school lunches for 69 schools, several PRU’s and a respite centre within Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield.

We supply high quality food, prepared, cooked and served fresh every day for optimum presentation and taste, using local, quality assured produce. We also provide a comprehensive hospitality service to schools and businesses across South Yorkshire.

Our service is constantly evolving as we add value to the customer experience and provide the best possible service for the students and the school.

Our service:

  • is flexible and supportive to the needs of the customer
  • removes the burden of service provision from school governors and management
  • provides a trained workforce, adhering to all service related legislation
  • is quality assured and cost effective
  • offers immediate access to expertise and advice
  • provides an open and honest working partnership with the school and operates for the benefit of the school and its pupils - not company shareholders

Service details

Riverside Catering is able to offer three options to assist with your obligation to provide catering to students.

Option 1 – Full Catered Service

This is the simplest and most comprehensive option available; it provides your school with a full Catered Service. It offers the level of service required by a school to comply with the statutory legislation to supply meals to pupils.

If you require a bespoke service option to suit the individual needs of your school we will discuss your requirements and prepare a specific quotation.

Prices will be available on request from Riverside Catering   from January 2018.

Option 2 – Managed Service

This option will offer your school professional and technical support if you choose to operate the catering service yourselves. It will provide support from our Operational Management team who will oversee the catering operation, advising on: production methods, food preparation, cooking and presentation, staffing, budgetary performance and will allow access to purchasing contracts and staff training opportunities.

A specific quotation for your school will be prepared if you wish to consider this option.

Prices will be available on request from Riverside Catering  from January 2018.

Option 3 – Monitoring Service

This option will provide a monitoring service for your school if your school lunches are provided by an external private contractor.

This service is offered at a set price comprising of six monitoring visits and three termly reports to Governors per year. Additional visits to give further assistance will be charged at a daily rate.

Benefits will include:

  • minimal or no school management activity for catering
  • ensuring service delivery complies with your service specification, including cost and quality and all statutory service related legislation

See the Maintained Service Level Agreement

See the Academy Service Level Agreement


Prices for all service options are specific to each school.

Maintained schools will receive their prices in February 2018.

Academy Schools will receive their prices in June 2018.

Get in touch

Contact: Kim Phillips / Joanne Campbell

Telephone: 01709 254025 / 822301