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About the catering service

We provide quality, nutritious menus and a friendly professional service built upon the following priorities:

  • Nutrition
  • Value
  • Flexibility
  • Reliability
  • Quality
  • Consistency
  • Commitment
  • Continuous improvement

South Tyneside Catering Services currently provides meals to schools across the Borough, and in some we supply breakfast clubs, mid-morning snacks and after-school club food.

About 11,000 children per day enjoy a tasty 2 course meal at a great value price of £2.10.

The catering team works closely with schools, health professionals, nutritionists and other agencies to promote healthy eating and encourage as many parents as possible to choose great school meals for their child. All of our recipes and products have been analysed for nutrient content, in line with the government's National Nutritional Standards for school meals.

South Tyneside Catering Services supports local business sustainability, and purchase products from local suppliers as often as possible.


South Tyneside Catering Services provides lunches to pupils in all age groups within nursery, primary and secondary schools.

Primary and special school pupils are offered a choice of at least two main courses and desserts, as well as a wide selection of salads, vegetables, yogurt and fresh fruit.

Secondary school pupils are provided with a multi-choice cash cafeteria style of service with a great selection of traditional and favourite main courses, salads, pasta pots, sandwiches, wraps, baguettes, rolls, paninis, hot and cold desserts and beverages. The meals within the secondary sector are priced individually and are displayed in school dining rooms.

Our highly skilled and experienced professional cooks are committed to providing all of our customers an excellent lunch every day. They work closely with school staff to ensure that even the fussiest of eaters look forward to a great meal in school!

Support for schools

We aim to support schools with healthy eating messages and enhance the school dining experience. We provide:

  • Attendance at Student Council meetings
  • Support in developing Packed Lunch Policies and Whole School Food Policies
  • Tasting tables to encourage children to try a wide range of foods
  • Theme days and fun days including curriculum-linked menus
  • Promotions and competitions
  • School trip lunches

Contact us

Elizabeth Luke: Catering Services Manager

Telephone: (0191) 4246710


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