This information is updated regularly.
The Council is also a strong supporter of Hampshire Fare, the County food group which works with producers and farmers in Hampshire as well as shops, restaurants, schools, government agencies, the media and the public to heighten awareness and consumption of Hampshire’s quality produce and support the rural economy in Hampshire.
HC3S (Hampshire County Council Catering Services) has previously won the Healthy Schools Caterer Competition and been voted Cost Sector Educational Caterer of the Year.
In 2015 HC3S was the LACA (Lead Association for Catering in Education) Business of the Year and, in 2014, was the inaugural Free-from Eating Out In Education (Schools, Colleges & Universities) award winner and that success was repeated in 2016.
In addition to being the only authority to have its school meal menus accredited by the Hyperactive Children’s Support Group (for having seventy additives removed from manufactured products), Hampshire was the first county to be given a Compassion In World Farming award and a plaque from the Campaign to Protect Rural England for its food sourcing achievements.
HC3S also holds Eat Out, Eat Well awards for Its catering in primary schools in and around Hampshire and some commercial catering establishments.
Wherever the opportunity exists to support the UK economy our distributors work closely with us to achieve such an end whilst meeting legal requirements. Many other local and national suppliers have sought our guidance as to how they should best approach the local government school meals market. However, Hampshire always states that offering locally, regionally or UK sourced products offers so many benefits, but costs must be realistic and quality should remain in line with what is available elsewhere in the marketplace.
For further information, please contact:
Nigel Lacey – Purchasing Manager
Tel: 01962 826912
Angela Byles – Principal Buyer (Food)
Tel: 01962 826920
John Foskett – Food Development (Brokerage) HC3S
Tel: 023 8062 7728