Great tasting food that your children will love
Aspens is the company chosen by your school to provide the meal service to our students. We specialise in providing catering to schools and colleges across the country.
The food children eat at school plays an important role in their well-being, and eating a well-balanced diet will not only maintain and improve their health, but will also set them on the right track for later life. We understand this and that’s why we are passionate about serving fresh, high quality and locally sourced food that is cooked in our kitchen.
At Aspens - we take our responsibility of catering for today’s children and young adults seriously. All of our dishes are prepared everyday using quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients that are responsibly sourced.
As well as ensuring the food on the plate is healthy, we want our customers to understand the importance of eating the right foods and help them with their food and nutrition journey. Don’t think that your child can’t enjoy our great food if they have a special diet - they are an important part of our catering service. We can provide food if they have an intolerance, an allergy, or require an alternative choice due to religious beliefs.
Legislation requires caterers to provide allergen information on food sold that is served ‘unpackaged’. Aspens already cater for lots of children with allergies and we regularly check the information from suppliers to see if there have been any ingredient changes. It is still important that our customers talk to us so we can work together and continue to provide meals that are safe for them to eat.
We offer quality, variety and choice – at an affordable price. We purchase our food responsibly through a transparent process and we are proud to buy from British farmers and producers. Our suppliers are checked and validated by NSF, a global leader in supporting businesses to buy from assured supply chains
Buying British enables us to invest in local communities, reduce our food miles, and source a huge range of seasonal produce to incorporate into our menus.
We understand that these are challenging times and that due to that we are seeing a lot more food require individual packaging. However we are committed to engaging with our schools and student body groups to reduce where at all possible the need for single use plastics, such as replacing them with more easily recycled cans etc.
We take our environmental impacts seriously and as such have taken steps to offset this through initiatives such as reducing the numbers of deliveries into sites, thereby reducing the amount of food miles. We also empower students to reduce, reuse and recycle through our marketing materials on site.
Free school meals
Did you know that your child might be entitled to free school meals? For more information and details on how to claim, visit www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals
Great value for money
We have a range of meal deals on offer every day to help save money. Whether they want a hot meal or something to just grab and go, there will be an offer available. We also run a range guest offers and special theme days to create a buzz in the dining room.
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