Dan Curtis one of founders of Dolce School Catering

The Curtis Brothers

Dan Curtis together with his father and brother founded Dolce in 1999 after years of managing schools catering for both public and private sector caterers.

Dan’s three sons also joined the company with the eldest in operations, the middle programming what is now known as School Grid and the youngest in sales.

20 years on the company has grown from strength to strength and innovated some of the biggest developments in school’s meals in the last two decades.

Leading The Way

Dolce pioneered the first ever cashless and pre-order system in schools catering way back in 2001 before Parent Pay was founded, with the creation of School Grid. This was followed by the first ever online classroom pre-order in 2007 and online ordering from home in 2008. Dolce was also the first caterer to provide allergen protection systems, online access to recipes and a touchscreen at the hotplate in primary schools allowing pupils and parents to pre-order and cooks to identify the child and allergens at the hatch.

Lead Association for Catering in Education Logo (LACA)


Recognition within the industry you operate is always welcomed and we are proud to have won a Catey Award which we regard as one of the most prestigious awards in the catering industry.

We have also won an Educatering Award for our achievements within the Education sector more specifically and our staff have won awards through LACA such as the LACA Cook of the Year award and The Great British Bake Off

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