The Dolce Difference

At Dolce, we believe in making the lunch service a fantastic experience for the pupils, parents and schools we serve. By providing a great range of high quality produce, ensuring each pupils choice is met, allowing parents to decide on their level of involvement and removing all administration from the school we can be a key asset to school life.

We do this by training our staff to meet the high demands of our service, providing cutting edge innovative technology solutions to empower parents and pupils as well as remove office admin, focussing on every touchpoint within our service to improve the whole experience with every stakeholder.

Threaded with the customer care and attention you could only expect from a family run caterer, we have established ourselves as a trusted and sought after catering provider to the education sector for the last 20 years

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At a Glance

  • A range of popular menus per term, cooked fresh from raw ingredients
  • Online pre-order and payment systems removing all admin from the school
  • Debt management
  • Dedicated Customer Care
  • Area Management and relief cover
  • Support on kitchen upkeep and equipment
  • Hatch designs, themed events and our Dinner Times glossy menus
  • Food education, cookery workshops and food projects
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Hand holding Dolce School Catering menus

Food & Menus

We provide a range of popular menus for schools to choose from per term. In Primary Schools these consist of a choice of four main and four pudding options and in High Schools these are created bespoke to the requirements of each establishment.

All menus are:

  • Cooked from fresh using raw ingredients
  • Popular with pupils
  • Nutritionally compliant
  • Supplied with a fully stocked salad bar
  • Accessible online for ingredients listing and recipe
Dolce School Catering Staff serving food in school canteen


When Dolce is appointed as the schools new catering provider your current kitchen staff transfer across under TUPE regulations. This is employment law under which all caterers must operate. Find out how we train and motivate your kitchen team to bring out the best in the service.

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Picture stuck to door saying 'your catering is now handled by a team of experts!'

Changing provider

Switching your catering provider is easier than you think and the improvements in the quality of service, as well as the savings to the school budget, can be surprisingly large.

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Whether it’s a question about TUPE, kitchen equipment or switching your provider visit the FAQs page to see our most commonly asked questions and answers from schools across the country.