The Experience of a Lunchtime

Full of fresh ideas, Dolce revolutionises the midweek meal from plate to dining space, providing healthy, nutritious dishes that are tailored to every taste.


Dolce Schools Catering

is a third generation, multi award winning family run education caterer.

With almost 30 years experience, we believe in blending healthy traditional home cooked meals with modern catering innovations to ensure we bring an unrivalled service catering for all tastes.

Our bespoke, term-time catering contracts will make delivering a high quality and cost-effective catering provision easy for you; delighting both children and parents.
Please note, we run term-time only and not across holiday clubs.

Locally Sourced Fresh Produce

We only use suppliers who support British producers and tailor our fresh produce to best utilise British crops.
Zero Food Waste

We offer online pre-order and our kitchen teams cook the correct portions for your pupils, ensuring zero waste as well as guaranteed meal choice and portion size down to the last pupil.
Efficient Online Ordering

Dolce was the first caterer to innovate and introduce online pre-order and cashless systems in primary schools, eliminating all admin from the school office
(even debt letters!)

What Our Customers Say

St Joseph’s Moorthorpe have been working with Dolce for 5 years and we cannot fault the service they provide to our school family. They work tirelessly to ensure their menus are nutritious, fulfilling and appealing to the children and are always willing to be flexible to our school’s needs. All the staff, from area managers and office staff through to the staff in our kitchen are approachable and efficient, and go above and beyond to ensure the whole school meal process is easy for school, our children and their parents.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the changes?

You will retain the same kitchen team (under TUPE), the same equipment and the same pupils. The big differences will be:

  • New choice of menus per term
  • New support and Area Manager
  • Training on new caterers methods and standards
  • New online pre order and cashless systems
  • An exciting service area fit out (you choose from a selection)
  • New uniforms and marketing material


What are the benefits?

Most of our schools see a reduction in dinner-related admin of 1.5 hours per day, coupled with an average increased uptake of 16% in the first year. Other benefits include:

  • A fresh breath of life into your catering service
  • You select your menus each term, all are freshly cooked from raw ingredients
  • Revolutionary new online cashless & pre order eliminating waste, under production and admin
  • Touchscreens to reduce queuing time and payment/debt processing
  • Full state of the art allergen and dietary protection
  • Revitalised contemporary service area via our fit out team
  • Bringing the best out of your kitchen team with effective management and training


What does it cost?

As an experienced schools caterer, we employ the best strategies, including procurement, modern digital marketing suites, craft training and innovative technology, which enable us to keep costs low whilst never compromising on quality.

We also provide tender templates to help you run a simple best value style tender under the Light Touch Regime and select the right caterer for your school.

Contact us today to find out more.


Find Out More

Contact us for more information on how we can give your school the 'experience of a lunchtime'. A member of our helpful team will talk you through how we can help you transform your dinner service, assisting you every step of the way. We can even arrange a free tasting at your school for you and your school governors to try, if you wish.

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