Currently running over 1,500 individual locations across the UK, Caterlink focuses solely on the state education sector in Secondary, Primary, College and 6th Forms and we are the largest Independent caterer in the UK.
Our menus are well balanced, exciting and focus on value and health while ensuring that we offer food that reflects current trends on the High street.
We have a number of concepts such as Quirky Bird, which is our version of Nandos as well as others such as Mexican Kitchen, Superfoods ,Pizza Market, Mac and Cheese and of course, firm favourites are still there – Roast Day and Fish and Chips!
We have value offers such as our 99p “Street Food” providing pupils with a variety of hot food items that represent excellent value for money as well as our Mix and Match items.
Ensuring there is always real value for money – Promotions, Meal Deals, Loyalty vouchers and much, much more…
Our management and staff are experienced, friendly and, above all, accessible.
Healthy eating is at the very heart of our approach to food. We wholeheartedly encourage balanced eating patterns within our schools and investment in training and our policy of purchasing seasonal produce enables us to deliver exceptional value.
We have implemented our own Fresh Food Policy throughout our business which sets out our expectations and minimum requirements to meet the daily nutritional needs of the students and staff for whom we cater. We are proud to have gained professional recognition for the success of our Fresh Food Policy, receiving the prestigious ‘Healthy Eating Award’ at a number of our schools.
Our menus are nutritionally balanced, full of local flavours and tailored to suit your school. They not only meet, but exceed government guidelines. Whether it’s lunch for the pupils, inset days for the teachers or parents’ evenings, we have lots of fresh ideas. Whatever your requirements we are able to offer a service that suits you.
Why be good and healthy…
You could say that food fuels the brain. Eating a well balanced diet helps with physical fitness and general good health, both in body and mind. A well balanced diet means getting the right nutrients your body needs to be in tip top condition – protein helps with repair and growth, carbohydrates and healthy fats provide you with energy, water replaces lost fluids and fibre and the right vitamins support healthy body maintenance. By getting into the habit of eating healthily, we can avoid the risk of serious health problems for the future.
Farm to fork…
We are proud of our food heritage which demonstrates our commitment to traceability of the meals we serve. Our meat main meals are freshly prepared on site and made with Red Tractor/Farm Assured fresh meat whilst our suppliers are audited by an external body to ensure they comply with our and statutory obligations.
We are committed to using sourcing ingredients with assured provenance from local and regional suppliers in every kitchen we work in. We use produce with high standards of animal welfare – for example, RSPCA Freedom Food Free Range Eggs, Marine Stewardship Approved (MSC) fish and a fair trade bananas.
Care for the environment…
We have a huge respect for the produce we work with and are committed to driving forward new and innovative environmental schemes that will help protect those resources. We are currently the only company in our sector to have invested in a dedicated specialist responsible for developing environmental management schemes – for our business and those of our clients.
At the heart of The White Horse Federation is a belief in using collaboration to provide a first-class education to a wide range of children. This means that every child understands what they are capable of, and can collectively strive for excellence.