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The St Catherine’s College Catering Team is made up of six members of staff who are directly employed by the College. Each year group has its own food servery to use at break and lunchtimes. In addition, the café is also open every day for breakfast between 8-8.30am.

The dedicated catering team prepares a four-week menu cycle which is reviewed and amended on a regular basis. It might be subject to occasional changes. They provide a fresh, creative and nutritious approach to café catering, built on fundamental beliefs that food should be healthy and that school lunches should be a time for everyone to look forward to and enjoy.

The café offers a wide range of options including a vegetarian main meal and healthy alternatives. The food is prepared daily with low levels of salt, sugar and saturated fat.

At St Catherine's College we have a real commitment to ethically sourced produce and a wide range of dishes that meet the dietary needs and a taste of a diverse, international community. We use quality products, some of which are sourced locally.

Our school meal service:

A few of the benefits include:

  • Meals that follow government nutritional standards
  • Special dietary requirements are catered for
  • Freshly cooked wholesome food

We encourage healthy eating when planning the menu, with the right balance of the five main food groups.

“The Eatwell Plate”:

  • Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.
  • Eat more beans and pulses, 2 portions of sustainably sourced fish per week, one of which is oily. Eat less red and processed meat.
  • Choose lower fat and lower sugar options.
  • Choose wholegrain or higher fibre versions with less added fat, salt and sugar.
  • Choose unsaturated oils and use in small amounts.

Our catering team provides healthy balanced meals because they improve young people’s concentration and performance in school; as well as promoting health, growth and development, increasing resistance to illness and introducing good habits for later life.

Cashless catering procedures:

Cashless catering encourages students to make purchases without the need to carry cash, reducing the risk of them making unhealthy eating choices by spending cash elsewhere. It also allows our catering team to serve students quickly and efficiently.

Payment options:

  • Debit card or cash via Pay Point
  • Debit card via ParentPay

Free School Meals:

If your child is entitled to free school meals, the daily allowance is £3.00.

If you’d like to check if you’re eligible and/or apply for free school meals, please visit:


Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30am

Break time: 11:10 - 11:25am

Lunchtime: 1:30 - 2:00pm

All year group food serveries are open at break and lunchtimes.

For enquiries please contact our Catering Manager: Jojo Michaelson

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