School Catering in Coventry

At AiP, we provide healthy lunches in schools across Coventry, that prioritise nutrition and student wellbeing.

School Catering in Coventry

At AiP, we provide healthy lunches in schools across Coventry, that prioritise nutrition and student wellbeing.

Nutrition and Safety Standards Assured

Our dedication to excellence ensures that every meal, whether enjoyed on-site or off-site, goes well beyond Government School Food Standards. Collaborating closely with our food development teams, nutritionists, and chefs, we craft menus that are inclusive, healthy and suitable for children of all ages.

Food to make students smile

Founded over 20 years ago and operating in over 400 educational institutions, we’re the experts in school catering. Our local-first approach delivers innovative menus full of tried and tested recipes that support pupil happiness and wellbeing.

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Food Smart

Built for primary school pupils, Food Smart is about having fun with food, investing in dining spaces, and offering engaging menus.

Kitcheners

Kitcheneers

Retail-focused, our secondary school offering is a fresh approach to health and wellbeing with our health by stealth programme.

The Forum

Learn more about our world flavour food offer, designed especially for sixth-form students expecting high street café culture.

Food Smart

Built for primary school pupils, Food Smart is about having fun with food, investing in dining spaces, and offering engaging menus.

Kitcheners

The Kitcheneers

Retail-focused, our secondary school offering is a fresh approach to health and wellbeing with our health by stealth programme.

The Forum

Learn more about our world flavour food offer, designed especially for sixth-form students expecting high street café culture.

Sustainability initiatives

At AiP, our daily operations are guided by a commitment to promoting a more sustainable future.From local, seasonal, and ethical sourcing practices to initiatives such as using wonky vegetables and shorter supply chains, we have strived to minimise our carbon footprint while also fostering healthy eating habits among children from a young age. We have also integrated digital pre-ordering and waste tracking systems, which allow us to minimise food waste with every meal we serve.

Sustainability initiatives

At AiP, our daily operations are guided by a commitment to promoting a more sustainable future.From local, seasonal, and ethical sourcing practices to initiatives such as using wonky vegetables and shorter supply chains, we have strived to minimise our carbon footprint while also fostering healthy eating habits among children from a young age. We have also integrated digital pre-ordering and waste tracking systems, which allow us to minimise food waste with every meal we serve.

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Allergen management

We recognise the importance of inclusivity and safety in school catering, especially when it comes to managing allergens. From allergen-free menu options to dedicated utensils and storage practices, our stringent allergen management policy is designed to ensure that every child can enjoy their meal safely, regardless of their dietary restrictions. Through our School Food United platform, parents in Coventry can easily make informed choices when ordering meals.

Food safety and nutritional standards

Our adherence to Government School Food Standards and food safety regulations ensures that every meal served meets the highest standards of quality and safety. Through ongoing training with organisations like the British Nutrition Foundation, our chefs are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to continually enhance the nutritional quality of our menus, adapting them to the evolving needs and preferences of students. Our food safety standards and processes are vetted by Our Primary Authority, the Salford Council.

Awards and accreditations

We’re proud to hold many awards and accreditations that speak to our high standards for safety and sustainability

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Why work with Us?

To exceed all nutritional standards

Producing delicious freshly cooked meals

Creating a Home from Home experience

Providing a fun environment for the pupils

Delivering a packed schedule of theme events

Employing happy friendly smiling staff

Offering a range of special offers

Introducing gardening and cookery clubs

Facilitating competitions, prizes and rewards

Inviting parents in for lunch

Working in partnership with the school

A friendly and open management style

Nutritionally Balanced Student Meals for School in Coventry

At AiP, we offer sustainable catering solutions to schools in Coventry in close collaboration with our food development team, nutritionists, and chefs, crafting menus that can be enjoyed by children in primary, secondary and 6th form.

Our sustainability initiatives encompass ethical sourcing, minimising our carbon footprint with practices like using wonky vegetables and shorter supply chains and integrating digital pre-ordering and waste tracking systems to reduce food waste.

We maintain stringent allergen management policies to guarantee safety and inclusivity, providing allergen-free options to ensure that all students can enjoy a safe and positive dining experience. The School Food United digital platform allows parents and students to track allergens and order food safely.

Adhering to Government School Food Standards and safety regulations, our food safety and nutritional standards are consistently high, with ongoing training ensuring menus evolve to meet students’ preferences and dietary requirements. Our food safety standards and processes are vetted by Our Primary Authority, the Salford Council, with ISO accreditations that include  ISO 14001: 2015, ISO 9901: 2015 and ISO 45001: 2018.

What food safety standards are followed by AiP?
  • We have the following ISO accreditation : ISO 14001: 2015, ISO 9901: 2015, ISO 45001: 2018.
  • We comply with all regulations, and we have a legal partnership with our Primary Authority (Salford Council) which assures all of our food safety standards/processes
How does AiP address allergen management?
  • Any child with a dietary requirement complete our special diets form. The kitchen team and the school agree a plan to identify these children as they come into the dining hall at service.
  • The form is then given to the kitchen and our nutrition team. Together, they create the information needed for safe meals. In the instance of allergy or intolerances, they will create a menu with at least 2 daily options (in most instances) from which the parent/carer and pupil can choose their meals.
  • Once the parent has chosen the meals, the kitchen prepares the chosen items and holds them separately, labelled with the pupil’s name and allergen. This is then served to the pupil as they come into the dining hall with separate utensils and plates.
Does AiP accommodate special dietary needs for primary school students?
Yes, we can accommodate most special dietary needs. In some instances, we may ask for medical information to confirm that we are creating the correct meal to keep students safe. But, this is only requested in a minority of times when allergens fall outside the 14 regulated allergens or the need is very medically specific.
Does AiP accommodate special dietary needs for secondary school students?
Yes, we can accommodate most special dietary needs. In some instances, we may ask for medical information to confirm that we are creating the correct meal to keep students safe. But, this is only requested in a minority of times when allergens fall outside the 14 regulated allergens or the need is very medically specific.
What Certifications do you hold to certify menu quality and sourcing?
  • Food For Life Bronze
  • MSC licence
  • All meat used is British Red Tractor Certified
Key considerations to take onboard when selecting a caterer for schools?
  • What is your number one requirement from a school meal provider?
    • Only supplies Education Catering. All of our insight, research, and development is focussed on providing freshly prepared, healthy, and tasty meals to schools, using the School Food Plan and Public Health information as our starting point.
  • Can you meet the needs of our diverse school population?
    • At AiP, we know that one menu doesn’t fit all schools. We offer a selector style menu so that you can tailor the menu to your needs.
  • Queues are a big problem at our school, we need to minimise wait times and get children eating within our timetable
    • At AiP, we have come up with several strategies to help decrease waiting times such as sign posting along the queue so that students know what is on offer before they arrive, pre-ordering so that meals are ready when they arrive, direct marketing to parents and students so they’re aware of what’s on offer before they arrive, and opening multiple servery points to split traffic. In addition, our primary school pre payment solution, School Food United, allows parents to pre order via the app to help improve speed.
Do you cater for different types of dietary preferences?
  • Yes, we offer at least 2 vegetarian options each day.
  • We strive to make our vegetarian options vegan friendly as well. We do offer at least one vegan option each day.
  • We participate in Meat Free Mondays.
  • All of our dessert options are vegetarian. Some of them are also vegan friendly.
  • We do not use pork gelatine in any of our desserts.
  • We can offer Halal meat if requested by the school.