Welcome to
Derbyshire County Council Catering Service

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Play the video below to follow our food from farm to fork…

Who we are and what we do…

Derbyshire Catering Service currently cater for nurseries, primary and secondary schools across the region, serving approximately 50,000, freshly prepared meals every day. Not only do our meals meet, but they exceed the Government School Food Standards.

To add a further level of quality assurance, DCS has been awarded the silver Food for Life Catering Mark for all primary and nursery schools and bronze for all secondary schools in recognition of the high-quality food that it serves, focusing on sustainability and local sourcing.

We provide professional expertise combined with the flexibility to meet both unique and legal school requirements, creating a complete value for money service. We are a multi-award-winning service having been recognised for our outstanding menus, customer service, innovative healthy eating initiatives and dedication to serving pupils the best we can.

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Let's go on a Food Adventure

In primary schools we invite pupils to join our Food Adventure and become Food Explorers.

This means discovering new flavours, learning about where food comes from and having fun at lunchtime.

Check out our primary school menu and theme days.

Food Central

Food Central is all about consistently good food with something for everyone.

Our menus are led by pupil surveys, so we know we’re serving what is in demand.

To view a sample school menu.