Caterers are audited to ensure they meet high standards of provenance and traceability, providing reassurance to customers that meals are freshly prepared using environmentally-sustainable and seasonal ingredients. They are also asked to demonstrate their compliance with relevant national standards, including the School Food Standards, or guidelines on food and nutrition.
Caterers who are accredited by the Food for Life Served Here Scheme are subject to an annual inspection, including on site visit, so we – and you - can be sure that your food meets our award food quality criteria.
The Served Here Award directly ties up with the Food Quality section of the School Award – so if you’re a silver caterer then your schools are already a quarter of the way to achieving their award.
If you are a food provider, to find out how you can apply, please contact one of the Food for Life Served Here Regional Co-ordinators.