principals catering - 25 years of quality school meals


Buffet taster 2

Parent taster day at Birchington School

New starter parents from Bichington CE Primary School in Kent more

Working in Partnership

Principals Catering - Making Food Fun

Working in Partnership

Principals Catering have produced a new video to explain how we work with suppliers and schools to produce fresh, high-quality, school meals.

See the ‘Our Food’ page for more


Spring & Summer Menu

Principals Catering - Making Food Fun

Autumn & Winter Menu

Whatever the season our aim is to provide, nourishing, nutritional meals ensuring that they are tasty and attractive to children.

Autumn Winter 2015-16 

Term Dates

Term Dates

School Calendar

Each school will have a specific timetable but you can use the calendar from Kent County Council as a guide to term times and holidays.

Term Dates 2015-16

Principals Catering – people with passion

Eating well

Delivering nutritional value

Principals use a software programme, called CRISp to calculate the nutritional value of the raw ingredients used in our dishes. We can analyse the value of each menu, allowing us to phase in new
dishes easily, whilst maintaining the nutritional balance. Menus include all kinds of international, regional and ethnic choices, without forgetting, of course, an extensive range of traditional favourites.

Fresh is best

Principals purchase only top quality meat, fruit, fish and vegetables, from the local area.

‘Home’ cooking

The best ingredients in the world still need skillful cooking to become an appetising meal. At Principals, our management team work hard to reflect each schools food requirements. Each catering
team is trained to consistently produce and present the agreed menus. We also have several senior chefs who will continually visit to help develop and ensure the best practice is maintained.