Aspens Services (Nominated by St. Albans Girls School)
Aspens Services is a successful owner-operated contract catering company, specialising in providing catering services to schools across England and Wales.
We are passionate about our food and we provide a great service to our customers, combining a range of traditional, seasonal, wholesome and innovative recipes that are nutritionally balanced, locally sourced and freshly cooked on site.
Our founding principles:
- Food tastes great when it is freshly prepared using local ingredients.
- Variety is the spice of life; one size does not fit all.
- Our people, clients and customers are at the heart of what we do, every day.
Where We Work
We provide a variety of tailored and affordable solutions for education establishments of any size that transform both the catering service and the satisfaction levels of your customers.
From the smallest primary to the largest secondary school, multi-site college, university, business, or academy or multi academy trust, our teams are trained and motivated to look after our customers of all ages.
We understand that every school and every age group is different and we take time to get to know each one and hone tailor our service accordingly.
We are passionate about great tasting food and offer a wonderful selection of choices, food that is not only nutritious but keeps students coming back for more. We believe that homemade wholesome food, produced using quality, locally sourced ingredients and served with care and passion are vital ingredients to a successful school meal service.
The links between food, health and learning are evident. Our carefully planned menus, with well balanced meals, not only help to sustain students throughout the day but can also help with concentration and behaviour – leading to a more productive school day.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We make sure that they have the necessary skills and qualifications to do a great job and by giving them the Aspens' training and support, we know mealtimes will run smoothly.
Staff satisfaction is integral to our core values. We aim to create an environment where we develop our staff, helping them to realise their potential so that they feel valued, happy and engaged. This in turn ensures that we can provide the very best service to our customers and clients.
Our team is committed to building great relationships – getting to know each school, the teachers and the needs of the students and working together to bring the very best results.
Aspens Services sponsorship of the WCSQM Symposium 2019
On 04/07/2019 Aspens Services sponsored and catered for the WCSQM Symposium at King Ecgbert School in Sheffield. The lunch Aspens provided was truly World Class. It was the talk of the event. A mouthwatering BBQ made it difficult for us to tear the delegates away and back to their sessions!
I have the privilege of visiting lots of schools around the country and poor catering is a major preoccupation for school leaders. In these financially straitened times, it is no surprise that schools and multi-academy trusts make decisions about a catering provider solely on contract costs. However, so often, the caterer throws the money at bidding for the contract, rather than at maintaining the quality of the food and providing quality staff to deliver the service. Therefore, although contract costs may be the lowest, the costs of ensuring the catering provision over time is fit for purpose are too high. This does not happen at Aspens. Aspens only bid for what they know they can deliver in an affordable way for schools, whilst ensuring the provision of quality food and staff provision over time. Our World Class school St Albans Girls' School recommended Aspens as a World Class provider and we are glad they did. They are the catering provider we recommend to all the schools in our network and any schools opting for a World Class catering provision for their students
Exclusive World Class Offer
Aspens offer all World Class schools a free review of your catering service and £5,000 of Aspens funded investment to any school who decide to use us as their preferred catering provider.
If you like what you have read and want to have an informal chat about your catering service, please do get in touch.
Address: Aspens Services Limited, Suite 5, Offerton Barns Business Centre, Offerton Lane, Hindlip, Worcestershire, WR3 8SX
Contact: Kate Herbert
Telephone: 01905 759613