School food - it's in our system!

SchoolGrid provides kitchen management software to primary and secondary Schools and Caterers across the public sector. If you are looking to make your catering service more profitable – then read on,  as we have a proven track record of:

  • Increasing Meal Uptake, Productivity and Efficiency and 
  • Reducing Staffing and Food Costs  –  along with food wastage
SchoolGrid Kitchen Management Software

Our Recipe For Success

Whether you are a Local Authority, Academy or single site school, we have a portfolio of tried and tested solutions, which we will tailor to meet the individual needs of your catering service and deliver cost cutting savings.

Our parent systems help caterers to increase uptake and deliver vital information to parents. We support card, cash and Direct Debit payments and our customer service team are happy to assist your parents directly over the phone if they need help.

Our menu and recipe suite is a drop-in replacement for systems such as Saffron and Nutmeg.  It imports information from your suppliers and automates allergy protection.  Recipes you enter can be accessed by cooks using KitchenGrid and by parents through ParentGrid.

Our award winning kitchen management systems are a doddle to set up and use, and our experienced training staff will train your cooks – on site and in person – to ensure trouble free implementation. Reduce your food spend and streamline the management of your kitchens.

For secondary schools and colleges, our SelfXpress ordering, payment and checkout system increases throughput and student engagement whilst decreasing staff cost. Our optional custom deli ordering system increases choice and safety.

See for Yourself

Our system is all about the people who use it – pupils, parents, schools, caterers.  The positive impact on school life we bring about is clear, and not just that – caterers tell us about the food savings they have achieved in the kitchen and the level levels of efficiency they have achieved using our system.

Double click the video and increase the volume to hear from our customers about how the use our software.

Cutting waste & improving efficiency

Pre-ordering & parent payments (DD & cards)

Menu planning, recipes, nutrition & allergy protection

Parent communication and feedback tools

Cash and debt handling features

Food waste reduction

Kitchen management suite

We'd love to give you a Demonstration

If you try it, you will love it!   If you are a public sector school or caterer and wish to see our system in action, we can arrange a visit to a nearby school who uses us already.  Caterers may also wish to try a completely free pilot.  This would be for up to 5 schools and six months, and we pick up all costs (including payment fees).  Click below to book a demo and find out more. 

Try it out with a 6 month free pilot

We ran a 3 school trial within Bury. All three were different sized primaries, in different locations with different levels of affluence. In all three occasions the meal uptake increased between seven and ten percent for each of those schools. That’s a phenomenal amount of school meals – what a difference it’s making to those children now having a healthy meal every single day rather than a packed lunch.

David Catterall

Head of Commercial Services - Bury Council

Best in class

Our staff have been working in school kitchens and school offices for the last 20 years. We understand the environment and create helpful tools which enhance the school day.

Our system looks great, is a pleasure to use, and is backed up by a genuine and friendly customer care team.  Our customer focussed approach has helped us pick up a number of awards.  This includes the 2022 LACA Award for “Supplier of the Year” in recognition of the ongoing support we provide to our clients and contribution to the industry.

The world of school meals would be a better place if everyone used SchoolGrid!”

Alison Hoyle

Catering Manager, Three Rivers Trust

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