Get your kitchens 'on the grid' to reduce costs and manage more effectively.
Eliminate Paperwork and Forms
End of week forms, bulky recipe manuals, health and safety policies, COSHH sheets, accident books, audit reports – you name it, we can handle it. The kitchen’s easy to use touch screen is web based, so changes to online manuals and paperwork are updated automatically – no need for postage, printing or delays.
Reduce Food waste
Our food waste reduction system is totally unique and has proven itself in the UK and abroad. Reducing food waste needs an end to end system – addressing waste at every step of the process. Studies have show on average 30% of food entering the kitchen leaves as waste. Want to save 10p per meal on food cost? Get in touch.
Communication is key, and KitchenGrid provides instant messaging and a built in email system to help you manage kitchens more effectively. An area manager can message whole groups of schools in one go. You can also set topics for discussion to get quick feedback.
Kitchens can see their own performance metrics, which facilitates productive weekly discussions where food or staff costs are not optimal. Area managers can access performance data from anywhere.
Staff Satisfaction & Retention
Hiring and retaining good catering staff is more difficult every year. Over the years we have sought ways to help our catering clients build loyal motivated teams.
As part of this we implemented a ‘Compliments to the Cook’ system to allow pupils and parents to send simple (moderated by us) compliments to the kitchen, and also a ‘Cook’s Corner’ group chat wherein staff can say hello, help each other out, and feel like part of a team.
A bit of a no brainer for Kitchens
You are using ParentGrid to increase you uptake by 8-10% - KitchenGrid helps you do this without any increase in staffing.
“SchoolGrid’s different from the other suppliers I’ve seen, they support us a lot more. I think support is a key thing for us, they’re always on the end of the phone or an email.“
Matt Richardson, Catering Development Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire
And Kitchen Managers love it
KitchenGrid lets kitchens get on with cooking meals, eliminating time consuming tasks and supporting kitchen teams effectively. It helps caterers to retain their best staff
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
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“We found that with the roll out of the system and the initial implementation within the schools it’s just been so helpful that almost a chunk of work has been taken off us as a project because SchoolGrid has been able to lead on it successfully.”
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.
“Whenever we chat to SchoolGrid about any new developments, they take it on board and listen to the caterer as well, and our challenges and help.”