INDEPENDENTCATERING EDUCATERLIMITED

FRESH INGREDIENTS FRESH FOOD

CATERING FOR SCHOOLS IN SOUTH EAST ENGLAND SINCE 1996
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ABOUT US

The lack of quality in school food has been highlighted in recent years but we have always served fresh food since we started the business over 20 years ago.

ANDREW SAUNDERS

For more than 22 years Independent Catering has been at the forefront of providing fresh food to schools.

In 1996 Andrew Saunders founded the company with a vision of creating a service based on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The company still led by Andrew, with a team of passionate skilled chefs, now provides a service to over 70 schools in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

We are proud of our environmental and sustainable approach to our menus and food standards which underpins our commitment to fresh, seasonal and locally grown produce. Our commitment to using the best food that Kent and the UK can offer lies at the heart of our approach and always has done!

Our core values ensure our customers (pupils and school staff) receive healthy balanced, and innovative menus served with a smile by our wonderful dedicated team of catering staff.

Our approach is simple! Great food prepared on site delivering fantastic value for money for parents.

The long term partnerships we have with our schools are testimony to our food and service ethos.

CURRENT MENUS

Made in your school kitchen! We prepare and cook all our menu items, so if you need to know the ingredients – please ask.
LOCAL and FRESH – Our daily main meals, soups, salads and cold food are made FRESH every day with local (Kent) seasonal produce.

PLEASE NOTE: OUR DAILY MENUS CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

ALLERGEN KEY

1 Cereals Containing Gluten 2 Crustaceans 3 Molluscs 4 Fish 5 Peanuts 6 Nuts 7 Eggs
8 Soybeans 9 Milk 10 Celery 11 Mustard 12 Lupin 13 Sesame 14 Sulphur Dioxide

No Nuts or Nut Oils are used in Independent Catering Primary and Secondary School Meals. Click Here to download our Food Provenance document.

INGREDIENTS CONTAINING GLUTEN (INDICATED BY THE NUMBER 1 ON THE MENU) WILL CONTAIN WHEAT, OATS, BARLEY, SPELT, RYE OR KAMUT, OR A COMBINATION THEREOF. IF YOU HAVE ANY ALLERGEN CONCERNS PLEASE SPEAK TO THE CATERING MANAGER

PRIMARY MENU

Monday 9 December
M – Mild Beef Curry with Rice and Poppadums (1)
or V – Fresh Mixed Vegetable Casserole with a Herby Scone (1, 7, 9)
P – Homemade Tomato and Basil Pasta Twirls (1)
J – Filled Baked Jacket Potato
Please see our blackboard for choice of toppings
Sides – Vegetable Bhaji and Fresh Carrots
Dessert – Pear Sponge with Custard (1, 7, 8, 9)
Bread – Naan Bread (1, 7, 8, 9)

Tuesday 10 December
M – Marinaded Southern Coated Chicken (1, 9)
or V – Stir Fry Vegetables in a Pitta (1, 9)
P – Mediterranean Pasta Bows (1)
J Filled Baked Jacket Potato
Please see our blackboard for choice of toppings
Sides – Herby Potatoes, Fruity Slaw and Garden Peas
Dessert – Ice Cream with Fruit Wedges (1)
Bread – Herby Bread (1, 7, 8, 9)

Wednesday 11 December
M – Roast Gammon with Pineapple
or V – Tortilla Quiche (1, 7, 9)
P – Mixed Pepper Pasta Shells (1)
J Filled Baked Jacket Potato
Please see our blackboard for choice of toppings
Sides – Roast Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli and Mashed Swede
Dessert – OOrange Drizzle Cake with a Lemon Sauce (1, 7)
Bread – Black Olive Bread (1, 7, 8, 9)

Thursday 12 December
M – Organic Mild Chilli Beef in a Taco Boat (1)
or V – Mixed Vegetable and Bean Wrap (1))
P – 3 Cheese Pasta Bake (1, 9, 11)
J Filled Baked Jacket Potato
Please see our blackboard for choice of toppings
Sides – Homemade Potato Wedges, Fresh Carrots and Green Beans
Dessert – TUTTI FRUTTI THURSDAY
Bread – Tomato and Oregano Bread (1, 7, 8, 9)

Friday 13 December
M – Bubble Coated Fish (4)
or V – Homemade Cheese and Onion Pasty (1, 9)
P – Spinach and Feta Pasta (1, 9)
J Filled Baked Jacket Potato
Please see our blackboard for choice of toppings
Sides – Chips, Baked Beans and Mushy Peas
Dessert – Lemon Mousse with a Shortbread Finger (1, 9)
Bread – Pesto Bread (1, 7, 8, 9)

Available Every Day
Self Help Salad Bar with Crunchy Raw Vegetables
Fresh Baked Bread (1) – Drinking Water – Jacket Toppings (4, 7, 9)

PRIMARY MENU

Monday 9 December
M – Mild Beef Curry with Rice and Poppadums (1)
or V – Fresh Mixed Vegetable Casserole with a Herby Scone (1, 7, 9)
J – Filled Baked Jacket Potato
Please see our blackboard for choice of toppings
Sides – Vegetable Bhaji and Fresh Carrots
Dessert – Pear Sponge with Custard (1, 7, 8, 9)
Bread – Naan Bread (1, 7, 8, 9)

Tuesday 10 December
M – Marinaded Southern Coated Chicken (1, 9)
or V – Stir Fry Vegetables in a Pitta (1, 9)
P – Mediterranean Pasta Bows (1)
Sides – Herby Potatoes, Fruity Slaw and Garden Peas
Dessert – Ice Cream with Fruit Wedges (1)
Bread – Herby Bread (1, 7, 8, 9)

Wednesday 11 December
M – Roast Gammon with Pineapple
or V – Tortilla Quiche (1, 7, 9)
J Filled Baked Jacket Potato
Please see our blackboard for choice of toppings
Sides – Roast Potatoes, Fresh Broccoli and Mashed Swede
Dessert – OOrange Drizzle Cake with a Lemon Sauce (1, 7)
Bread – Black Olive Bread (1, 7, 8, 9)

Thursday 12 December
M – Organic Mild Chilli Beef in a Taco Boat (1)
or V – Mixed Vegetable and Bean Wrap (1))
P – 3 Cheese Pasta Bake (1, 9, 11)
Sides – Homemade Potato Wedges, Fresh Carrots and Green Beans
Dessert – TUTTI FRUTTI THURSDAY
Bread – Tomato and Oregano Bread (1, 7, 8, 9)

Friday 13 December
M – Bubble Coated Fish (4)
or V – Homemade Cheese and Onion Pasty (1, 9)
J Filled Baked Jacket Potato
Please see our blackboard for choice of toppings
Sides – Chips, Baked Beans and Mushy Peas
Dessert – Lemon Mousse with a Shortbread Finger (1, 9)
Bread – Pesto Bread (1, 7, 8, 9)

Available Every Day
Self Help Salad Bar with Crunchy Raw Vegetables
Fresh Baked Bread (1) – Drinking Water – Jacket Toppings (4, 7, 9)

SECONDARY MENU

Monday 9 December
The Main Choice
Organic Minced Spaghetti Bolognaise served with
Garlic Bread and Mixed Leaf Salad (1, 9, 10)
The Veggie Option
Tagliatelle with Vegetable Ragu served with
Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Bread and Mixed Leaf Salad (1, 9, 10)
Street Food
Korean
The Pudding Stop
Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Custard (1, 7, 8, 9)

Tuesday 10 December – Ruby Tuesday
The Main Choice
Chicken Balti served with Rice and Bombay Potatoes
The Veggie Option
Tibetan Coconut Curry served with Rice and Bombay Potatoes
Street Food
Chinese
The Pudding Stop
Fresh Fruit Salad and Short Bread Biscuit (1)

Wednesday 11 December
The Main Choice
Roast Sage and Herb Chicken served with
Roast Potatoes, Broccoli and Carrots
The Veggie Option
Vegetarian Sausage Toad served with
Roast Potatoes, Broccoli and Carrots (1, 7, 9)
Street Food
Caribbean
The Pudding Stop
Traditional Apple Pie and Custard (1, 7, 8, 9)

Thursday 12 December
The Main Choice
Slow Cooked British Beef and Winter Vegetable Casserole
served with Crushed Potatoes, Kale and Cauliflower (1, 10)
The Veggie Option
Vegan Cornish Pasties served with
Crushed Potatoes, Kale and Cauliflower (1, 10)
Street Food
Japanese
The Pudding Stop
Cherry Flap Jack and Vanilla Sauce (1, 7, 8, 9, 14)

Friday 13 December
The Main Choice
Traditional Fish and Chips served with Peas and Salad (1, 4)
The Veggie Option
Mac and Cheese served with Chips, Peas and Salad (1, 9, 11)
Street Food
Indian
The Pudding Stop
Creamy Rice Pudding with Berry Compote (9)

Available Daily
Fresh Chef’s Salad • Whole Grain Bread • Self Help Salad Bar

Monday 9 December
The Main Choice
Minced Spaghetti Bolognaise served with
Garlic Bread and Mixed Leaf Salad (1, 9, 10)
The Veggie Option
Tagliatelle with Vegetable Ragu served with
Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Bread and Mixed Leaf Salad (1, 9, 10)
Street Food
Korean
The Pudding Stop
Chocolate Sponge with Chocolate Custard (1, 7, 8, 9)

Tuesday 10 December – Ruby Tuesday
The Main Choice
Chicken Balti served with Rice and Bombay Potatoes
The Veggie Option
Tibetan Coconut Curry served with Rice and Bombay Potatoes
Street Food
Chinese
The Pudding Stop
Fresh Fruit Salad and Short Bread Biscuit (1)

Wednesday 11 December
The Main Choice
Roast Sage and Herb Chicken served with
Roast Potatoes, Broccoli and Carrots
The Veggie Option
Vegetarian Sausage Toad served with
Roast Potatoes, Broccoli and Carrots (1, 7, 9)
Street Food
Caribbean
The Pudding Stop
Traditional Apple Pie and Custard (1, 7, 8, 9)

Thursday 12 December
The Main Choice
Slow Cooked British Beef and Winter Vegetable Casserole
served with Crushed Potatoes, Kale and Cauliflower (1, 10)
The Veggie Option
Vegan Cornish Pasties served with
Crushed Potatoes, Kale and Cauliflower (1, 10)
Street Food
Japanese
The Pudding Stop
Cherry Flap Jack and Vanilla Sauce (1, 7, 8, 9, 14)

Friday 13 December
The Main Choice
Traditional Fish and Chips served with Peas and Salad (1, 4)
The Veggie Option
Mac and Cheese served with Chips, Peas and Salad (1, 9, 11)
Street Food
Indian
The Pudding Stop
Creamy Rice Pudding with Berry Compote (9)

Available Daily
Fresh Chef’s Salad • Whole Grain Bread • Self Help Salad Bar

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WE ONLY USE

PAY ONLINE

Welcome to the Independent Catering’s school meals online payment website. You can make payments for your child’s school meals using your debit card for free or credit card for a small charge.

Please register with SQuid by clicking on your son/daughters School, having received your 16 DIGIT REGISTRATION and 3 DIGIT CVV CODE.

If you do not have your son/daughters REGISTRATION number please email us at info@independentcatering.co.uk stating your son/daughters School Name/Class/Year.

Once you have registered with Squid you can continue to make further payments throughout the school term, also view credit balance and see items purchased.

Top Tip: When you register, use your child’s name as the user name.
This makes it much easier if you have two children at school.

USING SQUID – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I GET A REFUND IF MY CHILD LEAVES OR MOVES SCHOOL?

Refunds are administered by Squid directly and not Independent Catering. For a full refund please log into your squid account in the usual way by clicking on your school from the list opposite (please remember to be logged into the squid account that you want a refund for just in case you have more than one account). Click on the Contact Us link in the squid website to reveal an email message box and request a full refund and closure of the account.

IF I HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHILD AT A SCHOOL USING SQUID DO I NEED TO REGISTER ALL CHILDREN OR JUST ONE?

Yes. Currently you will need to register each child even if they are in the same school. i.e. if you have three children all at schools who have squid as the online payment option you will have three letters informing you of three different registration numbers and you must set up all three squid accounts. (SEE ALSO QUESTION BELOW ABOUT PAYING WITH SQUID). Squid are currently working on a program to change this but it is not available yet.

IF I HAVE SET UP A SQUID ACCOUNT FOR EACH OF MY CHILDREN DO I HAVE TO SIGN INTO EACH ACCOUNT TO TOP UP THE BALANCE FOR EACH CHILD?

No. You can log in to one of the squid accounts (remember which one you are in) and top up the balance. Then select the friends & family option and type in the purse number for your other child (this is not the 16 digit registration number – it is a longer purse number allocated to each registered account) and top up the balance for that account and repeat this for each account you want to add funds to.

IS THERE A CHARGE FOR ME TO USE SQUID?

No if you use a Debit Card or Bank Transfer (bank transfers can take up to three days to show on the account).

DO I GET EMAIL CONFIRMATION OF EACH TOP UP?

Yes, if you pay by credit card.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO APPLY THE TOP UP TO THE ACCOUNT AT MY CHILD’S SCHOOL?

Credit Card and Debit Card Top Up’s are applied in approximately 15 minutes. Bank Transfers take up to three banking days to show on the account.

IF MY CHILD MOVED FROM ONE SQUID SCHOOL TO A DIFFERENT SQUID SCHOOL DOES THEIR SQUID ACCOUNT TRAVEL WITH THEM?

No. Currently you will have to register your child at the new school with a new squid 16 digit registration number and 3 digit CVV code which we can provide to you. You will need to contact us at Head office on 01732 746123 or info@independentcatering.co.uk and we will transfer any balance for you.

HOW DO I SET UP MY SQUID ACCOUNT?

If you only have one child at a squid school you can use your (parents) details for both setting up the account information such as name, user name and passwords and your preferred user name. However if you have more than one child and are setting up multiple squid accounts you can use your name, address, email and passwords as above but the user name must be different for each account. As a suggestion you could chose your child’s name as the user name as a method to help you identify which account you are signing into but repeat all the other information in an attempt to have less to remember.

POSTER DOWNLOADS

EMPLOYMENT

NEW MALDEN – Secondary School Chef Manager – 07.00-15.30 £25k
TONBRIDGE – Secondary School Catering Assistant – 08.30-14.30
TUNBRIDGE WELLS – School 2nd Chef – 07.00-15.00 – £15p/h

You can either apply online by clicking here or you can download our printable application form here (Adobe Acrobat PDF) and once completed, post or fax it to us at:

Independent Catering Management Limited
125A St. Johns Hill
Sevenoaks
Kent TN13 3PE

Telephone: 01732 746123
Facsimile: 01732 746120

If you do not hear from us within 14-21 days please assume that your application has been unsuccessful or the position has been filled. Application forms are not always kept, so please apply again in future should another school catering position be advertised.

GALLERY

CONTACT US

For a catering service with a truly fresh approach and to find out how our service could work for your school call us on 01732 746123, email us or use the contact form.

ADDRESS

Independent Catering Management Limited
125a St. Johns Hill
Sevenoaks
Kent TN13 3PE

TELEPHONE

01732 746123