Culinera is the newest and freshest independently owned, education focussed caterer in the South of England.
We are here to bring you the very best in all things; from ingredients, to training, to management.
We are here to disrupt the norm and redefine what adding value actually means.
The Culinera team are fed up with watching schools settle for average catering. We believe that focus should be given to creating the best dishes from local British ingredients and then engaging with stakeholders at all levels and to delivering exceptional experiences; which in turn makes people want to eat with us, day in, day out.
OUR BRAND ANCHORS
Culinera use the best in assured, seasonal, sustainable British produce. We forge partnerships with local suppliers who share the same passion and values as our team.
Culinera look to forge honest and transparent relationships with all of our partners, regardless of whether they are a client, pupil, parent or supplier. This approach ensures that we continually add value to our offer.
Culinera invest in our teams to ensure the best standards of service creating not only loyalty but also a better product.
The most important, Pride! In recent years this seems to have been lost in our industry. Culinera seek to train our teams to have pride in everything we do, ensuring every touch point is considered.
By obsessing over our brand anchors, our teams will stay focused on our intent whilst adapting their skills to their surroundings and customers.
Culinera is founded with community in mind, a focus on nutrition, health and balance, and ultimately Feeding the Future. We do this by:
Using the best produce
If you are a supplier reading this be sure to know we will challenge you on this
Training our teams to be the best
360 toolkit designed and delivered by the experts
Creating tasty and nutritionally balanced recipes
Food is not boring and nor are our menus!
Investing in our surroundings
From the dining room, to the catering office, to our planet
Knowing the latest trends and high street favourites
Our management team has a strong love of eating, cooking and travelling and we will bring this to our menu
Engaging with Parents & Guardians
Ultimately, you know your children. We work hard to listen to you, to learn from you and to engage with you
More than lunchtime
We don't stop when lunch is over; we work with schools to fully integrate into the curriculum
Far too many caterers use a one size fits all approach. We don't.
Culinera have partnered with some of the very best experts in their respective fields. This means we bring a huge amount of support and knowledge that you would expect from a larger company, but with the entrepreneurial spirit, love, dedication and agility of an owner-led company. If you would like to know more about our unique partnerships or our desire to feed more tummies, then please get in touch. There is plenty more we can share with you.
THE VALUE OF A HOT MEAL...
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are the most important meals of the day. In the Culinera household we never miss a meal! We know that each meal fuels your body and your mind for the day ahead; from maths to football, it’s so important! Lunch time has been shown to be the best time of day to absorb vitamins and nutrients so the meals we provide give you the boost to allow you to excel. It’s really quite simple. Our aim is to provide healthy nutritious lunch-time dishes to ensure the lunch Culinera cooks up, is the best part of the day.