AiP secures six school catering deals in West Midlands

Specialist school caterer Alliance in Partnership (AiP) has secured six primary school meals contracts in the West Midlands worth almost £600k.

All the schools will see new look AiP ‘Food Smart’ primary school branding in the dining and serving areas, along with menus featuring freshly cooked meals from sustainable sources when possible. Five of the schools hold a silver Food for Life award and the other school has a bronze award.

Matt Garner, managing director – Sodexo Government Schools & Alliance in Partnership, said, “These new business wins are great news for AiP in a tough year for schools meals provision.

“Our focus is on delivering AiP’s fresh food principles in each of the schools, by offering a three-course lunch service with daily salad bar and home cooked bread along with breakfast service in a couple of the contracts too.

“We’ll also be supporting schools with their healthy eating policies and encouraging meal uptake through theme days and special events.”

Two of the schools will be adopting AiP’s School Food United online parent portal programme, which aims to support families and make paying for school meals easier.