ISS secures £350k five-year catering deal with Wigan school

ISS has been awarded a five-year contract to provide catering services to Hawkley Hall High School, an over-subscribed, outstanding, mixed secondary school with over 1000 students on roll, situated to the west of Wigan. The school is part of the multi-academy trust, The Rowan Learning Trust.

The partnership commenced on 3 September and the ISS caterering team has introduced the Tiller & Hobs dining experience to the students and staff, offering freshly prepared, balanced and flavoursome food. It brings the high street in with the Tiller & Hobs Presents travelling concept bar, which offers a range of cuisines from around the world.

ISS has invested £48k to update the dining area and introduce wallscapes and a separate external ‘pod’ servery to create relaxing, inspirational environments for the school community to enjoy, refresh and refuel in, ready for the busy afternoon ahead. They have also updated the cashless system to enhance the dining experience and speed up queuing times for students.

ISS will work with the school over the course of the contract, which is worth £350k, to introduce food education initiatives such as cooking and gardening clubs for students and life skills and career development support. A Food Ambassador will be assigned to develop the service and support the needs and interests of the school with regards to menus, food education and supporting the school community.

Headteacher Philip Rimmer said, “Hawkley Hall is excited to be working with ISS. We want to bring healthy, varied and affordable food options to our school community, in a relaxed and comfortable dining area. The ISS offer fits our objectives and puts student needs at the heart of the dining experience.”

The food on the menus is freshly prepared each day using a selection of sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. The caterers will provide breakfast, break and lunchtime offers at the school, with a wide range of meat and vegetarian options. Students can choose from traditional hot meals options, grab and go deli style sandwiches and salads and exciting street food inspired dishes.