Supporting Schools in house catering.

Feeling a bit lost on where to start managing your catering in house? You’re not alone! Lots of organisations are looking to take control of their finances and create a tailored service for their customers, but it can be tough to know where to begin.

That’s where our team of qualified experts comes in! Let us help you manage your catering with confidence and ease.

Supplier Price Benchmarking.

We can benchmark your suppliers free of charge with no obligation, using our supply national chain of regional suppliers we have been able to save primary, secondary schools and colleges double digits on their food and non food spend, helping you manage your GP or PPM budgets. Our supplier deals have fixed price holds over longer periods of the year that means you can plan your spend and costs better.

Using the right suppliers also helps manage your costs going forward with contractual supplier price agreements so you can plan your costs more effectively whilst helping support you in having a robust, safe and diligent supply chain.

Food Development.

When it comes to food development and menu planning, the process can be incredibly time-consuming, labour-intensive, and demands a high level of expertise.

Our award-winning specialists collaborate closely, bringing innovative concepts, recipes, and menus to the table. We advise on top-quality ingredients, unlocking unique food experiences like urban foraging tours. From recipe creation to engaging launches, we handle it all, ensuring your success.

Optimise. Sustain. Enhance.

We’ll partner with you to continuously improve your food offerings. This leads to real cost savings without compromising quality.

We streamline your supply chain through supplier and ingredient rationalisation, using live product-switching for immediate updates in nutrition, allergies, and cost. Our tailored menu analyses cover sales mix, profit margins, and carbon footprint scoring.

Solutions and Innovation.

At AVE we pride ourselves on becoming the partner of choice for your schools catering needs, we know just how important in house catering is and how it aligns with a schools visions and values. Your teams play a key role in delivering a great customer experience every day. AVE can support theme days, added value event days and tailor a hospitality solution that delights your students, patents and the local community. Our innovative support and solutions can support your teams in order to deliver that great experience and capture imaginations.

We can also support you with a comprehensive deep clean solution, recruitment needs or design & build requirements using our preferred supplier arrangements.

Come and have a chat with us, we can tailor a solution that’s right for you.

Design and Build Solutions.

Comprehensive solutions for design and supply catering to all aspects of your project needs

We offer end-to-end design and build solutions, supporting you through every step of the process, from concept to construction, until the first meal is served on the plate.

Our specialised designers provide comprehensive food service facility solutions, overseeing every aspect from initial concept to final completion and beyond. Our team of experts excel in delivering stunning spaces while prioritising safety, ensuring timely execution, and staying within budget.

Design Consultancy.

We provide professional and independent catering expertise, in the designing of foodservice facilities for both front and back of house operations. We guide you through the RIBA stages, crafting a complete design and specification tender pack to meet your project requirements.

Interior Contracts.

We collaborate closely with you to understand your requirements and leverage our expertise in design, layout, fixtures, fittings and contract furniture. Together, we create inspiring and functional interior spaces.

Service and Maintenance.

We provide both reactive and preventative services, ensuring the smooth operation of your equipment. Our network of specialist engineers guarantee prompt and efficient assistance in taking care of your service and maintenance needs.