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Created with purpose & heart, Palmer & Howells has an exemplary track record in providing catering in independent schools and the specialist education sector.

We believe that fantastic, wholesome food fuels academic, co-curricular and sporting excellence at school.

As a independently owned company with an empowered team and a flexible approach, we can be nimble and quick to act on any client request. We want to deliver a joint vision for each school and ensure that we work in partnership to deliver a warm, homely and inviting environment for all pupils to enjoy delicious, nutritious food with a big dose of fun!

Healthy, responsible and ethical.

Fabulous food and service are important. We celebrate the finest ingredients, sourced from high quality local, regional, and family-owned suppliers who share our passion for flavour, seasonality and product provenance.

We are committed to delivering healthy, well-balanced and diverse menus that will enhance busy school days.

Delivering with purpose & heart.

We recognise that food is more than what you eat. It’s presentation, choice, variety, customer service and a great dining experience for every pupil – be it a scrummy brownie at break time, a delicious lunch, or a match tea that other schools would be envious of.

Feeding healthy minds at every stage.

From nursery to sixth formers, our nutritious food and attentive service will delight pupils, inspire, develop their taste buds and keep them fuelled. We deliver a fresh, age-appropriate and nutritious food journey for all.

Creating teams with purpose & heart.

Our people are key to our success; they work with pride and enthusiasm. We encourage teamwork; reward innovation; and celebrate difference, creativity and partnership. Our clients, customers and catering teams are central to what drives the way we work – their opinion matters to us.

Feeding Healthy minds at every stage

Working with both Independent Day and Boarding Schools, we recognise the need to do much more than just ‘feed’ the pupils. Providing a balanced and healthy diet whilst establishing good eating patterns and habits are core to our principles. We cater with ease for the many and varied dietary requirements that today’s discerning parents demand.

Latest News

Palmer & Howells appoints Head of Food

March 25, 2024|

Palmer & Howells, specialist independent school and workplace caterer, has appointed Ryan Wilson as Head of Food. With over three decades of experience in the culinary world, Ryan is a seasoned professional with a knack [...]

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