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Alan McCulloch

A great school meals service relies on excellent customer care, and we help local authority caterers achieve the very highest standards.  In partnership with our clients, we help increase uptake, and reduce staff and food cost.

SchoolGrid has something for everyone - menu and recipe management, kitchen management, classroom and home pre-ordering, school office support, parent engagement and more.   Schools love the system, as do our Kitchen Manager users, pupils and parents.


From our inception (originally as Live Kitchen) we have revolutionised the school meals service through the invention of classroom whiteboard meal ordering, home ordering, parent recipe access, and fully dynamic allergy protection, not to mention the countless other changes we have brought about to the traditional format of school catering.

We back this up with proper support, which is perhaps our greatest feature.  We do ‘boots on the ground’ and fully manage our roll-outs.  We visit schools twice before ‘go-live’ day, and spend a whole day on site when schools do go live.   We take all parent calls, directly support the cook and provide on-site training for all caterer and school users.

This has resulted in a very loyal customer base who are always happy to show others how the system works.  Why not pop along to your nearest SchoolGrid school and take a look!

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  • Home preorder
  • Home recipe access, including allergens and nutrition
  • Dynamic (linked to supplier) allergy protection
  • DIrect debit and card payments
  • Kitchen and stock management
  • Full recipe entry, menu planning, costing and analysis
  • Full production chain implementation of recipe data
  • Dynamic shopping lists
  • Fine grained reporting and summary charts
  • School cash and automated debt handling
  • Feedback system - micro-surveys, star ratings, cook compliments
  • Integrated comprehensive CRM system
  • Kitchen log and incident tracking
  • SelfXpress Senior system with self checkout
  • Sixth form ‘Subway’ style custom ordering
  • Fully managed rollouts, school, kitchen and parent phone support

For more information, please call our friendly Edinburgh based team on 01506 300310.