If you’re in early years, schools, colleges or university catering, you need to ensure you’re providing the nation’s young people with diverse, appealing and nutritious food at the most effective cost point to you and to them.  Education caterers across the board, both in-house and contract caterers, share challenges in cost engineering, purchasing and procurement, and menu engineering.

Student being served food

How can Saffron help school and university caterers?

Saffron catering management software is tailored to support foodservice across the education industry, from academies, private schools, colleges and universities, school meals through to quickservice restaurants and cafes on a university campus – and ideal whether you’re an inhouse team or an education catering contractor.

Of course, we recognise that the challenges are slightly different between schools and college/university catering. School caterers need to produce school meals that meet school food standards. Using Saffron’s recipe and menu management modules in tandem with nutrition and allergy module can both evidence and benchmark this for you, and the costing module helps you meet contractual budget issues. In university and college catering, the challenges are more commercial, so you’ll need greater control over your catering operation, leveraging technological efficiency allows you to focus on improve customer service and meeting demand for healthier menu options.

Manage Food Costs

Menu Engineering provides complete control over the costing up of individual recipes and menus, enabling menu planning and cycles.

Streamline Purchasing

Simplify and streamline the way you purchase from your suppliers with totally automated purchasing from Purchase to Pay.

Nutritional Analysis

Nutritional Analysis on all your recipes and menus enables you to meet nutritional standards for school meals legislation and customer requests in other catering outlets.

Manage your Stock

With Stock Management you can easily keep track of stock levels and location with real time information, across numerous locations.

Free School Meal Credits

New standard inputs and outputs to record the uptake of free school meal credits, to support the implementation and delivery of Universal Infant Free School Meals from September 2014.

What our customers say

The University of Edinburgh

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“FDH is a well-established company and has a positive reputation within the higher education sector. Saffron provides ACE with a one stop catering management software solution which is made up of a number of different modules. It is a simple process to ‘switch on’ new functionality and over the years our use of the system…

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