We love chefs. After all, we were founded by Jamie and Hugh. In 2019 we were inspired by the many school chefs who created vegetable displays that can only be described as stunning, and in 2020 we challenged caterers in schools across the UK to wow us with their creativity and the inspiration they bring to the children they feed. And boy did they do just that! The Caterer’s Challenge is back for 2021, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store.

Star prize: £500 for the catering team

5 x Runners-up: £250 for the catering teams

Only participating schools can enter.


2021 - Winner - St Marys RVCA Primary School, Barnard Castle

Congratulations to our winners, Taylor Shaw catering, at St Mary’s RVCA Primary School. We loved your passion, enthusiasm and dedication to the whole campaign. Your commitment was outstanding and your food looked delicious with a huge variety of colourful veg tasters for the children to try. Your school ticked all the criteria we were looking for – tasty, healthy and appealing food, creative displays on theme with this years advert and lots of engagement from the children which was wonderful to see.

2021 - Highly Commended - Endeavour Primary School, Kings campus.

An excellent example of delicious food, displayed in a fun way using the ‘prepare for battle’ theme. Lots of effort from the HC3S catering team. Well done.

2021 - Highly Commended - Stephenson Way Infant Academy

Outstanding display and tasting tables full of delicious and healthy food. Huge effort from the Taylor Shaw catering team to create weekly on theme displays. Bonus for engaging the local market.

2021 - Highly Commended - Holy Child Primary School, Belfast

Fantastic effort with lots of tasty food for the kids to try.  Bonus for the weekly vegetable poems!

2021 - Highly Commended - Ffaldau Primary School, Bridgend

Creative, healthy tasting pots for the kid to try. Excellent example of how to make veg look appealing and fun. Lots of engagement from the pupils with their ‘prepare for battle’ veggie masks.

2021 Highly Commended - PearTree Spring Primary School

Great job from the HCL catering team, huge dedication to weekly displays and fun activities for the kids to enjoy whilst tasting different veg.