Catering Management Software for Education Providers

Every Bursar and HE Finance Manager knows the procurement process can create additional costs that leave budgets strained. Whether you use Caternet to cost dishes, review flash reports, or eliminate wastage, our platform will manage your catering and hospitality procure-to-pay process.

Caternet powers;

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Student Unions

Trusted since 2009, our catering management software covers the planning, operation and reporting of day to day education catering and special events – from sports and SMT meetings to open days, banquets and summer schools. Powered by Zupa, Caternet was designed by operational experts, chefs and restaurant owners, and is continually developed in-house by Microsoft experts.

The benefits our Education users are already enjoying;

Streamline Procurement Guarantee the best-priced goods and services for all your organisational purchasing with Caternet’s bespoke, user-friendly live price guide and paperless purchase order system at your fingertips.

Govern Spend Our software gives your authorised personnel the online ability to create orders whilst seeing what the cost is, with live data, and how that measures up against their agreed budget allowances.

Forecast and Manage Stock Automate your stock management, just-in-time order supplies, after service re-stocking and transfers across all your stock locations, as well as maintaining internal trading lists. Caternet’s software enables you to make informed decisions with instant data and swift, accurate forecasting.

Report Financials precisely After agreeing your individual ROI measures, our operational control management supports you from budget plan to checkout and enables you to benefit from our budget alerts, eliminating time wastage, inaccuracies, and delivering cost savings. Caternet can integrate with your chosen EPoS & Payments Suppliers.

Save Time and Money Caternet users frequently reduce their annual spend by 5-15%. Plus, steamlining your activities (by eradicating manual processes) means Operations can save an average of 40 hours per month in admin time.

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How Harrow School tracks food spend and nutrition for 850 students

Harrow SchoolWhen Harrow School required software to migrate their catering requirements online without affecting their culture, Caternet had the reputation to match.

“We collectively save time and money by using the online ordering platform. We purchase from preferred local and national suppliers, easily compare prices and Accounts get the data instantly to pay suppliers.”
Cally Logsdon, Accounts
Harrow School

Read the case study


Allergens and Nutrition Data with Recipe Builder

Did you know that 3% of all children are allergic to milk?* Caternet’s allergy alerts are automatic when you use the Recipe Builder module – removing the concern of meeting current and future legislation.

Visit our allergies homepage and discover our software to build recipes and track nutrition.

Food allergies: act now

*Source: Open Government Licence
|Harrow Photo: Herry Lawford

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