We are Cucina

Cucina is jam packed with real foodies. Our belief is to bring restaurant-quality food to education and business organisations across the UK.

We don’t operate canteens, food halls or cafeterias; our outlets are all proper restaurants, with everything implied by that. Each of our sites has its own trained chefs, and all Cucina meals are cooked from ‘scratch’, starting with fresh ingredients many of them local.

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Each of our dishes contain at least one fruit or vegetable,
but none are promoted as the specifically ‘healthy option’.
By maximising uptake, we know that we are also maximising health throughout our customer base.

Our focus is always on:

  • Great food cooked from scratch every single day
  • Innovative menus that change regularly to keep interest
  • Highly skilled teams equipped to do a great job
  • Going ‘above and beyond’ to become part of our clients daily life

Our future health and prosperity depends on ensuring that the next generation is better fed. In association with ‘The School Food Trust’, ‘Food for Life Partnership’ and other organisations, we work hard to promote higher standards of food in Education.

Give them what they want. Believe it or not, this has always been the secret to healthy eating. It’s just that before now, ‘what they like’ almost always meant low-quality, fattening and unhealthy food.

In a world where catering services are almost entirely driven by profit margins, maintaining our uncompromising standards would be impossible without our customers loving what we do. That’s why we concentrate on the people and the food and let the profits take care of themselves.

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Cucina’s uncompromising commitment to quality:

  • All eggs and egg-based products are free-range
  • All fish is MSC certified, from sustainable stocks
  • 90% of fruit and vegetables grown in the UK
  • The majority of our meat is from mainland Britain and is Red Tractor accredited
  • Coffee, chocolate and bananas are Fair Trade
  • Most of our milk is organic

We have a simple philosophy: to serve fantastic fresh food, quickly with a smile, to satisfied customers who return every day.

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Whilst we expect our team to go that extra mile, we believe that a happy workforce is an effective one.

  • Same staff, more focussed support
  • Customer Service training for every employee
  • Make people successful, matching skillset to roles
  • Reward and recognition culture
  • Meet the Central Team

    Cucina’s people are united by a common vision - to show just how good school food can be. All leaders in their own fields, the Central Team members share a vast amount of industry knowledge and expertise.

    Meet them here »