Combining paperless kitchen management, cashless technology (including contact-free fingerprint ID) and parent payments, Civica provides local authorities and schools with an end-to-end catering solution that adds value and unlocks benefits.

Civica, a global leader in public sector software, acquired Fretwell Downing Hospitality and its market-leading cloud catering software, Saffron, in 2020. With ongoing pressures on costs and sustainability, it supports food waste reduction including CO2 impacts, alongside promoting healthy eating, digital meal ordering and the management of safe, compliant catering operations.

Key solutions and modules for schools include Saffron catering management software, offering paperless kitchen management to help ensure safe, compliant school catering operations. Saffron brings together all the individual elements of the catering operation in one central cloud system, streamlining stock control, purchasing, menu engineering and cleaning/hygiene tasks including HACCP compliance. It also offers a range of sustainability benefits, including a new carbon foot printing module to support CO2 reporting and reductions, as well as measures to reduce food waste which include easier reporting of weight, value and ingredients of individual menu items.

Caterers can also take advantage of Civica Cashless catering, which streamlines mealtimes, facilitates better take up of free school meals and helps manage individual dietary requirements. With features like pre-ordering, menu scheduling and meal deals, students and parents can gain better visibility of their food choices, with comprehensive forecasting and stock management to help reduce waste and generate savings too. 

CivicaPay Education parental payments making it easier for parents to pay for their children’s meals and improve the way schools manage income. Built in partnership with schools and councils, CivicaPay is designed to remove hassle for parents and administration staff while maximising income for the school. 

Discover the benefits: See Civica at the LACA Main Event at Hilton Birmingham Metropole from 6th – 8th July (stand M40).