Our food is sourced from 5 main suppliers who are on contract and provide best value to South Ayrshire Council. Each of these suppliers are based in Scotland and therefore support our economy.
Fresh bakery produce is provided from a local Ayrshire supplier and delivered on a daily basis.
All of our milk comes from Scottish farms, some of which is from farms located in South Ayrshire. Milk is available within nursery schools, primary and secondary schools.
Our fruit and vegetable supplier provide a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables from around Scotland and beyond. Where possible our supplier buys from local growers within the Ayrshire area and supplies this produce to schools.
The butcher meat that is used is 100% British with approximately 80% being Scottish and of that 15-20% being locally sourced from Ayrshire farms.
One of our suppliers uses a local Food Group in their supply chain that has manufacturing sites in Prestwick and Dumfries.
The Pupil Catering Survey 2018/19 was completed by a total of 4647 children and young people (3680 children in P4-P7 and 967 young people in S1 to S6). In secondary schools the overall satisfaction rate was 90% up by 1% from last year and in primary schools it was 96% up 1% from last year.