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Our School Catering Mellors Catering Services

Mellors Catering Services is very proud to be the appointed contract caterer at Trinity School.  We are an award-winning, established, family-run business that has been catering successfully for Primary, Secondary School and Further Education sectors across the North of England since 1995.  We are the Contract Caterer of the Year 2017/18.

We strongly believe that healthy eating and good hydration will improve pupil performance and concentration and we pride ourselves on using locally sourced seasonal produce to provide the best quality food for your child. 

Balanced Approach

Weekly menus provided by Mellors Catering Services have been planned to offer choice and variety for your child that doesn’t cost the earth. We provide hot specials of the day, fresh vegetables or salad, a vegetarian choice, hot and cold desserts, snacks and sandwiches, juices and drinks.

We also provide exciting high street food concepts and promote a range of popular Meal Deals. Sampling sessions are also held throughout the year to encourage pupils to try a variety of new foods.

There are also regular special themed menus showcasing food from around the world to offer a variety of food choice which are very popular with the pupils.

Autumn 2023 Week 1

School Food Standards

Mellors Catering Services is very proud to exceed School Food Standards, meaning we provide a balanced diet with the essential nutrients your child needs.  Menus developed by Mellors Catering Services ensure your child is given the healthiest choices that provide them with at least two of the recommended 5-a-day portions of fruit and veg.

Special Dietary Information

Please contact the on-site catering manager, if there are any specific dietary requirements we need to be aware of. This could include salt/sugar/fat content, level of dairy products or allergy information such as wheat, yeast, nuts etc.

Cashless System

Trinity School operates a cashless catering system which provides lots of advantages for the school, pupils and parents:

  • Quicker service and shorter queues at lunch and break times
  • Discourages dinner money being spent in shops outside school for unhealthy snacks such as chocolate and crisps
  • Automatic ‘Free School Meals’ allocation with students remaining anonymous
  • Parents can receive reports of the use of the system


At Mellors, not only do we want to provide your child with a nutritious meal, we want them to have fun Whether its National baking week or Best of British, we will run themes to bring something new to the table for your child to try. Beyond the dining room, Mellors Development Chefs offer classes to teach children the basics of cooking. Danielle, Head of Nutrition and Food Development, delivers assemblies in schools on the importance of making healthy choices. She’ll even get them on the smoothie bike to whizz up some drinks for the class. We also have the Mellors Big Res Bus that can visit our schools to provide a truly unique dining experience!


Why not visit the Mellors website for more information on the service they provide.

Schedule of Services

10:55 - 11:10

As above with addition of Pre Packed Sandwiches, Breakfast Rolls, Bloomer Toast, Pizza Bagels, Cheese on Bagels, Fresh Fruit Salad Bar, Fruit pots & Yoghurts.

Congratulations to our Catering Provider

Congratulations to our in house catering provider, Mellors Catering Services who scooped the highly prestigious Contract Caterer of the Year Award at the Cost Sector Catering Awards in London last night.   This is a fantastic achievement for all Mellors staff and is a true indication of the growth and success of their catering service.

Trinity School Carlisle are proud to work in partnership with such a highly recognised contractor who provide an outstanding catering service for our students/staff and visitors.

Mellors Catering Services Hits the Big Time

Mellors Catering Services, the family-run contract caterer that operates across the North of England last night scooped the prestigious Contract Caterer of the Year award at the Cost Sector Catering Awards in London.


The Cost Sector Catering Awards provide the highlight of the foodservice and catering calendar. It offers the people who work in the industry the chance to be judged by their peers and recognised as the best.  It is the highest acknowledgement of merit that can be bestowed from within the foodservice sector.

Mellors Catering Services Chief Operating Officer, Tony Trainor commented,

“This is a very well deserved award for our team who have worked hard to implement a strategic plan that has seen the company grow by 47% in the last 12 months. We now operate just under 200 contracts within the education and business & industry sectors.”

Mellors Catering Services beat both national and international companies to take the award and after a hugely successful 2016 and a fantastic start to 2017, it is clearly a force to be reckoned with and the First Choice Contract Caterer in the North.

Catering Schedules

We operate 3 weekly menus and in addition to this we run at least one theme day per month. The weekly menus show the hot meal choices available every day both meat and vegetarian options with fresh vegetables as well as potato or rice choice. Should you wish to add one of our delicious desserts to compliment your main meal this is available for £2.48

Everyday there is also the option of Jacket Potatoes with fillings, Pasta King Pasta with at least two varieties of nutritionally balanced sauces. We have also introduced Love Joes Boxes as a High St Grab & Go offer. This gives the option of a Hot Oven Baked Chargrilled Chicken Burrito served with Jacket Wedges. To compliment this we also offer Hot Chicken Naan Breads as well as Marinated Chicken Flatbreads with a choice of sauces. TuGo concept Pizza and a Street Food Offer Alternatively there will be an array of cold pre boxed sandwiches, pasta pots, cous cous pots, Boxed salads available in two different sizes as well as our Build Your Own Deli Bar, Freshly baked Baguettes and a range of Speciality Breads with a wide variety of Salads & Protein Items.

We hope you enjoy your Catering Experience at Trinity School. A representative from Mellor’s Catering will attend School Council Meetings and will welcome your feedback.

Break updates
Breaktime service is available for years 7, 9 & 11 only and a big selection is available daily.
Lunch updates
At lunch times, all offers come with a drink and a wider selection will be available.
All cold items an be pre-ordered for collection as lunchtime to reduce queues, it isn’t required to pre-order however.
Order sheets to be completed at registration.
Limited hot food selections will be available from both Cafe 11 and the main dining hall.
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