Our service

Formerly Metrofresh, Local Kitchen has a proud reputation of providing a quality, cost effective and sustainable school meals service.

We use local and regional suppliers to minimise food miles, ensuring the best use of sustainable resources and supporting the local economy.

As the Wigan Deal is embedded in everything we do, we also support community activities across the borough, work with our wider partners in the Council on Love Food Hate Waste (external link) initiatives, and with schools on achieving Eco-Schools status.

Key facts

  • All our fresh vegetables are farmed locally
  • 95% of our school food suppliers are classed as local, providing fresh and seasonal produce wherever possible
  • 80% of our food purchases are produced by local businesses
  • Our fresh meat products are ethically sourced
  • All our menus meet the School Food Standards (external link), providing a nutritionally balanced meal based on a high fibre, low sugar and low salt diet
  • We manage all allergen and dietary requirements through dedicated care plans
  • We hold the Good Egg Award (external link), which recognises companies that use cage free eggs or egg products
  • We work in partnership with schools to recycle more to support the environment and the Wigan Deal, the Council’s informal contract with residents to improve our borough.

Get in touch

If you want to discuss your school meals offer, we’d love to hear from you.


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