H & H Canteens
We ensure the canteen is fitted with all the necessary equipment for its operation, and appoint ambitious, hard-working entrepreneurs to manage the business. Our managers have an opportunity to run their own canteen, without requiring a large injection of cash for start-up. We provide extensive training and structured guidelines to help the canteen run efficiently and successfully.
Benefits for the school:
Decades of experience running successful school canteens.
Family owned business with a personal approach.
Healthy meals throughout all our canteens complying with the standards issued by the relevant state governments.
Affordable prices for the students and staff.
Optional catering for school functions.
No more canteen bills to pay freeing up time for more important things.
No more counting coins / banking / wages / paperwork pertaining to the canteen.
Food awareness projects and theme days.
Proven business model whereby the canteen manager has a vested interest in the success of the operation.
We genuinely care about the future of our kids, therefore we support various school related projects.
Benefits for the canteen operator:
- Low financial risk, high success rate.
- Work during school hours.
- Professional training by our experienced staff in all areas of business.
- Competitive stock prices resulting from our buying power with suppliers.
- Opportunity to liaise with other canteen operators in your area, aimed to inspire one another and share ideas.
- You influence your own success rate! If you work harder and do better, your rewards will be higher.
“I started with Hungry Hamper in 2012 at a relatively small high school, which was good in hindsight as I got to learn the job in a smaller environment.
I had experience in catering, although that is not necessary, as Hungry Hamper and the area supervisor are there to help you out at the start, and also whenever you need. Before I even started we had a training at head office to show us how to complete paperwork, council records as well as tips on displaying your food.
Unlike other businesses, there is very little to outlay financially to start your own business. Hungry Hamper supply all of the larger appliances, so all you need to purchase is stock and a deposit/bond for the equipment. This eliminates any financial risk, as you really can’t lose!
I now have three schools, a larger high school and two large primary schools, as well as a Kindergarten that is attached to one of the primary schools that uses online ordering once a week for students and staff. I employee 7 staff.
I love my job, not many people can say that, as it gives me a good income, flexible hours (as I am the boss), week-ends free and all of the school holidays. This is a big bonus as I have children of my own, and that means I can take them to sport etc after school and week-ends. I work approx. 50-55hrs per week, which may seem a lot, but it’s only for 10 weeks and you get holidays!
Best thing I ever did”
“Our school has engaged the services of H & H Canteens for the past 7 years and, in that time, we have found them to be very supportive and reliable business partners.
They work together with us to ensure that our students and families are provided with healthy menu options and great service. They are also willing to make changes if requested. Last year, our school community wanted to look into online ordering and H & H Canteens were quick to investigate and implement this…our families love it. Our school would highly recommend H & H Canteens :)”
Our on site managers are appointed to look after the day-to-day operation of your canteen / tuckshop / cafeteria and attend to everything required for the management of a food business including ordering food, arranging staff, paying bills and banking. They have training on commencement and ongoing support from our Area Supervisors, who will also regularly meet with you to ensure your needs and expectations are being met.
Online ordering is also a part of our scope and set up by us, and we have a number of additional options including excursion packs, fundraising and take-home meals. We understand the need for the catering of special dietary requirements, eg. gluten free, nut free and vegetarian, to name but a few. We can provide on site catering for any meetings or events your school or company might hold.
Our system is designed for the ease of use, for all involved; you do what you do and know that you can leave us to do what we do, in partnership and naturally as a team. We believe life is complex enough as it is so let’s keep at least one thing simple!
Drop us a line or send us an email and our National Manager will have a friendly chat with you about your school, it’s current canteen operation and your requirements.
We’ll prepare a proposal for you and one of our team members will arrange a time to meet with you, where they will personally hand to you our proposal and visit the canteen facility.
The dotted lines get signed, we’ll get on to sourcing a canteen manager who is the right fit for you and your school, make introductions, we’ll take care of your canteen operation and you have a stress removed with more time to focus on other matters.
Frequently asked questions
How long until we can have you start?
Do we need to purchase any equipment?
Is a subsidy required to have you operate our canteen?
Do you follow the healthy eating guidelines?
Is there a minimum number of students that you require to be able to service us?
Is there a minimum number of employees that you require to be able to service us?
Can you assist with fundraising activities?
Is your service nationwide?
I would love to be a part of your team as one of your canteen managers. How do I do this?
We want our premises to be nut free. Is this possible?
Are there gluten free options available?
Are there dairy free options available?
Are there vegetarian options available?
Are there vegan options available?
Are there low fat options available?
Are there Halal options available?
Are there low GI options available?
Are there Kosher options available?
Are you considering putting your school canteen up for tender?
“I have dealt with H & H for almost 20 years now and have always found them a pleasure to deal with be it food manufacturing, catering, product development or food service delivery.
Their understanding of hospitality puts them at the forefront for me and their “can do” attitude is a breath of fresh air in a sometimes demanding industry.
I recommend them highly to any individual or business needing a reliable and professional product manufacturer or supply partner to assist with any hospitality venture.”
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