The Core Offer

Our Food

The Core Offer

School catering is challenging. It’s a delicate balancing act, serving food children love, which is good and wholesome. It has to be affordable for the caterer and for the pupils, and it must be easy to prepare and fast to serve. As a food service provider with 20 years’ experience in schools, we pride ourselves on delivering the perfect nutrition for education, so we know how to make healthy school lunches that add to kids’ general well-being and keep them focused when it matters most. All of Pasta King’s recipes are tried and tested to be child-friendly, so even though they’re packed with goodness, they’re super-tasty too.

Pasta King Sauces are a cut above

Pasta King’s award winning sauces are developed by our highly skilled chefs who make sure they look, smell and taste great, and are a really wholesome choice for healthy school lunches. With more than forty sauces, there’s something for everyone. Best sellers like Basilico, Pomodoro, Italian Meatballs and BBQ Chicken. We offer plenty of vegetarian options, spicy meaty choices, chicken dishes, and traditional simple Italian classics like Bolognese, plus tempting tastes from around the world, so no one gets tired of our versatile menu.

Our ranges include choices for those with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and Halal diets.

Core sauce list

Our pasta and rice are a bit special too

Our pasta is specially selected to stay firm and tasty in the pasta bar, right to the last portion. It is produced in the Umbrian foothills in central Italy by a family firm who have been making high quality pasta for over 60 years, using only the finest 100% durum wheat. There’s also a whole wheat pasta option.

Our basmati rice cooks up brilliantly without clumping, and keeps children happy all day.

Everything that goes into a Pasta King meal is chosen with care.

Our tomatoes are bright sparks

Our sun-ripened tomatoes are grown in the Guadiana basin, in the Extremadura region of Spain.

Our meat gets top marks

Our meat is responsibly farmed with full traceability so you can have complete confidence. All our other ingredients are sourced with the same care for nutrition and taste, delivering healthy school lunches and meals that make catering for education that little bit easier.

Nutritious Pasta for Schools

Better nutrition for better education

We guarantee that our sauces are nutritious and tasty. All of Pasta King sauces meet the current government nutritional guidelines for schools. Since day one we have produced sauces which are low in saturated fat and sugar with reduced levels of salt. They have no artificial colourings or flavourings. We use the finest pasta and tomatoes, and we know the provenance of all our meat. Pasta King operates from a BRC accredited facility.

You can download PDFs of all of our sauce lists and nutritional information in the Library.


You know exactly where you are with Pasta King. You can serve it with complete confidence. Children know and love our food – they choose it time after time. There’s no unexpected or hidden costs so you can budget accurately.  It’s easy and quick to get ready, so it won’t take up your precious time.

We work with our customers to help them achieve their goals in the kitchen and the servery. Most school kitchen work on tight budgets. Many are looking for ways to increase uptake of school meals, but usually have to do it without more staff. Sometimes it’s space to serve that is the challenge, or having to feed hundreds of hungry customers in a short lunch-break. Whatever your challenge, talk to us. We’ve probably come across it before.

See how we can solve your problems here: Primary | Secondary

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