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Taylor Shaw

At Taylor Shaw, we strive to be more than just a catering provider and commit to fostering a love of food in students through food demonstrations, taster events, classroom talks and our personal and flexible approach to the services we provide.

Our Food and Where it Comes From

At Taylor, our food offer is our food journey. It absorbs global and high street food trends, which are then further influenced locally to create bespoke, healthy, innovative food offers for each and every one of our sites. 

Our mission is to empower students to make good food choices. We regularly research the market, looking at high street trends – this is the foundation of how we prepare and promote our menus. Our innovative menus mirror these contemporary trends and are served by enthusiastic colleagues who enjoy transferring the appreciation of good food and healthy eating to their customers.

Our menus feature a variety of options with a focus on reflecting the global nature of the food industry. We work on a three-week menu rotation, which changes seasonally.  Then, of course, we also have our pop-ups and theme days – it’s never boring at Taylor Shaw!

Of course, health and wellbeing is at the heart of our approach to food. Our healthy eating programme, You & Life, is market leading and cutting edge, empowering and benefiting all those critical to our business: our customers, our clients and our own staff.

Our dishes take into account a range of dietary requirements, such as Halal and vegetarian dishes so that all student requirements are catered for. Once a proposed menu is created, it is sent to our team of Registered Dietitians who assess it in regard to meat content, nutritional value, special dietary requirements, allergens and compliance with School Food Standards.


We know that young people want a strong identity and great marketing in their restaurants. For this reason, we have created strong brand identities and a great set of themed menus and pop-up promotional events.

Supporting CSR Initiatives

We take environmental responsibility very seriously. As an education catering company, we recognise our responsibility to reduce our energy, water and waste levels as well as imparting positive environmental behaviours to students.

All parents will receive a SIMS PAY account for use at the UTC. Here you can manage, topup and pay for most things using your own user profile. All payments (dinner money, trips, uniform purchases) are made via this website.

We recommend £12.50 per week dinner money as a guideline (£2.50 minimum meal deal per day, supplied by our caterers).

Cash and Card can also be used on site.


Menus will appear on here in September.

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