Catering with impact to grow and develop your school

bartlett mitchell has successfully provided award-winning and sustainable catering to leaders in major international, national and regional organisations for over 20 years. Our entrepreneurial founders, Wendy Bartlett MBE and Ian Mitchell’s passion and ethical values are at the heart of our success. Their reputation for delivering our promise of increased value alongside service improvement is how we’ve grown our business. And we are now bringing our expertise to independent schools’ catering.

Our experience supports independent schools to grow and develop future leaders

Wendy and Ian understand increasingly competitive and complex environments like the independent schools sector. They have always found innovative solutions to the many challenges our clients have presented. They will bring this same expertise and passion to allow your school and students to flourish and grow future leaders.

Our team brings added value to independent schools catering

Safe pair of hands for students’ wellbeing and health and safety

Health and safety is particularly important as a result of Covid-19. Our expert team provides support and advice on all aspects of safety law and practice, supporting risk assessments and audits and delivering safety training programmes.

Fresh perspective for independent schools catering

We can ensure schools achieve value and efficiency during these uncertain times. By understanding schools’ objectives and aspirations our team’s fresh approach helps them maintain a competitive advantage.

We attract the best and the brightest. We are the highest scoring caterer on Glass Door (employees’ anonymous review site) and the only caterer to continuously appear on the Best Companies to work for list for 10 years. Client feedback shows our engaged team members are more committed, significantly more productive and achieve high customer satisfaction.

Innovation for independent schools

By attracting a talented and diverse team we expose students to food experiences from many cultures and perspectives. Research shows that diversity adds value by increasing creativity and innovation. Creative confidence brings initiative, freedom of thought and an understanding of teamwork and communication. All are at the heart of a dynamic and successful school.

Our teams will use our cutting edge innovation and technology to support our food offer and deliver unique benefits for students and schools.

Excellence in sustainability

As a leader in sustainability and the only independent schools caterer to hold The Planet Mark, we can enhance your school’s sustainability reputation for educating with social purpose. Our expert team of registered nutritionists and chefs will show staff and students how nutrition can be a pathway to resilience. This is critical in the current uncertain world.


Feeding the next generation Eating a varied diet while growing up is important to support growth,…

Sustainable school catering

We were the first caterer to achieve The Planet Mark for measuring and reducing our carbon…


Your catering will be in experienced hands BM catering for independent schools is led by Operations…

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