passionate about children's catering

Customers are afforded the personal service of a small, local business mixed with a team of professional cooks and years of catering & nursery experience. 

Cupcakes Catering was established in 2010 and is owned and operated by Managing Director, Claire Cardinal.  

Claire has many years of experience within the hotel & catering industry.   Whilst juggling family life, young children and her working life, she worked within a local group of day nurseries.  Here she established an insight into the catering needs of childcare settings and children's nutrition - This is when Cupcakes Catering was born!

Over the years, Cupcakes Catering has established a good reputation and built an expanding client base of nurseries and schools.  Working in partnership with each individual setting to provide an ethically good food service.

Menu's have been tried, tested and adapted to suit the little customers served each day.

Each day a delicious hot ‘dish of the day’ and a dessert or fruit selection is served. For school children we offer a wider choice to fit in with individual household routines. Freshly made sandwiches and jacket potatoes offer parents easy alternative to packed lunches when a hot meal is not required.

about our food

Seasonal menus are reviewed each autumn and spring, to coincide with the changing temperatures outside.

  • Menus are specifically planned for children aged 0-8 years.
  • Menus meet Children's Food Trust food and drink guidelines
  • Variety is our promise and we take our customers feedback seriously.
  • We offer exciting, varied and nutritionally balanced menus
  • Individual allergy requirements are handled with utmost care and attention
  • Dishes are all served with traditional accompaniments ensuring 
  •        a balanced meal every day.  
  • Menus are freshly prepared in our local kitchens by an experienced team of cooks.

  • our ethics

    Food Hygiene

    We are committed to excellent food & kitchen hygiene. Our premises are inspected annually and we aim uphold our 5* ‘Very Good’ rating at all times.

    Food Standards for Children

    Menus meet all legislative standards for School & Nursery Food along with guidelines set by the Children's Food Trust


    The allergen content of our menus are available at all times to our customers.  

    We offer all of our settings and parents full disclosure of the ingredients used in every dish.

    We support local business and compassion in farming:  

    • The fresh meat in our dishes is Red Tractor accredited and delivered to us by a fully accredited local butcher. 
    • Our produce is local and fully traceable.
    • Our eggs are local and free-range.  We hold the 'Good Egg' award.

    We believe in recycling.  

    • Cardboard is reused by our suppliers and never gets thrown away.  
    • We recycle tins, glass and plastics.