Bringing together an exceptional experience.


Independents works in tandem with prestigious preparatory and senior schools delivering fresh, seasonal, local food, ensuring simply the most superior quality of food.

Our innovative restaurants deliver quality focused service that welcomes students as customers and delivers profit returns to your school.

We fully understand the contribution of good diet and what it means to help create a great learning environment, with hands on experience in our kitchens and vegetable gardens as well as employment opportunities for sixth form students. We provide our teams with expert operational support in areas such as craft training, nutrition, health & safety and accounting management.

We have transformed sites and refurbished facilities into beautiful welcoming environments that students find inspiring and enjoyable.

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Simply inspired by fresh, seasonal and local food.



Our people are the heart of our service.



We purchase locally and fairly to support your community values, selecting only the finest quality ingredients.


What our customers say

Added Value

Our passion for fresh, local food doesn't stop there. Going above and beyond is not just great food, it's school community, interaction and supporting our schools with a host of hospitality events, from parent's evenings to special events, we cover it all!

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  • Amazing People

    Over 1500 inspired people are part of the abm team.

  • Agile & Able

    We create and serve over 35,000 meals a day across the UK.

  • Fanatical about food

    We create exciting menus, illustrating the diversity of today’s food culture.

  • Honest management

    At abm catering we believe in transparent management.

  • Sourcing & Supply

    Our community of responsible local suppliers share the same passion for food as we do.

  • Responsibility

    Selecting only the finest ingredients from ethically responsible suppliers.