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Standardised recipes for school canteens

If you're running a school or early learning service canteen, standardised recipes can help you with your menu planning. Find out how to make one with our resource.


Standardised recipes are recipes created by your organisation that are customised to suit you. They can help you reduce food waste and plan cooking times because they’re adjusted to suit your canteen.

We’ve developed a range of standardised recipes which meet the Fresh Made menu criteria. Ratios of the key ingredients that contribute the most to calories, the saturated fat, sodium and sugar content of the final product are standardised.

You can alter these recipes to meet your organisation’s needs, and we’ve included tips on how to make them healthier.