LATEST NEWS

Jun 2017 - We were winners at the 2017 Care Home Award

We are delighted to announce that Dine Contract Catering were awarded 1st place in the Supplier Category for Best  Food and Catering at this year's Care Home Awards. The Ceremony was held on Thursday 25th May at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington,... read more




Jun 2017 - Another fantastic Awards Day!

On a sunny day in Warrington we congratulated over 30 of our amazing Team Members for passing NVQ's in the last year. We saw an increase in past years particpants and our Team Member achieved qualifications for craft skills and management. Some of this hard work and effort will... read more




Mar 2017 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING SHORTLISTED FOR THE CARE HOME AWARDS 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dine Contract Catering are nominated finalists for the Care Home Awards in the Supplier Category Best for Food and Catering.   The Care Home Awards aim to establish the annual benchmark of excellence and innovation for UK care home... read more




Mar 2017 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING ARE AT IT AGAIN WITH 2017 DOFE TRIATHLON EVENT!

  Team Members from Dine Contract Catering are looking to raise another £10,000 in the company’s latest fundraising efforts which saw the team take part in a gruelling cycle ride across the country last year.   The funds are donated to the Duke of... read more




Mar 2017 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING RECOGNISED IN TOP 30 LIST FOR BRITAIN'S MOST CARING COMPANIES

Dine Contract Catering are delighted to have been recognised in the Top 30 list for Britain’s most caring companies coming in at Number 8! The Philanthropic 30 is run by the Real Business online publication and recognises SME across the country and the work they do... read more




Jan 2017 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING KICK-STARTS THE NEW YEAR WITH HIGHER RECOGNITION FROM INVESTORS IN PEOPLE

Entrepreneurial operator, Dine Contract Catering, has climbed two places in the Investors in People Standard, after being awarded the Silver accreditation for the company’s commitment to supporting and developing Team Members. The international standard measures... read more




Nov 2016 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING ATTENDS WESTMINSTER ABBEY SERVICE TO CELEBRATE THE DofE'S VISION TO TRANSFORM TWO MILLION MORE YOUNG LIVES BY 2020

Ian Cartwright, Managing Director at Dine Contract Catering has attended a special service, held at Westminster Abbey on 24th November, to mark 60 years since HRH The Duke of Edinburgh founded The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). The DofE is the UK’s leading youth... read more




Nov 2016 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING SUPPORTS THE FUTURE OF APPRENTICESHIPS

April 2017 sees the introduction of the Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy. Ahead of this, Dine Contract Catering has been invited to be part of the pilot group that will help test and introduce the new Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) – the online portal that... read more




Oct 2016 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING’S EMPLOYEES SHORTLISTED FOR FSM AWARDS 2016

    Dine Contract Catering is pleased to announce that two of its employees have been shortlisted for the much anticipated FSM Awards 2016. The annual FSM Awards recognise those outstanding individuals who have made a huge contribution to the industry,... read more




Sep 2016 - TOP TIPS: FOSTERING HEALTHY LIFESTYLES AT WORK

  Ahead of this year’s National Work Life Week (3rd-7th October), Sue Wainscot, HR Director at Dine Contract Catering, looks at what employers can do to encourage staff to eat well – and live well – in the current climate… “Over a... read more




Jul 2016 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING’S NUTRITIONIST, ROZ WITNEY SHINES A LIGHT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN D

  Recent headlines have focused on the importance of Vitamin D to our health, declaring that we should be taking supplements as modern lifestyles and gloomy weather have led to deficiencies. Studies are backing up these claims too – health officials have warned... read more




Jul 2016 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING HELPS DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD REACH LOCAL SCHOOLS

  Thousands of pounds raised by Dine Contract Catering will help ensure that students across the Warrington area will have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). A donation of £10,000 by the Warrington based, entrepreneurial... read more




Jul 2016 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING HELPS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN SCHOOL AND EMPLOYMENT

  Dine Contract Catering has an ongoing commitment to the youth of today, the company was recently included on The Sunday Telegraph’s Top Apprenticeship Careers List and has also been presented with a Quality Mark Award from People 1st for its bespoke training... read more




Jun 2016 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING TAKES ON HADRIAN’S CYCLEWAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD

    Senior Team Members from Dine Contract Catering have travelled the breadth of Cumbria and Northumberland after completing Hadrian’s Cycleway, to raise funds for The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award. The group cycled from Ravenglass on the West... read more




May 2016 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING SCOOPS AWARD FOR HEALTHY EATING IN LANARKSHIRE

  Dine Contract Catering has received Scotland’s healthyliving award for an impressive fifth time for its efforts to encourage healthy eating at Daiwa Sports, one of its Lanarkshire sites. Recognising the role that caterers play in influencing the eating habits of... read more




Apr 2016 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING REACHES MILESTONE WITH 100th APPRENTICE

  We are proud to announce our 100th apprentice completer, after the scheme was set up in 2014 to encourage new talent within the Contract Catering Industry. Beth Lowde is the 100th Team Member to achieve an apprenticeship qualification (NVQ).  Based in Mansfield,... read more




Mar 2016 - A TOAST TO GROWTH - DINE CONTRACT CATERING EXPANDS HEAD OFFICE

Monday 21st March was a day of celebration for the team at Dine Contract Catering with the expansion of its Head Office at Birchwood Park in Warrington.Chairman, Jim Cartwright, led a champagne reception unveiling the new staircase that will link the already established first... read more




Feb 2016 - SCHOOLS GET SET TO READY, STEADY, COOK!

The Earl of Wessex comes to Birchwood as Dine Contract Catering hosts the DofE Diamond Challenge His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex visited entrepreneurial operator, Dine Contract Catering’s headquarters in Warrington on 23rd February, to witness local young... read more




Feb 2016 - SCHOOLS AND APPRENTICES GET SET TO READY, STEADY, COOK AT BIRCHWOOD PARK

Dine Contract Catering to host Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Diamond Challenge A special VIP guest will be visiting Dine Contract Catering’s Birchwood Park Headquarters when it hosts a Ready, Steady, Cook style competition for local schools as part of The Duke of... read more




Jan 2016 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING CROWNS BEST BAKER

Dine Contract Catering’s Stephen Coltart was crowned the winner of the annual Great Bake Off Challenge after his signature St Clements Cheesecake wowed the judges.Organised in conjunction with Unilever Food Solutions, the competition saw team members from across the... read more




Jan 2016 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING CHEFS COMPETE TO BECOME BEST BAKER

Chefs from across Dine Contract Catering’s operations will go head to head on 27th January to become this year’s Best Baker, in the company’s annual Great Bake Off Challenge.Finalists Steve Conway, Jacqueline Fielding, John Sanderson, Helen Ellis, Tracey... read more




Jan 2016 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING AMONG 2015's TOP FUNDRAISERS

Dine Contract Catering is pleased to have been among the top 1% of fundraisers on JustGiving for 2015.  £10,500 was raised by team members, with activities including a cycle and hike from the company’s headquarters in Warrington to the peak of Mount Snowdon.The... read more




Dec 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING MAKES INDUSTRY ROLL OF HONOUR FOR SECOND YEAR RUNNING

For the second year running, Dine Contract Catering has been included in the Health & Vitality Roll of Honour, which celebrates foodservice companies that are making a difference in improving the nation’s health and wellbeing. Created by corporate sustainability... read more




Dec 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING LEADS THE WAY IN SUGAR REDUCTION

Dine Contract Catering has launched a range of reduced sugar desserts, as it continues to drive the healthy eating agenda for the Catering Industry. Developed within days of the Health Select Committee releasing its Report on childhood obesity[1]  – which calls for... read more




Oct 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING JOINS LIST OF TOP APPRENTICESHIP EMPLOYERS

Fast-growing entrepreneurial operator, Dine Contract Catering, has ranked among the top 50 companies in the country as an outstanding employer of apprentices in The Sunday Telegraph’s Top Apprenticeship Careers List 2015. Raising awareness of the value of apprenticeships... read more




Jul 2015 - CHEF FROM DINE CONTRACT CATERING COOKS HIS WAY TO VICTORY

Dine Contract Catering has announced the winner of its first ever ‘Cooked Well’ National Chef’s Competition 2015.  Top chefs from across the company battled it out to create a new and innovative recipe with a maximum food cost of £2 per... read more




Jul 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING PEDALS TO PARIS FOR CHARITY

A grand total of £3,800 has been raised for Brainwave as Team Members from Dine Contract Catering took on a mammoth cycle ride from London to Paris. The company’s most recent fundraising event saw senior Team Members, Zoe Green (Business Development Director),... read more




Jul 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING BIKES AND HIKES FOR YOUTH CHARITY

Team Members from Dine Contract Catering have raised nearly £8,000 in the company’s latest fundraising efforts which saw the team take part in a gruelling cycle ride and hike from the company’s headquarters in Warrington to the peak of Mount Snowdon. The... read more




Jun 2015 - So glad to be involved in the coolest office building in Britain!

So glad to be involved in the coolest office building in Britain! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3099650/Is-coolest-office-Britain-Firm-spends-2-7million-treat-staff-open-air-cinema-swings-pool-table-free-breakfasts-BEACH.html            ... read more




May 2015 - DEMENTIA AWARENESS WEEK 2015

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, a figure that is set to rise to 1 million by 2025*.  To mark Dementia Awareness Week (18th – 24th May 2015), Dine Contract Catering Nutritionist, Roz Witney, shares her... read more




Apr 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING CELEBRATES IMPRESSIVE SALT REDUCTION AND COMMITMENT TO PLEDGES

Leading independent caterer, Dine Contract Catering, has received recognition for its achievements for the Government’s Responsibility Deal pledges with a special invitation to meet Jane Ellison MP at Portcullis House, Westminster.Ms Ellison, Parliamentary Under-Secretary... read more




Mar 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING CHEF REACHES NACC REGIONAL COOK-OFF

Team member Helen Ellis, a chef for Dine Contract Catering at Lisburne Court care home, has reached the northern finals of the National Association of Care Catering (NACC)’s Care Cook of the Year competition. One of the longest-standing independent recipe competitions in... read more




Mar 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING PRESENTS HRH THE EARL OF WESSEX WITH SPONSORED MINIBUS FOR THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD

On Tuesday 24th March, His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex attended the official handover of a new minibus for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, sponsored by Warrington-based, entrepreneurial operator, Dine Contract Catering. The handover took place at County Hall in Preston... read more




Mar 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING LISTED IN '1000 COMPANIES TO INSPIRE BRITAIN'

Fast growing, entrepreneurial operator Dine Contract Catering has featured in the London Stock Exchange’s prestigious ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ 2015 report. The annual report showcases the UK’s most inspiring and fast growing small and... read more




Feb 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING CHEF THROUGH TO THE NACC NORTH REGIONAL COOK-OFF

Dine Contract Catering Team Member, Helen Ellis will compete as a finalist in the North Regional cook-off of the National Association of Care Catering’s 15th Care Cook of the Year Competition. Helen was selected as a regional finalist after she impressed judges with her... read more




Feb 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING FEATURED IN HEALTH & VITALITY HONOURS VIDEO

Dine Contract Catering was named the winner of the Corporate Vitality Honour at this year’s prestigious Health and Vitality Honours - check out the video here!   Hosted by corporate sustainability champion, Footprint, the Honours showcase those in the Foodservice... read more




Feb 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING WINS CONTRACT WITH BOROUGH CARE

  Dine Contract Catering has launched into the care sector with the win of a major contract with Borough Care, a charitable organisation based in Stockport which aims to provide safe and comfortable living for older people across 11 homes in the area.   Borough Care... read more




Feb 2015 - 'DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY' PAYS OFF

“Doing things differently” was cited as just one of the reasons why leading Independent Operator, Dine Contract Catering was named the winner of the Corporate Vitality Honour at this year’s prestigious Health and Vitality Honours. Hosted by corporate... read more




Jan 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING AMONG 2014'S TOP FUNDRAISERS

Dine Contract Catering are pleased to have been among the top 1% of fundraisers on JustGiving for 2014.  Over £10,000 was raised by team members, with activities ranging from a Bike Ride from Edinburgh to London to competing in the Swiss Ironman Triathlon. The money... read more




Jan 2015 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING LAUNCHES SOUGHT-AFTER SERVICE TO CARE HOMES

Fast-growing, entrepreneurial operator, Dine Contract Catering has launched its renowned ‘Eat Well, Live Well’ proposition into the care home sector. The company, which has led the contract catering agenda for many years, has steadily built a presence in the Care... read more




Nov 2014 - GREAT BAKE OFF CHALLENGE FINAL HELD

Team Members at Dine Contract Catering Rise to the Challenge Leading independent operator, Dine Contract Catering has announced the winner of its “Great Bake Off Challenge”, as the competition reached its final climax last week.  The event, which was organised... read more




Nov 2014 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING RANKED AS ONE OF THE UK'S FASTEST GROWING FOODSERVICE OPERATIONS...

Entrepreneurial operator, Dine Contract Catering, has ranked as one of the top three ‘fastest growing’ foodservice businesses in the UK as well as being flagged as the one ‘to watch for’. That’s according to The Foodservice Growth Report 2014, produced by leading independent... read more




Oct 2014 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING HOLDS FIRST EVER AWARDS DAY

Team Members clean up with an array of awards Leading Independent Operator, Dine Contract Catering, has celebrated its commitment to staff development by holding its first ever Awards Day. The event, which was hosted at the company’s Head Office in Birchwood Park,... read more




Oct 2014 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING CELEBRATE IMPRESSIVE SALT REDUCTION AND COMMITMENT TO PLEDGES

Leading independent operator, Dine Contract Catering has removed approximately 350kg of salt (more than a third of a tonne) from its supply chain over the past year, as part of its commitment to encourage both customers and its own team members to lead healthier... read more




Oct 2014 - GINO D’ACAMPO BRINGS A TASTE OF ITALY TO BOLTON

Renowned chef pops in to AO World Renowned celebrity chef, Gino D’Acampo, caused a stir recently when he dropped in to meet the Dine Contract Catering team at AO Retail. Gino was visiting AO World in his capacity as an ambassador for the Zanussi brand and the event was... read more




Oct 2014 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING SPONSORS DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD MINIBUS

DINE CONTRACT CATERING PUTS CHARITY IN THE DRIVING SEAT Team members at Dine Contract Catering's headquarters in Warrington were delighted to see the brand new minibus the company has sponsored for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, as part of its ongoing support for the leading... read more




Aug 2014 - CHARLES CAMPION LUNCHES WITH DINE CONTRACT CATERING AT BIRCHWOOD PARK

Getting to grips with Park Life Charles Campion recently visited our catering outlets at Birchwood Park and quickly became a fan of our Bread & Butter Pudding! Click on the link below to see the full article on pages 24... read more




Aug 2014 - THE IRONMEN OF CONTRACT CATERING

Dine Contract Catering’ Managing Director, Ian Cartwright, has teamed up with the company’s first Graduate Trainee, Michael Court, to complete the Swiss Ironman Triathlon. In an incredible feat of endurance that included a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a full marathon... read more




Jul 2014 - HISTORY OF CONTRACT CATERING TO BE ‘SERVED UP’ IN 2015

In an interesting development for the contract catering industry, journalist and author Miles Quest has teamed up with Jim Cartwright, Chairman of Dine Contract Catering, and together are planning to publish a book that looks back at the history of contract catering. The book... read more




Jun 2014 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING'S TEAM JUMP ON THEIR BIKES FOR DOFE

The Board of Directors and members of the Senior Management Team at Dine Contract Catering have cycled from Edinburgh to Dublin, raising over £10,000 for the Duke of Edinburgh awards. The Duke of Edinburgh award is a leading youth charity, dedicated to supporting young people... read more




Apr 2014 - SOIL ASSOCIATION AWARDS DINE CONTRACT CATERING WITH HIGHEST NUMBER OF AWARDS IN INDUSTRY

Leading national operator Dine Contract Catering has been recognised for its employee well-being initiatives, as nine of its business and industry (B&I) sites have been presented with Food for Life Awards. The Catering Mark – administered by the Soil Association... read more




Apr 2014 - 2014 GRADUATE SCHEME OPENS FOR DINE CONTRACT CATERING

Award-winning national operator Dine Contract Catering, has announced that applications for its Graduate Employment Scheme are now being taken for 2014 intake. The successful applicants must be in their final year of university, have a passion for business and the... read more




Mar 2014 - DINE CONTRACT CATERING RECEIVES HIGH COMMENDATION AT INDUSTRY AWARDS

Dine Contract Catering's ‘Eat Well, Live Well, Work Well’ initiative proved just the recipe at this year’s Health and Vitality Honours, receiving Highly Commended in the Corporate Vitality category. The annual Health and Vitality Honours are a celebration of the work... read more




Jan 2014 - A LIFETIME’S WORK IN ONE NIGHT…

Dine Contract Catering's co-founder and hands-on Chairman, Jim Cartwright, was given a standing ovation by 350 of his industry peers, when he was awarded the FSM Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to the Hospitality Sector at the end of last year. There wasn't a dry... read more




Aug 2013 - IAN CARTWRIGHT’S CYCLE CHALLENGE FOR CANCER RESEARCH

On 3rd August, Dine Contract Catering's Managing Director, Ian Cartwright undertook ‘The Raid Pyreneen’ to raise money for Cancer Research UK in memory of his Grandfather. The challenge is a tough cycle ride against the clock that crosses the length of the Pyrenees,... read more




Jun 2013 - COAST TO COAST RAISES THOUSANDS FOR ZOE’S PLACE

On the 12th-14th June, the Directors and Senior Management of Dine Contract Catering completed the fantastic challenge of cycling Coast to Coast to fundraise for Zoe’s Place, a group of babies’ hospices across the UK. The journey began in Whitehaven,Cumbria and day... read more






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