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Share Share.

Connect with other in-house caterers to pool ideas, best practice and wisdom.  TUCO has over 500 members and we help them communicate their know-how and experience with each other. Members connect through regional meetings, working groups, industry events and professional networks; asking questions and offering advice.

Buy Buy.

Cut costs, drive-up quality and improve sustainability through smarter procurement with TUCO. Every year we purchase over £140 million of goods and services for our members through EU compliant frameworks and delivered in excess of £10 million in savings.

Learn. Learn

Sharpen your skills through the TUCO Academy, a dedicated training initiative for in-house caterers. A range of accredited courses and study tours cover all development needs through online and face-to-face learning and the annual TUCO Competitions challenge the most talented hospitality workers from our members.

Grow. Grow

Keep up to date with the latest industry trends and consumer preferences using TUCO’s research and case studies. We regularly commission research to ensure members are primed on a range of topical issues, helping them to build their businesses.

Welcome to The University Caterers Organisation

Championing in-house catering and focusing on four key categories; Share, Learn, Buy and Grow.

TUCO is the leading professional membership body for ‘in-house’ caterers operating in the higher and further education sector. We are committed to advancing the learning and development of catering and hospitality teams and work to provide quality standards, advice and information to those working in the sector.

TUCO is committed to driving the health and well-being agenda on behalf of its members and is at the fore of sustainability best practice. Our procurement team work to secure the best possible value in all framework agreements, demonstrated by purchasing volumes in excess of £140m per annum.

Our Partners

Adelie Foods Group
Bako North Western
Bunzl Catering Supplies
Clipper Teas
Coca Cola Enterprises
Country Choice
Creed Foodservice
Dr Oetker Foodservice
Falcon Foodservice Equipment
HK Foodservice Architecture
Love Joes
Lucozade Ribena Suntory
Mars Food UK
Matthew Algie
McCain Foods
Premier Foods
Santa Maria UK
Unilever Foodsolutions

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Contact Us

The University Caterers Organisation Ltd

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