Welcome Cityserve, your multi-award winning Civic Education Caterer.

As part of Birmingham City Council, we are a social organisation. This means that we put students and schools at the heart of everything we do without having to lower standards or cut-costs to pay profits to shareholders or owners. Any trading surpluses made are recycled back into the City of Birmingham.

Cityserve - Delivered by the Council - Owned by Citizens


CITYKITCHEN – Made Fresh, feeds over 70,000 children within a 90 minute window every school day, and we buy around £12m worth of food every year!

We work closely with the School Food Plan and ensure all of our food is fresh and nutritious.

We don’t tell students what they should eat; we work with them to understand what they want to eat and then we ensure that it meets the required standards of school food compliance.

Our contracts are flexible – we aren’t tied to rigid corporate frameworks. We manage our partnerships on trust and strong relationships and can agree a unique way of working for each different customer. We can also help with infrastructure investment – turning tired canteens into vibrant dining areas.


CITYKITCHEN LIVE is in the heart of Birmingham and accessible to all of our customers. Our food creation and innovation centre is led by our Executive Development Chef and his creative team of foodies and nutritionists, and spearheads our aim of being the school food provider of choice.

We support education and help thousands of students learn about food provenance and provide gardening packs and funding to encourage sowing, nurturing, harvesting, preparation, cooking and ultimately eating home-grown produce.


We don’t have shareholders or financiers. As a Civic Business and part of Birmingham City Council you can trust us to do the right thing.

Kids are at the heart of every decision we make.
Competitively priced with flexible contracts.
Birmingham based – Birmingham at heart.
We use the best, local produce.

CITYSERVE: Proudly feeding children and maintaining their schools for the benefit of local communities