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Catering service provider: We provide hot and cold catering for up to 400 people. We have catered for meetings, conferences, events, weddings, funerals and parties. We deliver food within Central Manchester and can also offer a staffed food service at your location.

Location

4th Floor, Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

We are based in central Manchester, near Ancoats and we deliver food throughout the city. We can deliver food in Greater Manchester by arrangement.

Social Value

Our catering service (‘Swan Kitchens’) is situated within the educational charity Back on Track, which works with adults who have had problems with homelessness, mental health, addictions and offending, supporting people though education and one-to-one support to get the skills and experience they need to build a better future.

Swan Kitchens run an in-house training café, pop-up market stalls and a professional standard outside catering business. Our café and pop-ups provide vital training and work experience opportunities for service users, with many progressing on to volunteering and paid work.

The growth of our outside catering service has enabled us to create paid jobs and traineeships and to date we have created 7 paid roles.

All profits are reinvested in the business or donated to Back on Track. The training café utilises surplus food though our relationship with Fareshare, allowing us to offer subsidised food to service users experiencing food poverty. Our outside catering service uses local food providers and sustainably sourced disposables.

Case Study

We have developed a very strong relationship with One Manchester, who have used Swan Kitchens to provide hot and cold catering for all areas of the organisation including board meetings, resident consultations and awareness campaigns. We regularly provide soup for their ‘Community Soup’ events. To date we have fulfilled over 100 orders, feeding more than 3000 people! We have been happy to adapt our menu to suit when something different or extra special is required.