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. Most recently, we have launched a ‘fit-for-purpose’ training Academy which aims to support caterers with the development of skills that they truly need to grow their businesses.
TUCO is also committed to driving the health and well-being agenda on behalf of its members, and is at the forefront of sustainability best practice. Through a series of strategic partnerships with Industry Bodies and Organisations, TUCO has developed a new benchmark in sustainable catering that supports members’ individual institutions and sets best practice examples for the wider sector.
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 annual Independent Audit evidences the positive contribution which our agreements make to our members’ bottom line, with collective savings of over £10 million pounds in 2014.