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Metro Canteens - Healthy Food Options

Welcome to Metro Canteens Queensland

At Metro Canteens Queensland we specialise in providing superior canteen services that result in higher profits for the school, as well as providing children with an interesting and nutritious variety of food choices. With a management team of more than 50 years combined hospitality experience, Metro Canteens Queensland’s broad range of services includes:

  • Fully Outsourced Canteens for Schools and Boarding Schools
  • Barista Cafes
  • Licensed Events Catering
  • Metro Cafe

Metro Canteens are canteen specialists. We don’t get involved in gardening, maintenance, painting, uniforms as we only operate canteens. Additionally we train and run with our own company staff and will not franchise the canteen operation to our managers or convenors as abiding by the Franchising code of conduct is onerous and costly and requires the school board or admin approval. 


Outsource your tuckshop to Metro Canteens

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Variety of Food

We emphase on using farm fresh, ingredient driven homemade items. Our menu, includes delicious pizza, burgers, pastas, soups, salads, sandwiches and rolls, plus a range of vegetarian, gluten free and halal.

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Competitive Pricing

It is in our interest to ensure that the pricing of our food items is affordable and not higher than nearby food outlets.

We are well aware that the students control the pricing. Simply put, they will not buy if prices are too high and high pricing is not the way to maximise sales. In fact the reverse is the result.

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Staff Training

Our staff are trained to Metropolitan Canteens standards in customer service, food preparation and canteen operating systems.

Our Chef/Director Dianne and our training Chef Michael will work on site training staff in the Metro way of home cooked healthy meals. Dianne has had in excess of 20 years in the Metro way which has proved very successful in that time.

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Administration Expertise

Allow us to run your canteen and relieve your staff of the burden and cost of every day operations such as:

Rostering. We have a bank of staff who can plug gaps re absentees.

Payroll. We employ the staff and attend to super, workcover, leave entitlements etc.

Accounts. We collate and pay suppliers invoices.

Food Safety. We comply with the Food Act and Food Standards code 2006. And ensure food for sale is safe and suitable for food consumption.

Insurances. We take care of Insuring our products as well as a $20m Public Liability cover.

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Catering Functions

We have a team of trained chefs offering a wide variety of menus from Finger Foods, High Teas, Buffets, Sit Down Dinners, Carveries and a take home family meal menu for teachers and admin staff.

Many schools will have a dinner for Parent Teacher nights where we can offer the teachers a formal sit down dinner or a smorgasbord or even individual packed dinners. Other functions we cater for may be something small as an up market lunch for the principal entertaining dignitaries or maybe a cocktail party for certain school events or fundraisers.

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Quality Control

Management conducts regular quality control inspections and audits to ensure our standards are being met.

Hygiene and cleanliness are given the highest priority at Metropolitan Canteens. Staff are required to maintain a high level of personal hygiene. We ensure the school canteen is clean and well presented at all times.

We deal with local government, adhering to the food safety programs required. Temperature monitoring of foods served, deliveries, fridges and freezers are of high importance.


Homemade meals made on site


ASCA is delighted that Metro Canteens is our exclusive recommended catering firm for school canteens in Queensland. When selecting our recommended ‘best value’ catering firm we looked for the best combination of quality, service and cost, and Metro was the clear winner. In addition, they have a strong understanding of the need to manage risk, as well as providing healthy choices in school canteens.

David Edwards


I just wanted to touch base with you as I am leaving Pac Pines SHS Business Manager position.
I wanted to say that I have really enjoyed our collaboration, you have been amazing to work with and I have enjoyed your honesty and integrity.

Cheryl Lowe

Pac Pines SHS Business Manager

Operating Queensland school tuckshops for 18 years

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