AiP (Alliance in Partnership) provide quality, fresh, locally sourced and seasonal meals for Blue Coat Students and Staff. The needs of secondary school pupils are ever changing, and this group is particularly brand-savvy and influenced by trends in the bigger food landscape. AiP’s secondary school brand ‘Feed Me’ has been developed to offer a range of solutions reflecting trends in food to go, café culture and street food, as well as more formal sit-down lunches made with quality ingredients.
Cashless Catering – FAQs
What is a cashless system?
A Cashless Catering System is a solution which is purpose designed to meet the ever evolving needs and demands of the catering provision, required by today’s schools and academies. The Trust-e Cashless Solution allows schools to be better able to provide their students and staff with a faster, more efficient and more appealing meal service.
What is ‘Biometric’?
Biometric is simply a method of identifying an individual person. The Trust-e Cashless System uses an algorithm based scan, which reads between 50 and 130 points on the finger/thumb. It is not a fingerprint in any way, shape or form and is of use only in the Cashless System.
How does a biometric system work?
The information of a pupil or staff member, who has been biometrically registered, is stored on a secure biometric controller within the school, which only your provider, Nationwide Retail Systems, can access with permission from the school. Once an account is credited, the pupil or staff member places their finger/thumb on the EPOS Terminal Biometric Reader, which looks up their account and allows them to purchase items using only this method of identification.