cashless catering system for schools and parents

about us

lunchbox makes school catering child's play

A single solution which provides a dedicated point of sale application, meal planning tools, parent account management facilities and even biometric authentication for a complete cashless school environment.

our mission

With over 20 years experience in both large scale catering and software applications, we can advise you on the best way to run your school catering facility and give you the tools you need so that you can concentrate on providing the best food to pupils.


Fast Point of Sale

A dedicated POS application designed with high customer throughput in mind. Build to run on common, inexpensive Windows hardware. Fully integrated with your back office systems.

Secure Biometric Authentication

POS terminals use accurate, high quality fingerprint scanners which are FBI Certified as meeting FIPS 201 (PIV) and Mobile ID FAP 20 requirements. This allows the checkout process to be done very quickly without the need for the student or the cashier to handle cash.

Menu Builder

Fully integrated with the POS terminal, lunchbox provides menu planning tools which allows an easy way to manage your products and meals in a single place.

API Integration

Direct integration with your school system ensures that student information is always accurate and kept up to date.


Supplementing the menu planning tools, lunchbox provides facilities to create subscriptions and meal sets. These will be made available online giving you the ability to incentivise student sign ups and therefore stabilise your catering operations.

Parent Portal

Secure Online parent portal gives the parents a dedicated dashboard from which to manage their family account. They can top up accounts, browse published menus, enquire on their children's spending habits and optionally place limits and restrictions if desired.

Financial Reporting

Reliable financial reporting and enquiry functions will free you from the burden of having to reconcile the numbers at the end of the month. A dedicated financial dashboard means you can give your accountant their own access to all the relevant information that they need.

for schools

A comprehensive and integrated toolset provides a complete solution for management of the school cafeteria. Spend more time on the core business activities and less time inputting data.

for students

Secure biometric authentication means that students no longer have to carry cash and can get through the checkout in no time at all. Less time queueing means more recess time!

for parents

With a dedicated parent dashboard, lunchbox will provide parents with a super easy to use toolset to see and manage the daily spending habits of their children.