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 developing of catering and hospitality teams, and work to provide quality standards, advice and information to those working in the sector.
TUCO is committed to driving the health and well-being agenda on behalf of its members, and is at the fore of sustainability best practice.
Our procurement team work to secure the best possible value in all framework agreements, demonstrated by purchasing volumes in the region of £150m per annum.
Membership is open to organisations which:
- are higher education institutions, by virtue of their full time equivalent student enrolment number for courses of higher education exceeding 55% of their total full-time equivalent enrolment number, or further education establishments and which, in each case, have an in-house catering service
- apply to the Company in the form required by the directors
- are approved by the directors.
Based on location the membership institution will be part of a regional group headed by a regional chair. The region will meet regularly throughout the year and through attendance at these meetings members will be able to fully participate in the company and fully derive all benefits as well as keeping fully informed of new developments in the company’s activities.
For details of our procedures for the election of a Regional Chair, please click here
Board of Directors
TUCO Ltd is managed by a Board of Directors drawn from the members of the Company who offer a range of skills as listed in a generic director role profile and which complement the board’s skill requirements.