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We’re your school, college and university catering design and build experts.

ifse for Education

Whatever the size or budget, we can provide an efficient and ergonomic solution for your food service.

The team at ifse have over 25 years experience designing catering areas for schools, colleges and universities, including King’s College London, LSE, London South Bank University, Hockerill College, Oundle school and Oxford University.

Benefit from a dedicated team of designers, builders and engineers who are assigned to your project from the very beginning, meaning the design we put forward is well thought-out, cost efficient and future proofed.

We’ve been partnering with schools, colleges and universities to create outstanding catering facilities for over 25 years

Our designers understand that catering areas in schools, colleges and universities act as more than a place to eat… For most facilities, the restaurant or canteen is now a meeting place, a social hub and a place to study. This is translated into the design that our team put forward.

We work with you and your catering team to define the area with it’s own unique flare. Everything is created by our in-house team and our team work closely with you to understand every aspect of your operation.

Let’s turn your catering challenge into an exciting opportunity!


Every project starts with a good design. Our designers have the creative vision and the latest tools to provide you with a well though out and cutting edge solution for your catering facility.


Achieve lower commercial catering equipment costs with the largest discounts available in the market thanks to over 35 years experience in the industry and our links to the largest commercial catering equipment brands.

Project management

Your project is in experienced hands. We pride ourselves on our versatile and qualified in-house project management team, who all have the necessary and correct industry accreditations.

Explore our recent Education designs

Why you should work with us

An award-winning in-house team

Benefit from teams that are completely focused on your project. Our specialists are all directly employed by ifse, meaning our designers, builders, and managers are personally invested in your project.

Dedicated project manager

Unlike other companies, you wont be chasing us to get updates on your project. We provide you with a dedicated expert project manager who is your single point of contact throughout your project. From day one, the project manager will take case of all aspects of your fit-out.

Experienced in the industry

We know restaurants and all of the detail that often gets overlooked. ifse was established in 1991 and our specialists have, on average, over 25 years experience designing and fitting out all types of restaurants.

Quality matched with speed

Most recently, our team completed four 500 square meter restaurant refurbishment projects in the NEC Exhibition Centre in just six weeks “virtually snag free” and ready for the exhibitions to open with normal catering service.

The recent installation at King’s Kitchen is the new ‘jewel in the crown’ of our catering offer. John and the team at IFSE have delivered yet another fantastic restaurant for us and the finished result has been extremely well received.

Joe Fox, Estates and Facilities Manager - Kings College London


Looking for inspiration? Why not download our Restaurant Design Concepts PDF that will give you a taste of the restaurant design capabilities of our team.

Our brochure. Download our brochure which can give you more detail about what we do and how we do it. Don’t worry, it’s free!

Let’s partner on your next restaurant refurbishment?

If you’re thinking of refurbishing your restaurant drop us a message or give our team a call.