School Meals

Rafters Café, Portlaoise have been selected to be the sole providers of the Catering Services to The Sacred Heart school Tullamore. Rafters main business is based in Portlaoise, where we own and run Rafters Café. The owners live locally in Mucklagh Co Offaly and are always available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the dietary requirements of your children.

As parents themselves they realise all too well the importance of healthy and nutritious menu items and place a lot of emphasis on the importance of Healthy Eating during school hours. With over 20 years experience in the food industry it is guaranteed every menu item will be of a consistently high standard.

Every day there a selection of 3 Hot Lunch Items available for €2.95 and a choice of rolls, sandwiches Paninis and wraps both toasted and plain from €1.50. There will of course be Homemade Soup everyday which is always Gluten Free .Our menus range from pastas, stir fries. chicken curry and a menu item with potato and vegetable.

Our soups are freshly made daily in our Bespoke production kitchen and are Gluten Free. The soup that is provided for your children is Restaurant Quality- as it is the same soup that we sell to our customers in Portlaoise. We do have Gluten Free Bread available for sandwiches, and our staff are all trained on the importance of proper hygiene practises in dealing with Coeliacs , vegans, vegetarians or any student with a Dietary Allergy. The Chicken Curry Madras on our menus will always be Gluten Free and most of the sauces we use for our menu items are also Gluten Free.

None of our menu items will ever contain nuts, however we can not 100% guarantee that an ingredient that we have purchased has not been in contact with any nut product before we have received same. Trish is always available to answer any query you may have in terms of any specific dietary requirement for your child and can be contacted by email at info@rafterscafé.ie, please include your phone number so she can call you back.

All lunches must be pre-ordered either before school or at mid morning break from 10.45am to 11.00 am in the hall. Students will be issued with a cloakroom ticket for which they will produce at lunch time to collect their order. There is a facility on our web site for you as parents to pay on line, should you choose to do this, a voucher will be available for your child at mid morning break. To do this, please go to , and please do not hesitate to call one of us if you have any queries in relation to how the system works. Our numbers are listed below.

Rafters Café look forward to serving the Parents, Students and Staff of the Sacred Heart School.

Trish Colbert 087-2723623
 Dominic Peel 087-2263763