Metropolitan Canteens est. 1991

Metropolitan Canteens embarked upon its ambition to provide valuable canteen operations in 1991 with a contract to operate one canteen. Since then our contracts have expanded to include over 100 schools in various states/territories around Australia including South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and the ACT. Our policy of controlled steady growth means we continue to expand while Metropolitan Canteens continues to guarantee schools a financial return from their canteen operation.

At Metropolitan Canteens, we believe our success is due to our commitment to provide increased financial return and customer satisfaction through a range of nourishing, interesting and quality foods at reasonable prices.

Metro Canteens are a recommended canteen service provider from ASCA (Australian School Canteen Association)after receiving their ‘5 Star Canteen Accreditation Certificate’.

“For schools wishing to outsource their school canteen and other catering needs to a professional and high-quality canteen services provider I would not hesitate to recommend Metro Canteens. They provide excellent food and services and great value for the school”

David Edwards, CEO ASCA


Ray Edwards

Ray Edwards established Metropolitan Canteens and has brought to the business more than 30 years of food catering experience. Ray’s catering background is also complemented by his accounting qualification, which has allowed him to grow Metro Canteens to a national level, while providing canteen services that substantially increase schools own profit margins.

Ray’s approach to Metropolitan Canteens’ service is very much hands-on, regularly visiting each canteen to ensure quality-operating standards are being met both behind and across the counter.

Communicating and liaising with school principals and staff also occupies much of Ray’s time. He strives to keep these key people updated on initiatives undertaken by Metropolitan Canteens and discuss matters relating to the ongoing successful and profitable operation of their school’s canteen.