Yes. To be able to place an order online for click & collect, you must first create an account and register your child as a card user. The card account must be credited beforehand to place online orders. No order will be processed or authorised without sufficient funds on the card account.
A collection area and system will be communicated to the students by the school and/or the caterer.
All orders must be placed before Midnight on the day before collection day to be effective.
Yes, you can. Simply select the days of the week that you wish to collect the orders for.
You can check and cancel upcoming orders from your account just click on "Pre Orders" to view.
Online orders are paid using the card balance or if purchasing a meal deal product the meal plan credits available on the card are used. To place an online order, please ensure that you have sufficient funds to do so. Should there be insufficient funds on the card to pay for the online order, the order will not be processed.
If you subscribed to one of our Meal Plans, meal plan unit will be deducted from the remaining units available and associated with the card.
Meal Plan can be purchased online via your account.
Each unit can be redeemed for lunchtime, at the collection time available (12.30 & 13.05)
You can redeem one meal plan unit per day and per card in the following ways:
The card must be presented for redemption of a meal plan unit at point of sale.
Simply tap the card at the reader and a meal plan unit will be deducted from your meal plan.
b. Pre-order your meal plan unit online for collection
The meal plan unit is automatically deducted from your meal plan.
There is no time limit to redeem your meal plan lunch units.
Please note that in addition to available meal plan credits the card balance must not be negative.
5 meal plan credits
Card Balance @ -€2.50
In the above instance meal plan credits cannot be redeemed for a meal deal.
5 meal plan credits
Card Balance @ €0.00
In the above instance meal plan credits can be redeemed for a meal deal.
Once the card user(s) is set up under your account, the system will automatically assign a card number to the card user. The card is then ready for collection at the caterer station / school administration on the following school day.
Please note that the card can only be used for payment if either it has been topped-up or a meal plan has been purchased.
Parents can add credit to the card(s) under their account in the two following ways:
a. Online via your account: This is the most convenient way, as students do not need to bring cash on-site to load the card at the school, and the cardholder can go straight to get their meal. To load the card online, please follow these steps:
A record of your transactions are viewable in "My Account".
b. On-site: At the canteen till, using cash:
You will be able to check the amount of credit you have left on the card(s) registered under your account using the following methods:
a. Online under your account. Please note that the card balance is updated at the end of the day and therefore card balance at time of viewing may not reflect the current day transactions.
b. On-site at the canteen point of sale: simply ask the canteen staff and tap your card on the reader device located at the till. Staff will let the cardholder know how much is left on the card.
Note: Throughout the year, whenever the card balance reaches or is below €5.00, you will receive an email notifying you of the current balance.
In the event of a student forgetting their card in good faith we will take note of the transaction details and process the transaction either the following day or by making a manual entry if the card number can be identified.
Yes you can. The daily spend limit on every card upon registration is set by default at “None” i.e. no spend limit will apply.
If you would like to change this, simply:
Once the daily limit spend is set, no transaction above that limit can be completed. The limit can be changed at any time by you by logging in to your account and following the same process described previously.
The daily spend limit per card is always viewable under “My account”.
IMPORTANT: Note that changes made to daily spend limits are applied to the card on the next school day.
Should the card be missing, please report immediately the lost card online under your account:
Once the card is reported lost on the account, the card will be immediately deactivated and rendered unusable. A new card will then automatically be assigned to the cardholder on this account and made available for collection the next school day or at the earliest practicable opportunity. Balance is transferred to the new card.
A charge of €2.50 will be applied to the card balance.
Note: Should the cardholder realise that their card is lost; they can report the lost card directly to the canteen operator. The canteen operator will then deactivate the card at point of sale, rendering the card unusable at the point of sale for the day only. However the account holder MUST report the card lost online under the account to deactivate it completely and get a replacement card. If the card is not reported and registered as lost under the account, the card can still be used. This facility is only provided so that the child’s card will not be misused on the day.
Food Excellence cannot prevent the unauthorised use of the card until the card deactivation becomes effective, and any transactions undertaken before the deactivation has become effective will be at your risk.
Please report / bring the card to a canteen staff or school administration.
An overdraft facility will apply on the card for the purchase of food at the canteen. This means that a student can go up to €5.00 overdrawn, should their balance be insufficient to pay for their lunch.
Parents will be notified of the card balance. If sufficient funds are not available to complete a transaction no transaction will be possible at the canteen stand.
Yes. Parents are able to add all their children to a single account. There will be however one card per child.
Every card under the account will be assigned its own credit / meal plan.
Parents cannot move credit from one card to another card unless one of the children leaves the school.
All these wonderful features are handily available from your account:
A refund is available according to our terms and conditions. Please send us an email and we will process your request accordingly.
Yes, you can. Simply send us your request by email and we will process accordingly.
Card balances are retained on the account for the lifetime of the account.
This can be done by clicking on the "Edit my account" button on the "My account" page.