Caterer expands Caffé Dallucci after importing it from German operation

Caffe Dallucci, Hammersmith

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s café and deli offer Caffé Dallucci has notched up a new milestone with the opening of its first site in London.

The brand, which is built around fresh food and great coffee, was launched at Griffin House, Hammersmith, for Liberty Global and Virgin Media following a competitive tender process.

The high-street-style cafe will provide customers with hot and cold hand crafted beverages, a variety of food from sushi, a choice of salads and freshly-prepared sandwiches, with access to a large seating area for 49 people.

Customers will also be able to buy cold press coffee, brewed daily on site for 12 hours in addition to a range of whole leaf teas, infusions and guest coffees.

Altogether, five new employees have been taken on and they have undergone extensive training prior to the launch.

Louise Pilkington, marketing director for Compass Group UK and Ireland, said: “We are very excited about the launch of the first Caffé Dallucci site outside of the Compass Group UK & Ireland business.

“We created the original concept to respond to customer demand for great coffee, delicious food and a welcoming place to take a break or work, throughout the day. The offer has been built on three pillars: provenance, seasonality and nutrition. The focus of the brand is ‘freshly prepared and locally sourced’ and the new site includes a display which conveys to the client and customers where the products have come from.

“Every detail of Caffé Dallucci has been thought through from the perspective of the customer, from the look and feel, design of the food display, the menu options and the quick and easy pay system, ensuring staff on site are able to access high quality food options in a great environment.”

Compass first launched the “Caffé Dallucci” brand at its Chertsey headquarter site last year after being brought over from the Germany business where it has had huge success.

The concept was developed by the marketing team, enabling Compass to showcase how it can transform the ‘in-house’ catering eating experience.

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