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Caffé Dallucci

Contract caterer launches first retail site for in-house cafe brand

Contract caterer launches first retail site for in-house cafe brand

Eurest, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has launched the first public-facing site of its Caffé Dallucci brand at Solent Business Park in Fareham. Focussing on providing fresh food, great coffee and good company, the brand will now provide its premium food and beverage offer to a public audience, having launched a series of other

Elior contract catering

Elior Group targets SME market by connecting 1,200 kitchens

Elior Group has vowed to make contract catering accessible to employees of SMEs with the creation of the first-ever connected restaurant: The Living Room. Access to contract catering services has largely been reserved for large companies up to now, but Elior intends to open it up to companies with at least 10 employees who, via

Albert Roux OBE, Michel Roux Jr., Emily Roux

Jockey Club Catering signs deal with three generations of the Rouxs

Jockey Club Catering has agreed an extended three-year partnership that will see three generations of Roux working together at Jockey Club Racecourses. Led by culinary icon Albert Roux OBE and supported by son, Michel Roux Jr., and granddaughter, Emily Roux, the family will be bringing an enhanced version of the sell-out legendary Chez Roux luxury

Cooking equipment extraction

Self-extracting cooking kit smashes barriers to in-house catering

Innovations in kitchen technology, particularly around self-extracting cooking systems, are proving to be a major driver of growth in the contract catering sector, a leading foodservice caterer has said. Nathan Jones, director and co-founder of H+J, which serves schools, venues and workplaces, said that while clients typically retain control over the equipment their facilities use,

Medirest Signature

Leading private London hospital appoints caterer on five-year terms

Compass Group has signed a new contract to deliver catering services to Bupa Cromwell Hospital through Medirest Signature. The specialist brand is designed to provide tailormade support and catering services to patients, visitors and employees in the private healthcare market. The value of the five-year contract has not been disclosed but it will see 62


Caterer lands giant foodservice contract worth £60m

Education caterer Chartwells has been awarded the biggest single site foodservice contract that has come to the higher education market in recent years, following a competitive tender process. Valued at £60m, Chartwells will deliver an innovative and ambitious food offer that will enhance the student experience at Brunel University London. In a further commitment, Chartwells

Nick Vadis, culinary director

‘We’re not as precious as we used to be on kit,’ says top Compass chef

The most senior chef working for Britain’s largest caterer, Compass Group, admits the company is “not as precious” as it used to be on equipment choice and suggests clients are increasingly seeking its advice on creating the optimal kitchen. In a wide-ranging interview published in the December issue of FEJ, Compass Group’s highly experienced and

Compass Culinary Olympics gold

Team England prove too hot for kitchen rivals at Culinary Olympics

Compass Group UK & Ireland is celebrating after some of its best chefs returned from the World Culinary Olympics victorious with 10 awards, including a Gold for Team England for the first time. The 24th edition of the global culinary contest, which took place this week, saw 40 nations and more than 2,000 professional chefs

Patrick Harbour and Nathan Jones, directors and co-founders, Harbour & Jones

Fast-growing catering outfit undergoes “total” rebrand after 50% growth in business

UK foodservice company Harbour & Jones has announced a complete rebrand for its growing collection of businesses to support its future growth plans. The company, which this year celebrated 12 years in business and acquired two new companies in December 2015 resulting in a 50% growth, has unveiled new and distinctive identities for all five

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03:  A general view of the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on January 3, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Everton beat Liverpool in local hospitality stakes

The catering firm behind one of the UK’s most historic football grounds is celebrating after beating its rivals to an award for the top regional hospitality venue in sport. Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events popped the champagne corks after Everton FC was named Sports Hospitality Venue of the Year 2016 at the Downtown in Business