Contract Catering articles

Mount Charles rakes in £37m worth of contracts and expands footprint of catering business

Mount Charles rakes in £37m worth of contracts and expands footprint of catering business

Mount Charles, a Northern Ireland-based catering and outsourcing company, has successfully bagged a raft of new accounts totalling £37m for the last year following its entry to the Republic of Ireland. The firm announced that it has won new contracts over its collective duration in the past 12 months, boosting this year’s turnover by 18%

‘Bullying’ Centerplate ordered to pay football club £1.3m in damages after breaking catering contract

Contract caterer Centerplate has been branded “unprofessional” and “bullying” by a judge following a legal dispute with Gillingham Football Club. Centerplate was told to pay the League One club damages of more than £1.35m after a judge ruled in its favour following a walkout in 2015. Judge Sir Alistair MacDuff was extremely critical of the

CH&Co Group locks in £58m of new and retained contracts in fruitful first half

Catering specialist CH&Co Group has secured more than £58m of new and retained business within the first six months of its financial year, it has revealed. The new sales across the UK, which represents £26.7m in full contract term value, come from over 20 new clients including Farnborough Business Park, Coleg Gwent, Arqiva, Pall Europe, St

Caterer defies falling oil and gas prices to build kitchens overseas

Scotland’s largest independent privately-owned catering company is preparing to grab a bigger slice of international markets after securing an additional £6.5m in investment. Westhill-based Entier plans to expand its overseas operations, building on its existing work at 38 remote locations in 23 countries. The business already has a presence in Australia, Canada, Singapore, Trinidad and

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 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

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

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,

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