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Sodexo fights food waste with kitchen programme to rescue wonky veg

Sodexo fights food waste with kitchen programme to rescue wonky veg

Sodexo is clamping down on unnecessary food waste by launched its own ‘wonky veg’ initiative called ‘Wasteful to Tasteful’, which aims to reduce the volume of grade B fruit and vegetables being thrown away or left to rot. With over 30% of crops never leaving the farm, Sodexo has joined forces with Waste Knot, an

Sodexo extends contract with leading chef for a second year

Sodexo has confirmed that its corporate services business will continue to work with leading chef and restaurateur Adam Handling for another year. Mr Handling will continue to support Sodexo’s corporate services culinary teams, inspiring its chefs through masterclasses and providing the company’s clients with exquisite hospitality at special events and functions. He will also help

£3.3m contract with The Royal College of Anaesthetists is just the medicine for growing caterer

Contract caterer Kudos has been appointed as the new exclusive caterer at The Royal College of Anaesthetists in a five-year deal worth £3.3m, as part of a larger framework launched by LUPC (London Universities Purchase Consortium). Taking over from Mayfair Ltd, the previous caterer, Kudos claims that its services will provide a more flexible, modern

Gather & Gather shuns plastic straws in a first for contract catering

Gather & Gather has planted a flag in the sand and declared its intention to champion a war on straws by leaving single-use plastic straws out in the cold. The UK and Ireland-wide contract caterer said yesterday that it has banned plastic straws from all 276 catering sites that it currently manages across its business.

Catering firm cooks up sales of £30m as it admits ‘stars aligned’ for business last year

Contract catering provider Wilson Vale has grown its turnover to in excess of £30m for the first time in its history. Audited results for the year to December 2017 reveal the company’s sales grew 20% year-on-year after it added eight major contracts to its portfolio and extended several others. The company is one of the

Sodexo gets its hands on London caterer to bolster food proposition

Contract catering giant Sodexo has acquired The Good Eating Company in a move designed to capitalise on the company’s coverage in the London market. The pair, which are both looking to expand their business in other metropolitan areas, including Dublin, are looking to focus on delivering innovative food solutions. The Good Eating Company will continue to operate

Catering giant targets 10% lunchtime sales growth with first in-house food-to-go range

Compass Group UK & Ireland has launched its first bespoke chilled food to go range, ‘Chop Chop’, which includes sandwiches, salads, snack pots, paninis, toasties and fruit pots. The range was developed by Compass’ in-house food development and nutrition team in partnership with high profile chefs, as well as supplier Adelie. Currently being launched across

School caterer’s rebrand is latest in foodservice group’s overhaul

Principals, the education arm of foodservices company Harbour & Jones, has unveiled a complete rebrand following a 38% growth in education contracts, adding 56 new contract wins in August this year alone. Principals’ new look comes as part of a complete branding transformation for companies within the growing Harbour & Jones family, which this year

Royal Albert Hall renews catering contract for another six years at a cost of £90m

The Royal Albert Hall has renewed its catering contract with event caterer, Rhubarb, at a value of £90m over six years.  Rhubarb has provided hospitality catering services to the Royal Albert Hall since January 2011, nearly doubling the catering turnover despite a similar show count and visitor numbers. The growth has come from the vastly

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