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Sodexo gets its hands on London caterer to bolster food proposition

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

Caterer relishes chance to scale after equipping kitchen with latest British kit

A fast-growing workplace caterer that relocated to a state-of-the-art production kitchen earlier this year could double its business following the investment it has made in additional space and new equipment. Grazing Food spent more than £400,000 moving from the centre of London to a purpose-built CPU in Bermondsey and managing director, Sam Hurst, told FEJ

Benugo pulls out of catering contract after opposition from locals

Foodservice operator Benugo has pulled out of a catering contract to run a cafe in London’s Hampstead Heath after listening to feedback from locals who opposed the decision. As revealed by FEJ earlier this week HERE, customers of the Parliament Hill café launched a petition in response to Benugo’s appointment as the café operator in

Contract catering giant unveils £250k kitchen hub

The Mayor of the London Borough of Hounslow, Councillor Nisar Malik, has opened a £250,000 Creative Kitchen facility funded by Chartwells, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s specialist provider of catering to the education sector. The investment by Chartwells is part of the Feeding Futures joint venture with the London Borough of Hounslow, producing meals for

Servest expands catering division with acquisition of Accuro

Facilities management service provider Servest has further expanded its catering division with the acquisition of Accuro Catering, part of the Accuro FM Group. National contract catering company Accuro Catering works with a range of education, hospital and healthcare clients. Servest recognised that the acquisition was a good strategic fit for the expansion of its business

Kitchen design key to happy customers for Centerplate

Contract caterers need a firm grasp of catering equipment innovation in order to provide clients with the best service. FEJ caught up with high-flying event catering specialist Centerplate to find out from group projects manager, Steve Lelittka, where the kit fits into the equation. Given that Centerplate works across a multitude of sites, how do

Caterer pilots makeover of Belfast Airport café-bar

Fed & Watered, the high-end café-bar at Belfast International Airport, is hoping to see its sales soar after completing a major refurbishment programme. The Mount Charles Group, which manages the outlet, has revitalised the brand identity to better meet consumer trends, which has involved improving the menu choices and customer queuing system, and increasing the