Aramark UK has signed a five-year contract to provide catering services to New City College.
New City College is the largest college in East London and South Essex, spanning nine campuses with over 20,000 students and 2,000 employees.
Aramark will provide services to 22 food outlets across multiple sites, investing in a fresh new look and feel at venues, as well as improving speed of service.
Healthy eating for students and faculty will be supported by improving the range of nutritious products at each campus.
This includes the installation of salad bars, increased plant-based options, and improved cooking techniques by the Aramark culinary team, led in the UK by culinary director Paul Bloxham.
An evolving range of value meal deals will also be enhanced to ensure all customers have access to great value meal deals, encouraging those entitled to Free College Meal (FCM) to use their daily allowance.
As well as catering services, Aramark UK will provide a number of additional benefits to students, including employment opportunities, culinary workshops, Enterprise Days giving an insight into the hospitality sector, as well as training sessions on preparing for the workplace, including CV writing and preparing for interviews.
Helen Milligan-Smith, managing director of Aramark Food Services UK, said: “We aim to transform the catering service at NCC with our keen appreciation for the role of food and coffee at the heart of campus life.
“Our new food offering is designed to meet student and staff’s varying needs, as well as enhancing the learning experience of the students in the culinary and foodservice world.”