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David Bentley designs BaxterStorey’s first ever vegan cafe concept

BaxterStorey has launched its first entirely vegan café at The Royal College of Art’s flagship Kensington Campus after teaming up with former FCSI UK chair David Bentley. The opening comes in response to requests from the Student Union for an outlet to cater for the increasing number of vegans and vegetarians in the student population.

Sodexo joins forces with Taylor St Baristas for unique food and coffee push

Sodexo has joined forces with specialty coffee provider Taylor St Baristas to launch a global quality coffee programme that puts baristas at the heart of itsoffer. As one of the most sophisticated coffee markets in the world, London has been chosen as the launch market for the partnership. The new exclusive partnership will see Sodexo

Catering firm gains prestigious ‘Three Stars’ from SRA after mammoth sustainability push

CH&CO has become the largest and most diverse contract caterer to be awarded the top-level Three Star rating by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). The SRA rating, which is regarded as the Michelin Stars of sustainability, encompasses the whole CH&CO business, including workplaces, destinations, venues, events, education, livery and healthcare. Sustainability is an important long-term

Vertas Group makes acquisition to become a national contract catering provider

Vertas Group has completed the acquisition of Churchill Catering in a deal which sees it become a national contract catering provider. The company’s food proposition has primarily focused on the education sector up to now, with 40,000 meals prepared daily for school children and college students across East Anglia. The takeover of Churchill sees Vertas

Caterer makes dual appointment in bid to penetrate new areas of the market

Amadeus has made two senior executive appointments as it looks to bolster its event and venue catering portfolio. Paul Bate will take up the post of operations director for Amadeus’ ‘home venues’, which includes managing the catering for four million visitors per year at the NEC Group venues. Mr Bate previously held the position of catering

Catering firm signs raw vegan coach to food development team and eyes new menu design

Catering firm Kudos has brought a nutritionist and raw vegan coach into its food development team in a clear sign of how menu trends are changing. Rochelle Costa joins the business having worked in Malaysia, South Africa and Portugal and will work in unison with chief executive Matthew Herter to influence the recipe and menu

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