Brooklands College outsources two-site catering contract to Chartwells
Surrey-based further education college, Brooklands College, has outsourced the catering contract for both campuses and awarded it to education catering specialist, Chartwells.
: Compass Group
Compass Group news team
Tuesday 09 November 2010
The six year deal to provide catering, vending and hospitality is worth nearly £3 million and, for the first time, will see one catering provider working across both the Weybridge and Ashford (Middlesex) campuses.
The College's full-time and part-time student population totals 6,000 school leavers and adults, many of whom are based at the larger Weybridge campus where Chartwells is investing in a new food court concept. This brand new dining experience will feature many of Chartwells' popular brands such as: an Amigo shop, Mondo Subs, different types of submarine rolls; Goodness Me, a fresh fruit and salad bar; TouJours, Compass' freshly baked baguettes; Trattoria, traditional pizzas, as well as Chartwells' range of cuisines from around the world. Costa Coffee will also be served throughout the campuses including a Costa Coffee café area in the Students' Union and also within the Mondo Subs outlet planned for students and staff at the Ashford Campus.
With the birth of the new partnership, Chartwells is launching a work experience partnership with the Hospitality and Tourism faculty, providing student placements within Chartwells' facilties at the College and potentially in their wider business.
Tony Byrne, Managing Director of Chartwells, said, "In updating the catering at Brooklands College, we strive to make sure that our new food court truly reflects what students like to eat at home and from the high-street. We demonstrated Chartwells' thorough insight into students' eating behaviours and we're now making our research a reality for the students."
Tony continued, "Brooklands College has an established reputation for its catering and hospitality courses and being able to provide valuable work experience to its students through Chartwells and the wider Compass business means that we can share our expertise with the talent of the future."
Andy Williams, the Interim Principal of Brooklands College added, "We are really excited to have Chartwells as our college catering provider. The food and drink options on offer will give our students much more variety and choice and I am sure the student placement opportunities will be snapped up by our hospitality students."
The news of this contract win, which begins this month, follows hot on the heels of Chartwells' six year, £21million deal with Newport City Council.
Notes to Editors
For more information about Chartwells:
Katya Heath, Compass Group UK & Ireland
Tel: 01895 554114
Mob: 07795 452522
Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is the leading provider of catering and support services to schools, colleges and universities in the UK. Chartwells works with over 2,000 education units including primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, colleges and universities.
Chartwells' Eat, Learn, Live ethos helps to educate young people about how to have a happy, safe and healthy lifestyle while contributing to a sustainable world.
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