Elior has won a five-year catering contract at vocational training specialist Henley College Coventry. 

The appointment comes as the college undergoes a major refurbishment programme, as Paul Fisher, Elior director of education, explained: “The college, which has over 5,000 students and 408 teaching staff, is currently undergoing a major £7m re-building and modernisation programme to improve the physical environment and facilities.

“This includes refurbishment of the refectory to provide a modern dining experience for customers.”

Elior has introduced a range of new food and beverage concepts to deliver a high street style offer, including a design your own burger concept called Heavenly Burger; handmade pizzas at Pizza Foundry; prepared sandwiches and salads from GO!SASA; and ChU*, a street food offer based on pan-Asian and American street food.

The ‘We proudly serve Starbucks’ brand has also been introduced, featuring Starbucks Fairtrade hot beverages and iced drinks.

Nigel Dunnill, head of hospitality & creative studies, Henley College Coventry commented: “Elior has mobilised our contract with a high degree of efficiency and effectiveness. Staff have been supported well in the transition from the incumbent and the quality of décor, food and service has improved significantly to date.”


By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

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