Aramark UK has signed a new five-year contract to provide catering services to New City College, which has nine campuses across east London and south Essex, with more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees.
Aramark will provide services to 22 food outlets across multiple sites. It plans to invest in new-look venues, as well as improving speed of service.
Healthy eating for students and faculty will be a focus, including the installation of salad bars and more plant-based options. Aramark will also provide culinary workshops for students, Enterprise Days, to give an insight into the hospitality sector, and training sessions on joining the workplace, including CV writing and preparing for interviews.
Helen Milligan-Smith, managing director of Aramark Food Services UK, said: "We are delighted to be beginning a new partnership with New City College as we continue to strengthen our presence in the education sector. 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."
Suri Araniyasundaran, deputy chief executive at New City College, said: "The food and other refreshments served on our campuses are a very important element of our students' experience. After a robust tender process, we are pleased to confirm that Aramark will be working with us on this significant contract. We look forward to a fresh, new approach to our campus food outlets."
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