Chichester College Group has extended its 15-year partnership with foodservice firm Aramark UK with the awarding of a new five-year contract.
The Aramark team will build on the existing offer with new food offerings and a new look and feel to a number of the campuses, including a new layout.
Since the partnership began in 2006, Chichester College Group has grown from a two-campus facility to five sites educating more than 20,000 students across West Sussex, including Chichester College, Crawley College, Brinsbury College and Worthing College, and Haywards Heath College.
Aramark employs more than 50 people, including students and former students, across the five colleges in both foodservice and across the four onsite nurseries. An additional three members of staff will be joining the team in the coming months, including the newly created positions of student liaison officer, marketing manager and an executive group chef.
Helen Milligan-Smith, managing director, Aramark UK, said: "We have a fantastic collaborative relationship with our clients at Chichester College Group and are extremely proud of our 15-year partnership. Working together, we make sure to listen to students and staffs' varying needs to provide innovative, responsible and sustainable catering options.
"As Chichester College Group has expanded, Aramark has proudly grown in support and we look forward to enhancing the living and learning experience and environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors."
Julie Kapsalis, managing director of Chichester College Group, added: "We are proud to be able to extend our partnership with Aramark for another five years. We are excited by plans to offer our students a selection of healthy, freshly cooked menus to enjoy. Over the years, Aramark have also supported our students' learning through a number of initiatives designed to improve their employability skills and we look forward to continuing to develop those links and to drive innovation."