Aramark has won a five-year, £13m contract with the University of Westminster.
It will provide catering and hospitality services to 20,000 students across five London sites - Marylebone, Harrow, New Cavendish Street, Little Titchfield Street and Regent Street - in a deal which has scope for a two-year extension.
With students representing 150 nationalities, the food will have an international theme to meet the diverse cultures at the university. A refurbishment programme is planned, funded by the university and Aramark, including new café bars at three of the sites.
Tracey Smith, business development director - education, at Aramark, said: "We're not just about feeding people. We recognise that we are a ‘shop window' for the university, and by providing an expert service and listening to the needs of students we can help make the University of Westminster even more appealing and support its future growth.
"As well as improving the student experience we'll be generating improved profitability for the university by growing its hospitality, event and summer school business."
To focus on this area the caterer has introduced a new position of hospitality and conference manager.
Trevor Wills, director of estates & facilities at the University of Westminster, added: "Aramark has a long history of working with universities and we are certain its catering offer will appeal to our diverse population of students and staff."
By Janet Harmer
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