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Elior secures two-year contract extension with Wiltshire school

18 July 2016 by
Elior secures two-year contract extension with Wiltshire school

Elior UK has been awarded a two-year catering contract extension worth around £700,000 by Sheldon School in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

The catering firm said it has introduced innovative food concepts at the school which has seen sales increase by 22.5% so far this year compared with 2015.

Adam Sydney, general manager for Elior at Sheldon School, said: "School catering can sometimes lack the ‘wow factor'. At Elior, we don't see why that should be the case and wanted to offer something really special.

James Couchman, Sheldon School business manager, added: "We know the students really care about the food served at our school, so we got them involved in the design of the ShelPod. And because we know their tastes are constantly changing, we're keeping them engaged with a menu that changes every two to three weeks.

"The live cooking element adds real theatre - making a spectacle of snacks and meals. With Elior's support we've also introduced biometric payment, which has been a huge success, reducing queues and helping parents keep control over what their children eat and how much they spend."

The new deal is an extension of a three-year contract granted in 2014 and will see Elior continue to cater for more than 1,800 students and 200 staff a day across six outlets on the site.

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