Harbour & Jones has picked up brand new business worth around £5m with a three-year catering contract at RSA House, home to the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA).
The three-year deal, with an option to extend to five years, will see the boutique operator take over from the in-house team, with a permanent staff of 20 expected to transfer to Harbour & Jones under TUPE from 6 February.
Harbour & Jones will operate the Gerard Bar, exclusively for use by RSA Fellows, as well as the Vaults public restaurant. It will also cater for all events at RSA House, including conferences, lectures and meetings, canapé parties, private dinners and weddings.
Commenting on the decision to appoint Harbour & Jones, RSA House's venue director Matthew Bates said: "Bringing Harbour & Jones on board as our catering partner is a reflection of our food philosophy and our desire to push the creative boundaries of event production for our clients.
"We take the sourcing and production of healthy, nutritious food really seriously and endeavour to support British food producers, with meat sourced from grazed herds, fish from sustainable stocks and unadulterated raw ingredients bought daily and prepared on-site."
RSA House is expected to unveil a major renovation project at the House at the end of June, which will see the original Adam brothers' architecture recreated in a contemporary way by Matthew Lloyd architects, restoring the building's original Georgian splendour.
By Janie Stamford
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