Search
The Caterer

Host launches premium dining facility at Box Hill School in Surrey

Host launches premium dining facility at Box Hill School in Surrey

Contract caterer Host has launched a premium dining facility in one of its education contracts, which aims to showcase the quality of its food and service.

The Chef's Table facility at Box Hill School in Surrey was masterminded by its catering manager Des del Frate.

He said that it is primarily for the use of governors, trustees, staff and guests of the school but will also be a training facility for the chefs.

Diners can book the Chef's Table in advance and will be served a five-course meal from the school dining room menu with appropriate wines. Front-of-house service will be provided by a specially trained member of the Host catering team.

Host chief executive Bill Toner said: "This is the first Chef's Table in the education sector and will give the team at Box Hill School a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate their cooking and service skills.

"In time we hope to roll the concept out to our other independent school contracts."

The launch of the Chef's Table is part of a new emphasis on food quality at Host. Earlier this year the company launched its Food Academy initiative to provide a central focus for training, recipe development, ideas for special promotions and best practice across the business.

Former BaxterStorey head chef Stephen England joins Host next week as the company's Food Academy executive chef.

Host teams up with Andrew Fairlie for chef training programme >>

Host in £1.25m deal with Abbey College >>

Bill Toner replaces Jerry Brand as boss at Host >>

By Janie Stamford

E-mail your comments to Janie Stamford here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.caterersearch.com/tabletalk

Caterersearch.com jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with Caterersearch.com jobs

[Newsletters For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our e-mail newsletters.
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!