Independent contract caterer Pabulum has been awarded a three-year education deal in Cambridgeshire worth in excess of £700,000.
The two-school contract, which begins with the new academic year this month, will see Pabulum provide meals to more than 2,000 students at Swavesey Village College and the newly formed Park Academy, as they prepare to join up under the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust.
Clive Paskell, business & resources manager for both schools, said: "We are excited about this new partnership with Pabulum and are confident that it will transform the dining experience of students and staff within our schools.
"Students in both schools have been involved throughout the planning process and cannot wait to see the changes that are planned for September."
Paul Donlan, director of sales for Pabulum, agreed: "It's always important for the students to be on side if a school's catering programme is to be successful, which is why Pabulum places such an emphasis on developing a hands-on, personal relationship with our clients.
"That way there is always an opportunity for feedback and adjustment to make sure menus remain appealing and varied enough to maintain students' interest."
Pabulum has won a string of new education contracts in recent months, including a three-year deal worth £825,000 at Coopers Technology College, Kent; a £1.3m five-year contract at Ravens Wood School, Kent; and a five-year deal at Worle Community School in Weston-super-Mare worth £1m.
By Janie Stamford
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