Wirral-based caterer Pickled Walnut has scooped a new £1.2m contract at Liverpool landmark the Florence Institute, known locally as ‘The Florrie'.
The three-year deal will see Pickled Walnut manage all the hospitality including the café and event catering at the Dingle venue when it commences next month.
The new venture will see the creation of nine jobs and will enhance the Grade II listed Florrie as a heritage centre and community hub.
Jamie Anderson, Pickled Walnut brand director, said: "The Florrie is a social gem, lovingly restored to serve the South Liverpool community. We are delighted to be joining the team and plan to build a stand-alone business from The Florrie operating alongside our existing core business.
"We will be working with The Florrie to deliver a smooth and efficient operation that raises the standards of hospitality, improves customer satisfaction and compliments the day-to-day running of the venue, as well as creating local jobs."
Established six years ago, Pickled Walnut now employs 24 full-time staff and 42 part-time and earlier this year it launched Pickled Walnut Events.
The company caters for 21 different venues across the North West, Caldy Golf Club, Wirral; Liverpool Town Hall; St George's Hall, Liverpool; Combermere Abbey, Whitchurch; Hoghton Tower, Blackpool and Manchester Cathedral.