Caterer Seasoned has successfully bid for a seven-year extension to its contract with Brighton Centre to continue delivering food and drink at the conference and entertainment venue.
Seasoned will continue its 15-year working relationship with the site, delivering conferencing, retail and concert food and drink. The group has also teamed up with a sustainability consultant to find more ways to support its carbon reduction strategy.
More than 40 part time jobs will be created to support a team of seven staff as well as two apprenticeship opportunities for kitchen staff and front of house.
Seasoned managing partner, venues, Graham Turner (pictured), said: "We are absolutely delighted to continue our future with the Brighton Centre and look forward to delivering on our ‘green' promise as a sustainable company. This seven-year extension allows us to build on the sustainable work we had started.
"We are working hard along with the wider industry to find alternatives to single use plastics and beef has also been removed from the menu due to its harmful effects on the environment, releasing greenhouse gases such as methane, CO2, and nitrous oxide."
The Brighton Centre is owned by Brighton & Hove City Council and can accommodate up to 5,000 delegates.
Head of tourism and venues at Brighton and Hove City Council, Howard Barden, said: "We are delighted to continue our partnership with Seasoned and truly value our long-standing relationship with the team. Together we look forward to aligning our green values and we welcome their commitment to supporting our sustainable initiatives."
Seasoned is part of the Crown Partnership and recently announced its merger with sister food retail brand Kudos.