Elior UK renews Charterhouse contract

17 July 2013 by
Elior UK renews Charterhouse contract

Foodservice operator Elior UK will continue to supply independent school Charterhouse in Surrey for at least another five years after renewing its contract earlier this month.

The news comes as Elior plans to improve the site by adding another kitchen and refurbishing the dining rooms.

Founded in 1611, the historic boarding school today has more than 800 pupils aged 12 to 18, and serves 18,000 meals a week across 12 dining rooms. Its three kitchens employ 15 chefs and 60 catering staff in total, and also cater for school events, private functions, weddings and a staff fine dining club.

Nick Darby, Elior's catering manager at Charterhouse, explained that speaking to customers had helped the team improve the offer. "Feedback from pupils and their parents has helped us to provide a more varied balanced diet and more of what people want. We never forget that Charterhouse is a home from home for its pupils."

David Williams, bursar at Charterhouse, said: "I believe in developing long-term relationships with suppliers, creating a foundation of knowledge and trust. I can be very demanding indeed, but Elior always delivers."

One of the biggest contract caterers in the UK, Elior operates over 650 client sites across Europe and Britain, including City corporations, the armed services, major sports venues and museums.

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