Breakspear Park office campus in Hemel Hempstead has appointed The Balanced Food Co to provide catering services across its multi-tenanted site.
The office complex occupies over 300,000 square feet and features four storeys of open space, with a central atrium.
The two-year deal will see the commercial complex provide an artisanal café, offering both full-service catering and grab-and-go options. Post-lockdown, full restaurant service will start for the building’s 1,300 inhabitants.
The contract is part of a collaboration between Breakspear Park and food and FM adviser Neller Davies.
The consultancy worked with Breakspear Park to identify how to increase participation through better catering value, quality and service and encourage better wellbeing with a fresh food offer.
The Balanced Food Co is headed by Ian Summers, who trained as a chef in some of Europe’s major hotels and restaurants, and Mark McCann, who has a 30-year record in hospitality management. The company has plans to expand its customer base in London and the South.
Neller Davies developed a contractual structure to ensure both risk and commercial benefits are shared equally across the life cycle of the deal.
Julian Fris, director of Neller Davies, said: “The team at Breakspear were keen to introduce an offer which provides good value food and service, and a collaborative approach to success. Balanced Food Co have already demonstrated their commitment to this by significantly increasing output at the site.”
Ian Summers said: "To work with an organisation that recognises the importance of nutritious great-tasting food enables us to really showcase our food philosophy and engage with our customers in different ways.”
Fay Hewing, Breakspear Park facilities manager, added: ‘The catering offer at Breakspear Park is extremely important for our occupiers working at the park. Our customers want to feel that they are able to get something different from the normal contract catering offer, which still offers good value for money and great taste.”
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