Aramark UK is to provide catering services to New City College, the largest college in East London and South Essex.
The five-year deal will see Aramark provide catering services across the college’s nine campuses for the more than 20,000 students and 2,000 employees on site.
Aramark will supply services to 22 food outlets. Improving speed of service is part of the remit, as is healthy eating, which will be supported through the installation of salad bars, increased plant-based options and “improved cooking techniques” by Aramark’s culinary team.
The service provider will also offer employment opportunities, culinary workshops and enterprise days to give an insight into the hospitality sector, as well as training sessions on preparing for the workplace, including CV writing and preparing for interviews.
Helen Milligan-Smith, managing director, Aramark Food Services UK, commented: “We aim to transform the catering service at NCC with our keen appreciation for the role of food and coffee at the heart of campus life. Our new food offering is designed to meet student and staff’s varying needs, as well as enhancing the learning experience of the students in the culinary and food service world.”