The Royal College of Physicians Meetings & Events (RCP) centre has signed a five-year catering contract with independent hospitality caterer CH&CO.
CH&CO was recently awarded three stars by the Sustainable Restaurant Association for its commitment to sustainability and brings its socially responsible and sustainable initiatives to the venue.
Initiatives include increasing the proportion of vegetable-led dishes on menus to combat environmental damage, purchasing high-welfare meat and dairy products, serving sustainably caught fish to ensure the future of fish stocks and marine environments, sourcing fairly traded produce to ensure farmers in the developing world have access to a trade system based on justice and fairness, and offering balanced menu options, reasonable portions and healthy choices to cater for customers' needs.
Katy Thompson, operations director for RCP (CH&CO), said: "We are looking forward to continuing the relationship and building on the strength and success of the events business. CH&CO brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and accreditation to the college, our values are in line with each other, both in service and our corporate social responsibilities. The next five years will be exciting times as we continue to grow the business."
The new catering contract coincides with the launch of RCP's new autumn and winter menus, which include street food stall options to create an exceptional foodie experience. From sushi to pie and mash, Korean yum buns to British cheese and meat stations, Mexican quesadillas to American deserts, the menus take their inspiration from a range of international cuisines.