Aramark signs new catering deal with South Glos & Stroud College

Aramark has secured a new seven-year catering services contract with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

Aramark has taken over all the catering, food retail and hospitality services on the college’s campuses in Wise, Filton, Berkeley Green and Stroud (pictured), delivering services to almost 15,500 students and college employees.

Comprising six campuses located in and around Bristol, North Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Stroud, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College provides vast range of courses in an even wider range of subjects.

Across the different South Gloucestershire and Stroud College campuses, the Aramark team will showcase the very latest in food concepts, trends and innovation. Tempting new offerings include salad bars, hot jacket potatoes and soup stations. Aramark also plans to further expand the hot and cold to-go ranges on offer.

Alongside their food offering, Aramark will introduce a new more customer-centric look and feel to all the campuses, introducing a whole new approach to the layout and consumer experience. In addition to this, there are already plans to invest in the college estate, with a new restaurant planned for Filton in the next two or three years, and expansion plans in the pipeline for Wise Campus and Berkeley Green.

Lawrence Shirazian, Managing Director, Aramark Food Services UK, said, “We are delighted to be beginning a new partnership with the South Gloucestershire and Stroud College. We hope to transform the catering service at SGS and reinvent campus life. Our new food offering is designed to meet student and staff’s varying needs, with an emphasis on healthy, fresh and affordable food.

“Aramark is extremely proud to partner with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, and we are making exciting changes to the existing services and restaurants. We look forward to continue enhancing the living and learning experience and environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.”

Andy Slaney, Chief Operations Officer, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College said: “We were very impressed with how Team Aramark engaged with us throughout the tender process and really listened carefully to our objectives and fully took them on board. Aramark’s wealth of experience operating within the education sector clearly came through in our conversations – as did their drive to enhance the students’ daily college experience.”