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  • Elior UK gives Beyond Food apprentices a taste of Texture Modified Food. Photo of Kelly Gavriliuc and the apprentices

    Elior UK gives Beyond Food apprentices a taste of Texture Modified Food

    Apprentices from Beyond Food enjoyed a masterclass in dysphagia and Texture Modified Food from Elior UK as part of their training. Beyond Food is a charity that helps those affected by homelessness gain meaningful employment. Three apprentices joined Elior’s chef Kelly Gavriliuc and menu development manager Stefan Harris for an in depth session designed to help show how care catering can offer a rewarding career. The day kicked off with a classroom session on dysphagia and why patients n...

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  • Press release for Caterplus and Taylor Shaw new website

    Caterplus and Taylor Shaw launch new websites following Elior UK digital transformation

    Caterplus and Taylor Shaw – the education and care catering arms of Elior UK – have launched their new websites, designed to deliver more functionality and improved accessibility for education and care operators. The websites new designs makes it easier to navigate the wide ranges of services that Taylor Shaw and Caterplus provide across the care and education industry, helping any operator understand the wide range of tailored food solutions available. Carl Morris, director of sales, market...

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  • The food prepared by young offenders in Scotland assisted by Elior UK development chefs

    Elior UK’s development chef goes behind bars to train young offenders

    Chefs from Elior UK have spent four-days behind bars in Polmont Young Offenders Institute to train young offenders in key culinary skills. The ‘World Host Hospitality’ training, organised by Springboard, gave the ten attendees not only the skills to present and cook food in a professional manner, but also the confidence they need to secure work upon release. Over the four days, development chef for Elior UK Iain Williams, along with Elior chefs Amber Mason and Chris Shanks, covered traditiona...

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  • Elior scoop seven awards at LACA’s Finishing Touches culinary salon

    Elior scoop seven awards at LACA’s Finishing Touches culinary salon

    Taylor Shaw, part of Elior Group, scooped an impressive seven awards at LACA’s Finishing Touches culinary salon – cementing their reputation as master bakers in education catering. The team from Sheffield were awarded recognition in every class they entered, picking up three gold medals, three silver medals, one bronze medal and five certificates of merit. In addition, they were honoured with two best in class awards for their delectable chocolate truffles and incredible ‘floral bouquet’ of sug...

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  • Elior soars with new food and drink offer at aerospace giant Airbus

    Elior soars with new food and drink offer at aerospace giant Airbus

    The food and drink contract across the Airbus estate has been awarded to the leading contract caterer Elior UK for 5 years. The contract will see Elior cater for some 14,000 staff and guests at 20 outlets across 5 sites: Broughton (near Chester), Filton (near Bristol), Newport, Portsmouth, and Stevenage. Elior has made substantial investment to improve the look and feel of outlets and plans to introduce technological innovations designed to increase the number of meals served. These include...

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  • Record number graduate from Elior’s Chef School in2018

    Record number graduate from Elior’s Chef School

    Eighteen aspiring chefs have graduated from Elior’s award-winning Chef School; the nine-month training programme which gives people in non-culinary roles the skills and confidence they need to start their careers as chefs. The 2018 class were awarded their certificates after catering for 50 guests attending the graduation lunch at Coventry College, Henley Campus. The lunch – which students ran with a telling maturity – saw them showcase several of their newly found skills, including making f...

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  • Elior cleans up at Sand Bay beach with the Marine Conservation Society

    Elior cleans up at Sand Bay beach with the Marine Conservation Society

    Elior’s marketing and purchasing department teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) this summer to collect litter on Sand Bay Beach in Weston-Super-Mare – highlighting the damage single-use plastic is doing to the ocean and its wildlife. From a 100-metre stretch of beach, the team of 13 collected more than 477 items of litter, 76% of which were made of plastic. Charlotte Wright, corporate social responsibility manager, Elior UK, said: “Clearing just one beach of so much plas...

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  • Elior and Urban Rajah unleash knockout ‘Indi-Cue’ summer menu

    Elior and Urban Rajah unleash knockout ‘Indi-Cue’ summer menu

    Elior UK and Ivor Peters (the TV chef and spice expert better known as the Urban Rajah) have unleashed a sizzling Indian BBQ & Grill menu across the Elior estate this summer in the latest seasonal refresh of the Urban Rajah Indian Street Kitchen concept. The new menu is accompanied by the launch of the Urban Rajah’s Indian Frescas – sparkling water infused with fruit juice and Eastern culinary botanicals. The range is a UK first and launches exclusively with Elior UK. The Urban Rajah said:...

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  • Elior wins record-breaking education contract with University of Sunderland

    Elior wins record-breaking education contract with University of Sunderland

    Food and drink at the University of Sunderland is set for a total regeneration after the University awarded a 10-year contract to Elior UK in a record-breaking education sector win for the leading contract caterer. As part of the deal, Elior is making substantial investment to transform facilities at the University’s two Sunderland campuses – where it will cater for more than 12,000 students across nine food and drink outlets. The offer will include several newly built coffee shops, including...

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  • Elior throws support behind Refettorio Felix

    Elior throws support behind Refettorio Felix

    Leading contract caterer Elior UK has got behind Refettorio Felix – arranging supply drops and extra staff for the vibrant community kitchen and drop-in centre. The initiative – based at St. Cuthbert’s Centre in Earl’s Court – transforms surplus food into delicious three-course meals; providing a nourishing, calming space for vulnerable and isolated people. These include rough sleepers, the homeless, and those struggling with their mental health. As well as providing delicious meals made wit...

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  • Elior commissions specialist Executive Chef Training

    Elior commissions specialist training programme for aspiring executive chefs

    Elior UK has taken investing in its people to the next level after putting 14 senior chefs through a bespoke training programme designed to help them make the jump to executive level. The course – which Elior plans to roll out across the company – was designed by University Hospitality Seminars Ltd. to meet the specific learning needs set by Peter Joyner, Elior UK food development director, and his colleagues from the award-winning Elior Academy. Joyner said: “Making the step up to executi...

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  • Elior to remove more than 1 million single-use straws as part of its new Plastics Policy

    Elior to remove more than 1 million single-use straws as part of its new Plastics Policy

    Elior has published a new Plastics Policy setting out a wide-ranging plan of action to tackle single-use plastic across the leading contract caterer’s entire operations. Single-use plastic straws and stirrers will be banned from the 31 July 2018 and 30 September 2018 respectively. The move is expected to see annual consumption of more than 1 million plastic straws disappear from Elior sites practically overnight. Catherine Roe, chief executive of Elior UK, said: “The catering industry’s w...

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  • Elior UK Inspirational Dinner Chefs May 2018

    Guests raise thousands for Heads Together at Elior ‘Inspirational Dinner

    Elior colleagues and guests from across the foodservice industry raised thousands of pounds for Elior’s charity partner – Heads Together – at the Elior Inspirational Dinner on 26 April 2018. In exchange for their generosity, guests were treated to a phenomenal four-course dinner designed by the likes of Tom Kerridge, John Williams MBE, and Claire Clark MBE; paired with wines selected by Fred Sirieix; and cooked by chef apprentices from Elior’s award-winning Chef School programme. Charlotte...

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  • Elior Awards Day 2018 Video Highlights

    Elior UK - Awards for Excellence 2018 Highlights

    A video round up of the Elior Awards for Excellence highlights. The awards celebrate the achievements of our staff from all levels. This year's awards were held in London and hosted by TV actor James Nesbitt

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  • you and life refresh

    Elior UK refreshes ‘You & Life’ to help people lead healthier, happier lives

    Leading contract caterer Elior UK has refreshed You & Life – the programme which brings all its health, nutrition, and wellbeing activity together. The new programme has been updated to reflect the latest government guidance and has been strengthened with a raft of tactical measures to improve health and wellbeing. Dr. William Cook, head of nutrition & dietetics, Elior UK, said: “People are more interested in ‘wellness’ than ever. But at the same time, we’re constantly bombarded with conflict...

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  • Inspirational dinner

    Top chefs mentor Elior apprentices ahead of ‘Inspirational Dinner’

    As part of Elior’s award-winning Chef School programme, Elior apprentices have been given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work alongside top chef mentors like Tom Kerridge and Claire Clark as they prepare to serve a four-course Inspirational Dinner at Lloyds of London on 26 April 2018. The dinner will see the students cater for more than 150 guests – raising money for Elior’s charity partner, Heads Together, and building their skills and confidence as they look to pursue their dream rol...

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  • Famous Grouse

    Elior UK wins prestigious contract with The Famous Grouse Experience

    Elior UK has been awarded a catering contract with The Famous Grouse Experience (The Edrington Group) at the historic Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, Perthshire. The 3-year contract will see Elior operate under The Famous Grouse brand, providing an artisanal food and drink offer with exceptional customer service at both the distillery’s newly branded outlets – the Glenturret Café as well as its fine dining restaurant, 1775. Cheryl MacLeod, business development manager, Elior UK, said: “Th...

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  • Roehampton

    Elior UK to transform food and drink at University of Roehampton in five-year contract

    Food and drink outlets at both University of Roehampton sites are set for a total refresh after the university awarded leading contract caterer Elior UK a five-year catering contract. As part of the deal, Elior is making substantial investment to transform facilities at the University’s two campuses – where it will cater for around 10,000 students and 1,100 employees. Refurbishment work has already begun. Robin Givens, National Sales Director at Elior UK, said: “Students tastes have changed ...

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  • Elior chefs finalists 2018

    Elior chefs raise the bar again in Elior’s Chef of the Year competition

    Three chefs have triumphed in Elior’s Chef of the Year competition. David Brett-Lavelle (Elior sous chef at EE Hatfield), Stefania De Luca (Elior commis chef), and Tommy Yulhanson (Elior sous chef at London South Bank University) had the three highest overall scores in the competition. But only one will lift the title of Elior Chef of the Year. David, Stefania, and Tommy will now each oversee one course – based on their highest scoring individual dishes from the competition – at the Elior Awa...

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  • Catherine Roe

    Elior UK CEO Catherine Roe takes up chair of Women of the Year

    Catherine Roe, chief executive of Elior UK, has taken up the post of Chair of the Management Committee for Women of the Year. She will be joined at the helm by the newly appointed President, Julie Etchingham; the ITV news anchor. The pair take over from former chair Jane Luca, director of public affairs at ITV and ex-president, Sandi Toksvig OBE, TV presenter and comedian. For more than 60 years, Women of the Year has championed women’s achievements – as a national charity (through the Wom...

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  • Elior UK develops young talent with new partnership

    Elior UK has partnered with West College Scotland to give students on the WCS & Elior Culinary Development course the chance to learn firsthand from award-winning chef Jav Aziz at Rangers Football Club.

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  • Sportscotland awards Elior UK contract worth in excess of £5.5m

    Elior UK has been awarded a five year contract worth in excess of £5.5m with sportscotland.

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  • Elior wins CR Award at the Cost Sector Catering Awards

    At the glittering awards event held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in London on 20 April, Elior was up against some tough competition.

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  • Elior adds Bedford Heights to its VenuElior portfolio

    Elior UK’s events portal, VenuElior, has added Bedford Heights Conference Centre to its portfolio of unique locations for hire.

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  • Elior UK earns healthyliving award plus at BT Murrayfield

    Elior UK is celebrating after being presented a healthyliving award plus – the highest honour possible – at the awards’ 10th annual ceremony in March.

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