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  • Elior achieves prestigious Princess Royal Training Award for employee development

    Leading contract caterer Elior UK has achieved a Princess Royal Training Award for its commitment to outstanding employee training and learning best practice. Elior was commended for its extensive development programmes, which are inspiring staff to excel and therefore boost business performance. This year, HRH Princess Anne, president of City & Guilds Group, recognised a select group of public and private sector organisations of all sizes across a wide range of industries, such as BAE Systems...

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  • Elior tackles Talacre beach litter with the Marine Conservation Society

    This summer, volunteers from Elior UK headed to Talacre beach in North Wales with the Marine Conservation Society, cleaning up 15kg of rubbish from a 100m stretch. To raise awareness of litter’s impact on the ocean and its wildlife, the 15 volunteers created a survey, litter timeline, and even took part in a treasure hunt. They recorded and collected an eye-opening 502 litter items, of which 60% were made of plastic or polystyrene and at least 33% were from the general public. Charlotte Wrigh...

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  • 24 new chefs graduate from fifth Elior Chef School

    Twenty four new Elior colleagues have graduated as chefs from the fifth Elior Chef School programme, designed to tackle the industry chef shortage and nurture talent within Elior. For the first time the graduates - who come on day release from other parts of the business such as the Front of House General Assistants team and kitchen porters - also had the opportunity to complete an apprenticeship as part of the programme. The chefs have spent the last year getting to grips with the basics ...

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    Elior Chef School Graduates 2018 - 2019
  • Elior UK scores Five Year catering partnership with Warrington Wolves RFC

    On 1st June, Elior UK began a five-year catering contract with Warrington Wolves Rugby Football Club at The Halliwell Jones Stadium in Warrington. With the scope of work spanning matchday hospitality, matchday retail and conference and banqueting, Elior is a fully integrated partner in the Warrington Wolves team, serving up to 15,000 fans each matchday. Offering decades of experience within sports and stadia, Elior secured the contract by its best in class approach to matchday hospitality, st...

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    Elior Warrington Wolves contract win
  • The rise of technology will transform future senior living, says new Caterplus report

    The future of senior living is being transformed by technology, according to a new report from Elior UK’s care subsidiary Caterplus. Findings reveal that the ageing population expects technology to integrate with and improve lifestyles, offering a personalised service for leisure activities, medical needs, eating and drinking, and overall wellbeing. A strong 66% of the ageing population expect the rise of technology in care provisions to make life easier, and over 97% expect internet facilitie...

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    The Future Of Care - How The Nation Wants To Age Front Cover
  • Elior’s CHEATAH pizza delivery service is on the prowl at University of Roehampton and HM Naval Base Portsmouth

    Elior UK has launched a unique online and on-site pizza delivery service at the University of Roehampton and Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth. After a successful trial, the service will also be rolled out to further UK universities and B&I sites. CHEATAH delivers a mouth-watering range of fresh dough pizzas, sides, dips, desserts and drinks direct to campus halls, as well as offering a collection service at Portsmouth Naval Base. The online service (www.cheatah.co.uk) is an agile food o...

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    FLat lay image of the Cheatah Pizza Offer for Elior UK
  • Elior responds to current trends with new mindful eating options for this Spring/Summer

    Elior UK has launched two new offerings for its original healthier eating menu concept, Elements, adding to its nutritional and colourful options across its sites this Spring/Summer. Elior’s development team has introduced the next step in personalised salads the‘Build & Go’ salad pot concept and ‘Spring into Summer’ vegan mains, responding to current trends of customised meals and the rise of vegan and plant-based dishes. Rachel McEntee Senior Offer Development Manager at Elior said: “Our f...

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    The spring/summer range for Elements by Elior
  • Elior’s colourful new menu concepts offer a fresh taste of Greece and the Deep South this summer

    Elior UK has launched two new Spring/Summer menus for its original menu concept, Global Flavours, inspired by different cooking techniques and spices from around the world. In the latest menu refresh, Elior’s development team launches ‘Flavours from the Deep South’ and ‘Taste of Greece’, introducing refreshing, diverse and colourful dishes that pack a punch. Mark Crowe, Head of Menu Management, at Elior UK said: “The development team was keen to create two very different cuisines that introdu...

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    Flavours from The Deep South - Summer 2019
  • Elior UK celebrates employee excellence at 15th annual awards ceremony

    Leading contract caterer Elior UK championed its finest employees in the 15th annual Elior Awards for Excellence on Wednesday 20 March. The glittering awards ceremony was part of a conference and a day of celebration and recognition. Welcoming over 200 guests - including suppliers, clients and finalists – the awards ceremony celebrated talent and commitment across all divisions and regions of the business. Guests were treated to a spectacular lunch, designed by this year's Elior UK Culinary...

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    Image of the big screens showing the Elior Awards for Excellence logo
  • Leading contract caterer Elior UK keeps mental health on the agenda with new initiatives to support employees

    As a leading contract caterer, Elior UK, continues to remove the taboo of mental health in the workplace with new initiatives designed to boost and maintain employees’ confidence and resilience. One in four adults in the UK will experience a mental health problem during their lifetime(1) and nine out of ten people with mental health problems report they experience stigma(2). As a large employer with different departments spanning finance, sales and marketing, HR, learning and development and o...

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    Image of Elior employee smiling in a branded T Shirt
  • Jessica-May Gardiner announced as Elior’s UK Young Chef of the Year in rising star cook-off

    Elior UK has announced Jessica-May Gardiner as the winner of its first ever Young Chef of the Year Competition, after an intense culinary competition for chefs aged 23 and younger on 16 January. Hosted at Unilever’s UK Headquarters, a total of three finalists from various Elior businesses around the country took to the stage to showcase their creativity, versatility and technical skills. With employee development at the heart of Elior, The Young Chef of the Year award was created to nurture and...

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    Photo of Jessica-May Gardiner winner of the Elior Junior Chef of the Year competition
  • Elior UK’s thriving corporate social responsibility culture detailed in new report

    Elior has released a report detailing its thriving corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme and initiatives. With the company’s deep-rooted ‘produce good, do good’ culture actively adopted by staff, Corporate Social Responsibility at Elior UK proves the company’s commitment to social good through its adoption of Elior Group’s ‘Positive Foodprint Plan’. Charlotte Wright, CSR manager at Elior UK said: “The importance of external collaborations in CSR with suppliers, clients and partners...

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    Image of the Elior UK's most recent Corporate Social Resposibility Report
  • Elior UK saves 36 tonnes of coffee waste from going to landfill

    Elior UK, working in partnership with sustainable biofuel producer bio-bean, has saved 36 tonnes of coffee waste from going to landfill. Since their partnership began in 2016, waste coffee grounds have been collected from various Elior sites across the country. After being collected, the waste coffee is transformed into Coffee Logs for use in wood burners, stoves and open fires. To date, Elior and bio-bean have made 11,500 logs (and counting). These logs burn 20% longer and hotter than kiln-...

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    Coffee logs made by Bio Bean
  • 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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    Elior UK gives Beyond Food apprentices a taste of Texture Modified Food. Photo of Kelly Gavriliuc and the apprentices
  • 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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    Press release for Caterplus and Taylor Shaw new website
  • 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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    The food prepared by young offenders in Scotland assisted by Elior UK development chefs
  • 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 scoop seven awards at LACA’s Finishing Touches culinary salon
  • 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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    Elior soars with new food and drink offer at aerospace giant Airbus
  • 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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    Record number graduate from Elior’s Chef School in2018
  • 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 cleans up at Sand Bay beach with the Marine Conservation Society