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  • 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 to remove more than 1 million single-use straws as part of its new Plastics Policy
  • 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 UK Inspirational Dinner Chefs May 2018
  • 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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    Elior Awards Day 2018 Video Highlights
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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    Elior chefs finalists 2018
  • 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 appoints former Euphorium Bakery CFO

    Elior UK has appointed Leni Savva as its new chief financial officer. Leni joins with more than 26 years’ finance experience having worked for British Gas, Arcadia, Lombard Direct, British Home Stores and most recently as CFO for Euphorium Bakery.

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  • Elior UK signs landmark deal with Scottish Rugby

    Elior UK has been awarded a ten-year contract extension by Scottish Rugby which will see the leading contract caterer continue to provide first-rate corporate hospitality, conference and event and matchday catering at BT Murrayfield.

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  • Elior UK wins CSR Award at FSM Awards

    Elior UK received the sought after FSM Award for corporate social responsibility last night. Judges were impressed by the leading contract caterer’s recent CSR initiatives, including having reduced its carbon footprint by 59% since 2009.

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  • Elior UK enters a new five year contract with Kingston University

    Leading contract caterer Elior UK has been awarded a new five year catering contract with annual sales of £5m a year by Kingston University London. The agreement is one of the largest university catering contracts in the UK, and will see Elior catering for over 20,000 students and just over 2,000 employees.

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  • Elior Group to acquire Waterfall Catering Group

    Elior Group to acquire Waterfall Catering Group. Elior Group, one of the world's leading operators in the contracted food industry, has acquired through its Elior UK subsidiary, Waterfall Catering Group, a UK-based leading contract caterer for the education, care and welfare markets. This acquisition significantly strengthens Elior Group’s position in the UK.

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