BaxterStorey has won a contract with travel specialist, Thomas Cook, to create fresh, seasonal and sustainably sourced food for up to 1,200 staff at its newly refurbished Peterborough head office, as well as for 350 staff in its Falkirk office.
With a strong emphasis on healthy eating in the workplace, the food service provider’s ‘Healthy Me’ concept will allow staff to substitute unhealthy snacks with wholesome alternatives. A popular example is beetroot brownies – a nutritionally balanced treat made with naturally sweet beetroot, which also provides an excellent source of folic acid and fibre.
BaxterStorey has already helped Thomas Cook to celebrate the opening of its new facility in Peterborough by providing a number of pop-up eateries serving baked treats from Butter Wouldn’t Melt and The Modern Baker, two unique recipe books created by the company’s food development team.
The team have also provided an improved service in the Falkirk office, which is currently undergoing refurbishment.
Commenting on the contract award, John Bennett, co-chief executive at BaxterStorey, said:
“Providing staff with the option to make healthier choices in the workplace is becoming increasingly important to our clients. Working with our in-house nutritionist, we developed a unique programme to ensure healthy eating in the workplace is both convenient and appetising.”
Sam Warden, director of property & procurement at Thomas Cook, added:
“We were delighted to appoint BaxterStorey as our catering and hospitality partner. Staff told us they wanted more variety, as well as healthier choices, and so far the feedback has been fantastic.”