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Sodexo extends 50-year partnership with Reed’s School

Independents by Sodexo has extended its 50-year catering partnership with Reed’s School in Cobham, Surrey for a further five years.

The new catering and hospitality contract, which is valued at around £1.3 million, will see Sodexo’s 23-strong team at Reed’s continuing to deliver meals for the 700 day pupils and 100 boarders and in the Sixth Form café. The contract also includes the provision of school meals for Ripley Court School, a co-educational prep school for 200 pupils from aged 2 to 11 years, following its merger with Reed’s in 2019.

Sodexo’s catering team serve all pupils, staff and visitors with a well-balanced appetising menu with dishes produced from scratch using the best ingredients. Developed under its Powering Performance programme the menus have been developed to help the pupils make informed choices when it comes to food and drink.

Sodexo’s Wasteful to Tasteful initiative is just one element of its work to reduce the impact food waste is having on our planet. Working with Waste Knot, which is committed to connecting businesses with surplus food and Ferryfast, a co-operative of farmers in Worcestershire, the initiative sees boxes of ‘rescued fruit and vegetables’ distributed to Sodexo catering teams across the country, including Reed’s School.

To manage the hospitality bookings at the school the Sodexo team utilise Blue Runner technology to ensure the smooth running of hospitality services for a wide range of events held at the school throughout the year.

Steve Hawkins, Managing Director, Schools, Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “Reed’s School is a valued long-term partner and we thoroughly enjoy working with the school to provide food services to their pupils, staff and visitors. It is a school steeped in history and our team there has become part of the Reed’s family through their hard work, diligence and commitment to providing meals which are appealing and that provide the right balance of nutrients to enable the pupils to thrive in all they do.”

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