Sodexo has secured a 10-year deal, worth £6 million per annum, with Coventry University to supply catering and hospitality services.
From September, Sodexo will take over all the catering, food retail and hospitality services on the university’s campuses in Coventry, London and Scarborough, delivering services to almost 30,000 students and 5,000 university employees.
Sodexo will invest in new facilities and digital services at the university’s 17 catering outlets. New food offers and brands will be introduced including a new coffee bar and new vegan street food offer, ‘Planted’, as well as a permanent food truck.
Paul Anstey, CEO of Schools & Universities, UK & Ireland, Benelux & Nordics, said: “Our food offer is designed to meet students’ and employees’ varying needs, with an emphasis on healthy, fresh and affordable food.
“In line with the University’s ethos of sustainability, we will work with them to measure and reduce both food and packaging waste. We are delighted to have been appointed by Coventry University and look forward to working with them.”
The Sodexo team will work closely with local food suppliers and social enterprises, using local produce where possible.
Sodexo will also launch an app so that food and drinks can be pre-ordered and collected, making it more convenient to get refreshments on campus.