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Highbury College continues with Chartwells

Highbury College continues with Chartwells for campus catering Students at Highbury College, Portsmouth, will enjoy a wide range of eating options to rival the high street with the signing of a seven year contract extension with Chartwells, Compass Group UK and Ireland’s education catering and support services business.

As part of the contract worth £4 million in revenue a year, students at Highbury College’s two campuses have access to a variety of new food offerings on-site rather than having to leave the College, including: coffee and cakes from Costa Coffee, traditional French baguettes from TouJours and sub-style sandwiches from Mondo Subs.

Students will also be able to experience food from around the world in a cooking theatre in WorldMarché, which will allow students to create their own meals, choosing ingredients, herbs and spices for Chartwells’ chefs to cook on the spot. The food offering promotes fresh and healthy eating and also encourages students to try new foods and combinations. Chartwells is upgrading facilities to support the College’s £35 million new build project in Highbury Campus.

The College caters for 2,500 full time and 8,500 part time students across two campuses.

Jonathon Cox, Finance Director at Highbury College, said, "Highbury College has a long-standing relationship with Chartwells and we are pleased to confirm the continuation of the partnership. Over the years, the food offering has been well-received by students and Chartwells has proven itself to be responsive and flexible to the College’s requirements."

Tony Byrne, Business Director, Chartwells, said, "Many students work part-time to fund their studies, heading straight to work after a day at college. For these students, being able to have a healthy and hearty meal on-site is really important. Value for money is also paramount. At Highbury College, Chartwells is catering for every student’s needs, tastes and budget while ensuring meals are nutritious."

Working with Highbury College complements Chartwells’ existing relationships with Eastleigh College and Alton Sixth Form College, both of which are located approximately 20 miles from Highbury College.


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