Independents by Sodexo wins Brentwood School contract

Independents by Sodexo has been awarded a £1.2m a year contract to provide catering and hospitality services at Brentwood School, Essex, one of the UK’s leading independent schools.

The three-year contract, which has an option for a further two-year extension, begins on 1 July. This is the first time that Brentwood School has outsourced its catering service.

Over the summer holiday Independents by Sodexo will update the current kitchen and dining room facilities ready for the new academic year. The new catering service from Sodexo will provide pupils and staff with a wide range of dishes with an emphasis on fresh, nutritious and seasonal, using its ‘fresh food from scratch’ concept.

First established almost 500 years ago during Mary Tudor’s reign, Brentwood School is steeped in history. Sodexo will be catering for over 1,500 day and boarding pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, as well as providing catering and hospitality for school events.

Jeremy Alderton, managing director of Independents by Sodexo, said: “Independents by Sodexo is delighted to begin a new partnership with Brentwood School. We look forward implementing our ‘fresh food from scratch’ catering ethos, offering nutritious and seasonal menu options cooked by our highly skilled chefs.’

Headmaster Ian Davies said: ‘We were impressed by Sodexo’s approach and innovative, healthy menus and are confident that the whole school community will benefit greatly from the team’s culinary expertise. We look forward to a successful working partnership.’