3 June 2021: Aramark UK, the award-winning foodservice provider, is proud to celebrate the further extension of our fifteen-year relationship with Chichester College Group, with the awarding of a new five-year contract.
Across the different colleges, the Aramark team will build upon the existing offer with the latest in food concepts, trends, and innovation, taking into consideration the 30% of customers with additional dietary requirements. Alongside the new food offerings, they will be introducing a more customer-centric look and feel to a number of the campuses, introducing a whole new approach to layout and consumer experience for the student audience.
Since the partnership began in 2006, Chichester College Group has grown from a two-campus facility to five sites educating more than 20,000 students across West Sussex. Aramark proudly employs more than 50 people, including a number of students and former students, across the five colleges in both food service and across the four onsite nurseries. An additional three members of staff will be joining the team in the coming months including the newly created positions of Student Liaison Officer, Marketing Manager and an Executive Group Chef.
Helen Milligan-Smith, Managing Director, Aramark UK welcomed the announcement saying:
“We have a fantastic collaborative relationship with our clients at Chichester College Group and are extremely proud of our 15-year partnership. Working together, we make sure to listen to students and staffs’ varying needs to provide innovative, responsible, and sustainable catering options.
“As Chichester College Group has expanded, Aramark has proudly grown in support and we look forward to enhancing the living and learning experience and environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.”
Julie Kapsalis, Managing Director of Chichester College Group, added:
“We are proud to be able to extend our partnership with Aramark for another five years.
“We are excited by plans to offer our students a selection of healthy, freshly cooked menus to enjoy.
“Over the years, Aramark have also supported our students’ learning through a number of initiatives designed to improve their employability skills and we look forward to continuing to develop those links and to drive innovation.”
Notes to editor
Working in such strong partnership, Aramark supports Chichester College Group with a number of additional benefits to students, including hosting Enterprise Days for more than 200 young people. This takes the form of Aramark leaders sharing insights and guidance during workshop sessions, covering topics from finance, to wellbeing, to supporting the running of cooking competitions with resident students, as well as sponsoring college awards.
About Aramark Northern Europe
Aramark is a leading service provider operating on behalf of clients across the EMEA region, in partnership with some of the world’s best-known brands. Aramark employs over 16,000 people throughout Northern Europe. The Aramark mission to deliver experiences that enrich and nourish lives aligns with a long-standing commitment to advance sustainable practices that minimise impacts to people, animals, and the environment.
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About Chichester College Group
The Chichester College Group (CCG) is the largest college group in Sussex and was recently rated at ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted (following a March 2020 inspection).
Through its colleges, CCG educates and trains more than 20,000 full and part-time students every year.
CCG covers five main sites - Chichester College, Crawley College, Brinsbury College and Worthing College and Haywards Heath College, which opened in September 2020.
It also has an extensive portfolio of successful commercial businesses which operate alongside the colleges, including a chain of childcare nurseries (First Steps Childcare), Anglia Examinations and Chichester English Language School, as well as sports and conferencing facilities.
CCG’s vision is to change lives through learning, and aims to significantly improve the learning opportunities, experience and environment for students across the region - combining our commitment to inclusivity and excellence.
For more information, please visit www.chigroup.ac.uk