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De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has won a prestigious national prize for being at the cutting edge of university catering.

DMU beat six other shortlisted academic venues from across the country to win the Best Catering Service award at the Academic Venue Awards held at Queen Mary University in London.

CATERING - food court

The award recognises DMU’s first class catering, menu versatility and customer service as well as its operational management and financial success.

The panel of expert judges considered DMU to be on the cutting edge of what is required from a university catering service.


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They commented: “De Montfort University has shown a real in-depth understanding of food and the future of food in their innovation and commitments. Excellent submission.”

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DMU's Eleanor Ward and Tel Chadha (centre) accept the award

Working in partnership with Chartwells, DMU offers healthy, varied, innovative and good quality catering for students, staff and visitors.

Contract Director Neil Satchwell believes that this award highlights the diverse range of catering available across campus as well as the university’s excellent hospitality and event offering.

He said: “This award is deserved recognition for all of our catering team who work extremely hard to provide a superb catering service.

“Here at DMU we pride ourselves on providing a first class catering experience at the Riverside Café, Food Village, Simply Fresh Supermarket, Subway, Newarke Café, which serves our Costa brand, and finally the Kimberlin Library Café, which serves our Starbucks brand.

“We try to make sure that we are offering students what they would have at home or on the high street and I think that is reflected by us winning this award.”

The catering team has provided top quality dinners for VIP guests such as Radio 1’s Greg James and former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri.

Neil Satchwell added: “Our event and hospitality catering really stands out from the crowd. Our chefs have produced inventive menus for a range of guests and are able to turn their hand to any cuisine from Indian street food to vegan or Halal dishes.”

Posted on Friday 24th November 2017

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