Elior UK has been chosen as Aberdeen Art Gallery’s new catering partner in a three-year contract.
The caterer says it will transform the site’s food and drink offering under its new specialist concessions arm, Foodsmiths, with a focus on provenance, craft and quality. Its development chefs are creating menus for the site to celebrate the region’s rich cultural heritage.
The art gallery’s main café, balcony and hospitality will be transformed. Visitors will have a choice of Elior’s range of cakes, pastries, salads, speciality tea and coffee, and hot dishes using seasonal ingredients. There will also be an afternoon tea offering and a craft baker will be on site, baking breads, cakes and scones.
Kenny Finlayson, managing director at Elior said: “The highly-anticipated re-opening of Aberdeen Art Gallery has created a great deal of excitement and enthusiasm amongst the Elior team. We are honoured to have been selected as the Art Gallery’s catering partner. We look forward to providing a food service that is in complete synergy with the Gallery so that it becomes an important attraction to visitors in its own right. Through our commitment to the key pillars of craft, provenance and quality we will deliver catering that is a key part of the whole enjoyable visitor experience.”
Cllr Marie Boulton, Aberdeen City Council’s culture spokesperson said: “The food and drink offer delivered by Elior at Aberdeen Art Gallery will be a perfect complement to the building. It will be a relaxing, modern and contemporary setting for gallery visitors and passersby. With Elior confirmed as our catering partner, we look forward to world class food and service delivery at Aberdeen’s flagship cultural venue.”
Elior UK’s other heritage sites including St Fagan’s National History Museum and St Albans Cathedral and Osbourne House.