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Pictured left to right: Paul Carey, facilities manager for Sodexo Ireland at Procter & Gamble, Newbridge, Sinead Corrigan winner of Sodexo’s Receptionist of the Year Award, Lynn Carson, client relationship manager, Sodexo Ireland and John Houlihan plant manager, Procter & Gamble.

Sinead wins top company award

 
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Sinead Corrigan from Newbridge was recently voted Receptionist of the Year at the 2017 Service Excellence Awards in London.  Sinead was the only ROI employee to win an award at this year’s event which received over 400 nominations in 34 categories submitted on behalf of Sodexo staff based in Ireland and the UK.

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our head chef, George Urquhart, teamed up with the Castle’s own archivist to study and translate centuries’ old recipes stored in the attraction’s records, choosing three to re-create to serve to guests attending the May parade.

Chefs Revive Recipes From Blair Castle's Archives

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We are lucky to work in some of the country’s most prestigious and historic venues, whether as the full-time caterer or for one-off events.

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Hampden Park football stadium – known proudly as Scotland’s National Stadium and situated in the Mount Florida area of Glasgow – has unveiled a luxurious, new suite of event spaces.

Hampden Park's New Look!

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Hampden Park football stadium – known proudly as Scotland’s National Stadium and situated in the Mount Florida area of Glasgow – has unveiled a luxurious, new suite of event spaces.

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•The biggest change is at the Conservatory Café. Now renamed The Hill, it’s a family friendly bar and eatery with a brand new outdoor serving area.

Racecourse refurb

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Hamilton Park’s hospitality and event areas have undergone an extensive refurbishment fresh for the summer racing season.

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Cathy Adamson, Sodexo’s craft development chef in Northern Ireland

Success for Cathy Adamson

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Cathy Adamson, Sodexo’s craft development chef in Northern Ireland, has won the prestigious Contract Catering Chef of the Year Award at the 22nd Institute of Hospitality NI Awards, held at the Belfast Titanic Centre on 5 May 2017.

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For the first time in more than 100 years a new enclosure is all set to open at Royal Ascot (20th – 24th June) this year.

Royal Ascot’s new enclosure for 2017

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For the first time in more than 100 years a new enclosure is all set to open at Royal Ascot (20th – 24th June) this year.

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The Sodexo team at City University were delighted to welcome HRH the Princess Royal

Rolling out the red carpet for royalty

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The Sodexo team at City University were delighted to welcome HRH the Princess Royal in March, to mark the official opening of City’s new main entrance complex, part of a multi million-pound estates redevelopment project.

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Pictured left to right: Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland, Litfest co-founder Darina Allen and Julianne Forrestal, executive chef, at the Dublin launch of LitFest 17.

Sodexo celebrates five years with LitFest

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Sodexo Ireland is celebrating five years as a sponsor of the world-renowned Ballymaloe LitFest in Cork.

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Marketing Director for Corporate Services UK & Ireland, Andrew Wilkinson

The future of work

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Millennials, robots and a greater focus on wellbeing are just some of the trends from Sodexo’s Workplace Trends Report 2017.

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David Fountain, executive chef PayPal, has been shortlisted for the Craft Guild of Chef Awards 2017.

David Fountain makes Craft Guild shortlist

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David Fountain, executive chef PayPal, has been shortlisted for the Craft Guild of Chef Awards 2017.

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Pictured is Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland and Tara McCarthy, chief executive, Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) at the official announcement of the company’s acceptance into the Origin Green sustainability programme.

Sodexo Ireland verified for Origin Green

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Sodexo Ireland is now a verified member of Origin Green, Ireland’s first food and services provider to be accepted into the Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) initiative, the only sustainability programme in the world that operates on a national scale.

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Phil Howard and Raymond Blanc return to Royal Ascot 2017

Phil Howard and Raymond Blanc return to Royal Ascot 2017

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Following on from their great success at Royal Ascot 2016, both Phil Howard and Raymond Blanc OBE will return to work alongside Sodexo’s Ascot team for this year’s event.

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0865  Sodexo’s silver medal winning team in the Contract Caterers challenge at Catex 17 were l/r Dan Cruickshank, head chef, St. Andrews College, Dublin; Dennis McCarroll, chef, Ulster Independent Clinic, Belfast;  Michelle Daly, chef manager, Bord Bia, Dublin; Ali Tan, business manager, Woodlands Academy, Wicklow and Iven Thoppilan, café supervisor at the GPO Witness History Museum, Dublin.

Quartet of Medals for Sodexo at Catex 17

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Sodexo took home a quartet of medals from Catex 17, Ireland’s premier foodservice and hospitality event, held at the RDS in Dublin at the end of February.

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GSK House awarded Gold IIP status

GSK House awarded Gold IIP status

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GSK House have been awarded the prestigious Gold accreditation from Investors in People.

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David flies Healthcare flag at top competition

Good work chef!

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As a development chef at Tillery Valley Foods (TVF), David Humphreys relishes the challenge of planning new dishes and creating great tasting food.

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The Defence & Government Services Human Resources team has been named as the HR team of the year at the HR Distinction Awards, held in Birmingham at the end of January.

HR team of the year award

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The Defence & Government Services Human Resources team has been named as the HR team of the year at the HR Distinction Awards, held in Birmingham at the end of January.

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Terry Waite Visits HMP & YOI Bronzefield

Terry Waite Visits HMP & YOI Bronzefield

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Terry Waite CBE, former Special Envoy to The Archbishop of Canterbury, became front page news when he was taken hostage in Beirut and held for 1,760 days before his release in November 1991.

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Mayor of Spelthorne visits Bronzefield

Mayor of Spelthorne visits Bronzefield

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HMP Bronzefield recently welcomed a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress of Spelthorne.

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Pictured: Claire Clayton with chef Paul Marley and food service assistants Lesley Fletcher and Helen Crowther.

Gold award for Airedale

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The Sodexo-run visitor and staff restaurant at Airedale General Hospital in Yorkshire has been awarded a gold standard by The Good Food Bradford Project.

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Cyprus Team Celebrates

Cyprus Team Celebrates

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Demetra Michael, an administrator at Episkopi, Cyprus has been announced as the Sodexo Cyprus Colleague of the Year for 2015/16 at the Cyprus Star Awards event.

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Pictured left to right are BIFM Summit and Awards host, academic and broadcaster Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, with Bernie McManamon of Sodexo Ireland accepting her Young FM Professional of the Year Award from Des Maguire, managing director of Tech Skills Resources, sponsor of the BIFM Ireland Awards.

Success at BIFM Ireland Awards

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Two FM professionals from Sodexo Ireland have been recognised at the 2016 BIFM Ireland Awards, held on 25 November at BIFM Ireland’s FM Summit in Croke Park, Dublin.

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The team at Ascot

Taking it in their stride

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Owners and trainers at Ascot have been enjoying one of the Sodexo restaurants located by the historic racecourse. The Kingsley Klarion, the monthly magazine of Mark Johnston Racing, published a piece on the wonderful experience provided by the team during this summer’s Royal Ascot.

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Paul Preston winner of People Development Award

FSM Awards

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The Defence team is celebrating after Paul Preston, area catering manager for Tidworth and Bulford, was announced as the winner of People Development Award at this year’s FSM Awards.

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Denise Whittaker, customer service team lead, AstraZeneca/Manchester

Nominees Share Star Awards Journeys

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As Sodexo prepares for the annual Star Awards, two of our finalists, turned vloggers (video bloggers), have been in touch to share their personal journeys to the national ceremony.

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•David Fountain, head chef at PayPal in Dundalk, Co. Louth won the Chef of the Year competition for the second year running

Sodexo Salon a sizzling success

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Michelin-starred chef and TV personality Derry Clarke had his work cut out as one of the judges at the recent Sodexo Salon Culinaire, the annual culinary competition run by Sodexo Ireland for its 2,200 chef and non-chef staff in the Republic and Northern Ireland.

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Sodexo Universities has changed its operating structure

That's living!

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Sodexo Universities has changed its operating structure to help accelerate the growth of the student accommodation offer in the UK, and also into key markets in Europe.

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We Are All Human exhibition at London’s South Bank Centre

Sodexo supports Koestler Trust art exhibition

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Over 100 guests joined Janine McDowell, CEO for Justice Services in the UK and Ireland, at the Koestler Trust: We Are All Human exhibition at London’s South Bank Centre. Guests were able to view over 200 exhibits of art, poetry and sculptures created by individuals in secure and criminal justice settings.

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Paul Newton-Stott stepped up to play a starring role

Paul rises to cake challenge

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When our client at the Scottish Parliament was challenged to recreate the Parliament campus as a cake for a local festival, Sodexo’s senior chef de partie Paul Newton-Stott stepped up to play a starring role.

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Sodexo Ireland was recently named one of Ireland’s Top Ten Places to work for LGBT Equality by the Gay and Lesbian Network (GLEN) at its second annual Workplace Equality Index Awards.

LGBT Accolade for Sodexo Ireland

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Sodexo Ireland was recently named one of Ireland’s Top Ten Places to work for LGBT Equality by the Gay and Lesbian Network (GLEN) at its second annual Workplace Equality Index Awards.

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James Taylor presents Paris Walker with her service loyalty certificate

James' safe walk Wythenshaw

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Healthcare CEO James Taylor dropped in to spend a day at Wythenshawe Hospital recently, to chat to the team about their work and invite employees to feed back on how the company can help them deliver excellence every day.

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Pictured are, left to right, Jason Keegan, account manager and Shirley Collins, group manager ROI for Sodexo at PayPal receiving the Top Site Contract Caterer Award Keelings Farm Fresh's Martin O'Sullivan

Contract caterer award for Ireland

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Sodexo was named Ireland’s top ‘site contract caterer’ at the Keelings Farm Fresh Gold Medal Awards on 27 September at Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny.

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Emma Baker, a lead nursery nurse at HMP Peterborough

HMP Peterborough wins £500 grant in competition

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When Emma Baker, a lead nursery nurse at HMP Peterborough, was put in temporary charge of the mother and baby unit, she was passionate about developing the outdoor play area.

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Claudius England performs at Addiewell

Claudius England performs at Addiewell

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A performance by singer songwriter Claudius England drew in a crowd of around 30 prisoners at HMP Addiewell in October.

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Saffia with Pat

The look of the Irish

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The spotlight shone on Saffa Musleh, L&D manager for Ireland, when she took part in one of the influential TedX talks.

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Pictured are mess manager Scott Tinnion and accountant Steph Crossland.

Allenby/Connaught team supports Tidworth careers fair

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A team from Tidworth and Bulford represented Sodexo at a British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) careers fair held at Tidworth Leisure Centre.  

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The UK Energy & Resources team has received the prestigious Northern Star Business Award for Excellence in Health & Safety.

Health and safety stars

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The UK Energy & Resources team has received the prestigious Northern Star Business Award for Excellence in Health & Safety.

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Throughout August you told us what works (and what doesn’t work)

Thanks for the feedback!

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Throughout August you told us what works (and what doesn’t work) for you from a segment communications perspective at road shows held at sites across Corporate Services.

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Staff (and canines!) from Battersea

Battersea comes to Bronzefield!

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HMP Bronzefield was happy to welcome some canine friends on a three-day pilot project organised by senior officers and staff at Battersea Dogs Home.

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Felix Zammit, Housekeeping Supervisor

Putting the customer first

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Keeping the customer satisfied is key to most roles in Sodexo, but some people choose to take things a little further.

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Sgt Daffyd Prichard 1RW, Nicky Tierney (Catering Manager Bhurtpore) and Sean Hurley (Head Chef Aliwal) in the improvised Field Kitchen

Ex army sustainer

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Defence colleagues from Allenby/Connaught felt privileged to be invited to take part in ‘Exercise Army Sustainer’, a military catering competition held at 167 Catering Support Regiment in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

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Lucy Heffer, commercial finance manager

Interview with Lucy Heffer

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Lucy Heffer, commercial finance manager responsible for Defence’s Colchester PFI, US Air Force and Logistics Support Group contracts, has been interviewed in the CIMA FM magazine

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For ex-prisoners Jamie and Andrew it was a chance to meet up with support agencies and potential employers, as well as meeting the Scottish minister for employment Jamie Hepburn.

Jobs event gives great experience

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HMP Addiewell’s employability coordinator Robert Taylor joined two ex-prisoners to attend a Community Job Scotland recruitment event, held at Celtic Park in August.

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The Sodexo team at Trinity Square Student Accommodation in Northumberland is always looking for ways to give back to the community they work in.

Doing a good turn

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The Sodexo team at Trinity Square Student Accommodation in Northumberland is always looking for ways to give back to the community they work in.

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Anthony and Jay with cub leader Tim Freemantle and the cubs

Cubs pick up cooking skills

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Cubs from Sherburn-in-Elmet Scout Group recently enjoyed a cooking lesson from Sodexo, as part of our sponsorship of the Chef Activity Badge.

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Councillor Margaret Hicks visited HMP & YOI Bronzefield in July

Councillor Margaret Hicks visits Bronzefield

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Councillor Margaret Hicks visited HMP & YOI Bronzefield in July and enjoyed a guided tour from the prison’s head of Healthcare Michael Underwood.

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Sodexo food voted one of Inspirefest highlights

Sodexo food voted one of Inspirefest highlights

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Sodexo’s food at Inspirefest 2016 in Dublin made the top ten event highlights list compiled by Silicon Republic, Ireland’s leading online source for technology, science and start-up news.

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Pàdraig is pictured being presented with his award by celebrity businesswoman Bianca Miller, runner-up in Series 10 of BBC’s The Apprentice.

Pàdraig picks up award

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A Sodexo catering manager at Caterham School collected a special award for encouraging more than 50 of his team to gain a basic skills qualification.

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Private school chefs go back to the classroom

Chefs explore the science of baking

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Private school chefs from Irish and Scottish schools served by Sodexo went back to the classroom to learn some new baking skills.

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A computer generated image showing the new look café

New café at Notts

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Sodexo is opening a stylish café in a brand new sports complex to add to the outlets it runs for the University of Nottingham.

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Pictured left to right are: Joanne Dann and Louise Fisher, CRC deputy directors; Nick Hall, regional chief executive, Cumbria and Lancashire, Northumbria and South Yorkshire CRCs; Sophie Bellon, Sodexo chair, Jeanne Houssin, Sodexo group director of internal communications; Trevor Shortt, director of operations – Community Sodexo Justice Services.

CRC Insight for Sophie

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Justice Services director for community, Trevor Shortt recently hosted a visit for Sodexo chair Sophie Bellon at Cumbria and Lancashire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC).

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A week-long exhibition run by the Anne Frank Trust UK was a huge success when it visited HMP & YOI Bronzefield in June.

Anne Frank Exhibition

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A week-long exhibition run by the Anne Frank Trust UK was a huge success when it visited HMP & YOI Bronzefield in June.

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The hunt for Sodexo’s best chef has begun!
 

Are You Our Chef Of The Year 2018?

This year’s challenge to find Sodexo’s Chef of the Year has begun, with heats soon taking place across the UK and Ireland.

 
Call for entries
 

Salon Culinaire 2017

This year’s Salon Culinaire returns to Ascot Racecourse on 27 September with guest judges, chef demonstrations, a supplier exhibition, a street food market, as well as new and exciting categories to enter.

 
Sodexo has been given the highest badge of honour from the Ministry of Defence for its commitment and support to the UK armed forces community
 

Sodexo awarded gold from Ministry of Defence

Sodexo has been given the highest badge of honour from the Ministry of Defence for its commitment and support to the UK armed forces community.

 
l/r Manisha Beeharry, FSA, Central Bank, Spencer Dock; Douglas Parmigiani, FSA, Davy; Niltanielle Bispo, FSA, Central Bank, North Wall Quay; Colin Byrne, chef manager, Central Bank, North Wall Quay, Ana Paula, FSA, Central Bank, North Wall Quay, Sigitas Zubrickas, catering manager, Central Bank, Spencer Dock, Aisha Keshinro, FSA, Central Bank, Spencer Dock and Audrius Ruzgus, supervisor, Guinness Storehouse.
 

Sodexo supports 2017 GAZE Film Festival in Dublin

Sodexo was delighted to support the gala opening night of the 25th anniversary of the GAZE Film Festival, sponsored by Accenture, on Thursday 3 August in the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin at which the world premiere of The 34th – the Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland was screened. 

 
Jane Farrell is first female trade association chair
 

Jane Farrell is first female trade association chair

The new head of security at Sodexo has become the first female chair of the International Professional Security Association (IPSA) in its 59-year history.

 
Business win with the DWP
 

Business win with the DWP

Sodexo has secured a contract with the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) to provide an integrated asset and estates management service.

 
Did you know that 8.4 million people in the UK are struggling to afford to eat?
 

Summer Volunteering

Did you know that 8.4 million people in the UK are struggling to afford to eat?

 
Remembering Srebrenica podcast
 

Remembering Srebrenica podcast

Marking Srebrenica Memorial Day (11 July).

 
Margot Slattery (left) with Sandra Ondraschek-Norris and senior director, Catalyst Europe.
 

Women in Tech

Sodexo Ireland teamed up with global non-profit organisation Catalyst on Tuesday 11 July in Dublin, for the ‘Disrupt the Default-Closing the Gender Gap for Women in Tech event.