Charlton House wins catering contract for Maidstone Studios

Charlton House, staff caterer for the CH&Co Group, has secured a contract to offer its catering services to employees, TV crew, and audiences at Maidstone Studios.

The studios in Kent are where BBC's 'Later with Jools Holland' and ITV's 'Take Me Out' are filmed. This contract will begin in November, and Charlton House will provide breakfast, lunch and snacks. Charlton will also offer full hospitality services for the 900 staff, film crew, cast members and studio audience via a new facility known as The Diner, which will be opened next month, just in time for when the new series of 'Take Me Out' gets filmed. The contract win comes after a period of the studio handling its own food in-house. 

Charlton House already boasts a series of high-profile clients across the UK, such as Thames Water, Sony and PZ Cussons UK. Furthermore, it is responsible for catering for 20,000 members of staff across both terminals at Gatwick Airport.

On a wider scale, CH&Co is a catering group that splits into six specialist brands: Charlton House (staff catering), Chester Boyd (livery halls and private venues), Lusso (City and fine dining), ITA (venues and events booking agency), Via 360 (bespoke reception services) and Ampersand (public and event catering at iconic and private venues). In total, CH&Co's annual turnover is currently £97 million, while it is responsible in having created 2,500 hospitality jobs across the UK.

This news comes after it was announced that Ashby's Wilson Vale has won a mammoth six new contracts, worth £1.3 million a year, in just six weeks. The biggest of the lot is a £500,000 agreement to offer its catering services to the conference centre in the University of Leicester's £14 million College Court.

Charlton House was established in 1991.

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