Aramark and Jamie Oliver announce ‘exclusive’ partnership

Food and facilities company Aramark has announced a 10 year partnership with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

The new contract will see the two work together on an exclusive basis to enhance food concepts and delivery across workplaces in Northern Europe, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The partnership will enable Aramark to introduce social dining experiences to client sites, as well as to develop concepts for its clients. The two companies will work together with an aim to positively impact the way food services are delivered encouraging a ‘nutritional revolution’ across the UK and Ireland by focusing on innovative culinary developments, exceptional staff training and enhancing client wellbeing and productivity.

Frank Gleeson, Aramark’s president in Northern Europe said: “We are passionate about the health and wellbeing of those we serve every day so it was a natural fit for us to partner with Jamie Oliver. Together, we have an opportunity to create innovative culinary experiences that will revolutionise productivity and health in workplaces throughout Northern Europe.

“We serve hundreds of thousands of people in workplaces, schools and colleges every day, so we have a fantastic opportunity of working together where we can set the agenda for health and nutrition and have a real and lasting impact on people’s lives.”

Jon Knight, CEO of Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group said: “We look forward to working with Aramark and exploring opportunities to establish fully branded retail restaurants in multi-tenanted office and retail environments managed by Aramark.”

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