Contract caterer Lexington Catering has launched Lexington Independent Schools, which it said aims to bring an “innovative”, high-end food and service solution offering to the market.
It will operate as a dedicated and specialist division of Lexington, and brings together the independent school clients that were previously managed by Elior, Taylor Shaw and Edwards and Blake.
Richard Glass, head of Lexington Independent Schools, said that by bringing all its clients together in one specialist business dedicated to the independent sector, it will be able to contribute more to each school and its pupils.
He added: “Food is valued as an increasingly important factor in the wellbeing of pupils at independent schools and the launch of Lexington Independents will allow us to better pull on the wide-ranging expertise of our team to deliver a bespoke solution based upon a first-class food offer.
“Lexington has built its reputation on excellence in food services and has all the right credentials to lead us into a new era in independent school catering with quality at its heart.”
Julia Edmonds, managing director of Lexington, said: “We believe now is the right time to launch Lexington Independent Schools, as society moves increasingly towards food that is healthy and delicious, sustainably sourced, imaginative and offering excellent value.”