For immediate release
4th March 2019
KSG Catering Awarded Microsoft UK Contract
Irish catering and hospitality service provider KSG Catering Ltd has been awarded a major contract by Microsoft UK to operate two of its London centres.
The UK offices located at Thames Valley Park, Reading and Kingdom Street, Paddington are home to circa 3,000 personnel. The catering and hospitality contract is for a 5 year period with services commencing in late March 2019.
KSG currently provide services at the One Microsoft Place Campus, Leopardstown, Co Dublin, which opened in February 2018. The Leopardstown facility has an industry leading dining program, which includes an Italian Quarter, Forage & Gather Health Hub, Street Kitchen Pop Ups with vegetarian and vegan stations and a Cortado Coffee Bar, which roasts its own ethically sourced beans on site.
KSG will implement bespoke concepts for the UK sites incorporating the following culinary concepts:
- ‘Knead’ Bakery – scratch onsite bakery baking its own breads and desserts on site
- ‘Cortado’ Coffee Bar – coffee roasting on site with a direct supply link to a farmer’s co-op in Columbia
- ‘Forage & Gather’ – build your own meal – an array of salad selections to choose from with the option of adding fish, chicken, soup or broth to complete your personalised meal
- ‘Modern Classics’ – incorporating 3 stations serving chef specials – vegetarian, vegan, fish or meat options
- ‘Street Kitchen’ – concept that changes every week to deliver a vibrant global culinary experience – Mexican, Vietnamese, Barbeque, Indian, Japanese, Mediterranean etc.
Commenting on the contract, Michael Gleeson, Chief Executive KSG Catering, said “we have been a supply partner to Microsoft for a few years in Dublin and we are delighted to take on the London activities and we look forward to showcasing our industry leading staff restaurant program in London”.
KSG Catering became a verified member of Bord Bia’s national sustainability programme, Origin Green in 2018. The company committed to a comprehensive sustainability plan for its Food and Catering Services activities covering four key areas, ranging across sourcing and procurement protocols, waste management, health nutrition and wellness and corporate social responsibility.
KSG is a leading provider of catering and hospitality services to organisations in the private and public sector in Ireland. The company employs 1,150 people and operates in 110 locations around Ireland. KSG operates a City & Guilds accredited culinary training centre in Dublin to support its activities.
The company provides catering, hospitality and wellness services for a range of clients including Microsoft, Accenture, Deloitte, MSD Pharma, Laya Healthcare, Allergan, Ericsson, Fidelity Investments, DAA, Mater Private Hospital, UCD, UCC, St Vincent’s Hospital Group and St James’s Hospital.
KSG Dining Ltd, the parent group, is owned by DCC Group Plc, the Hogan family and Michael Gleeson (Chief Executive). The company had a food and beverage turnover of €60 million in the year ended March 2017 achieving an operating profit of €1.35 million.
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