Celebrating Hospitality Apprentices

Apprentices from across the UK’s hospitality industry have been celebrated at the Purple Umbrella Awards held at BAFTA 195, the British Academy of Film and Television in London. Organised by Umbrella Training and hosted by 2012 MasterChef winner, TV chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Shelina Permalloo, the awards were presented to talented chefs, staff, supervisors and managers from…


CH&CO Acquires Education Caterer

CH&CO has acquired education caterer Pabulum who employs around 800 people with a turnover of £28.5 million. The acquisition expands Royal Warrant holder CH&CO’s education business to over 100 primary and secondary schools comprising of single sites, multi academy trusts and federations, within a 125-mile radius of Pabulum’s base in Fleet, Hampshire. Pabulum managing director…


Blue Apple Merges with CH&CO

Workplace caterer, Blue Apple, has announced it is to join forces with independent caterer and Royal Warrant holder, CH&CO. The merger expands CH&CO’s workplace portfolio, strengthening its positioning in the marketplace. Blue Apple joins CH&CO alongside its existing workplace businesses Gather & Gather and Vacherin. Brian Allanson and Ruston Toms, co-founders of Blue Apple, will…


Talented Baristas Graduate from Traineeship

Eleven graduate baristas have completed an eight-week Specialty Barista Traineeship in a successful collaboration between Company of Cooks, Gather & Gather, Vacherin, and social enterprise Well Grounded. The programme provides technical coffee training and employability skills, with paid work placements at prestigious London sites within the portfolios of the three hospitality businesses, all part of…


CH&CO Names Barista of the Year

Natalia Taraskiewicz has been selected as the winner of CH&CO’s Barista of the Year 2022 competition. Natalia, part of the Gather & Gather team at Sky Osterley, showcased incredible talent at the final of the Barista of the Year competition where technical skills, knowledge, creativity and latte art were put to the test. Open to…


Charlton Athletic Extends Gather & Gather Catering Contract

CH&CO business Gather & Gather has won a five-year contract extension from Charlton Athletic Football Club as the exclusive caterer for The Valley stadium and Sparrows Lane training ground. Gather & Gather’s specialist stadia team will continue to provide all hospitality and retail concourse catering at The Valley on matchdays, as well as selling conferences…

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