The contract win follows the completion of a purpose-built accommodation hub for National Gallery employees designed to provide a modern and flexible workspace that encourages collaborative working practices and quality interactions.
The café will offer hot drinks, grab and go selections, cakes, breakfast, main meals, soups, salads as well as a range of sandwiches, refreshments and snacks. Technology will be at the fore in the café and Bennett Hay will engage with Gallery employees through social media to promote seasonal ingredients, world food days and special events.
Zoë Watts, business development director at Bennett Hay, commented: “The new employee accommodation has been beautifully designed and constructed and gives us the opportunity to bring in to play our styling and personable service levels along with food and drinks to a diverse and sophisticated guest. We are very excited to be working with one of the biggest names in the global museum and heritage sector.”
The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square was founded in 1842 and houses ‘one of the greatest collections’ of paintings.
Charlotte Newton, business services manager at The National Gallery, added: “Bennett Hay grasped our values and vision and we’ve cemented an excellent collaboration for our workplace hospitality. They were innovative in terms of menus and diversity of catering offering, tech savvy and most of all have far reaching sustainability goals and measurement. Everyone at the Gallery is looking forward to the new dedicated workplace and to having a focal point for food, drink, and social interaction.”