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Chef Chantelle Nicholson partners with Sodexo’s schools and universities business

13th May 2022 - 06:00
Global services company Sodexo has appointed Chantelle Nicholson as a consultant chef to support the continued development of its school and universities business.

Sustainability is central to the partnership with Sodexo and Chantelle, who share similar philosophies and have the joint goal of giving children and young people the opportunity to make healthy and sustainable food choices that supports their health and wellbeing.

The partnership will see Nicholson, chef patron at the new sustainable restaurant Apricity, work alongside Sodexo’s culinary team to drive innovation in menu development. She will also play a key role in developing the next generation of culinary talent by providing work placements at her Mayfair-based restaurant.

Nicholson said: "I am delighted to be working with Sodexo, who share my belief in the importance of sustainability and seasonality. I am very much looking forward to working together and helping the team to create some fantastic healthy dishes and provide meaningful work experience to people at my restaurant.

“I am committed to creating a more sustainable future and making sure children and young people make healthy choices to eat well now and in the future is a big part of this.”

Sodexo's school and universities business provides school meals to over 500 state schools and over 70 independent schools in the UK. 

Philip Smith, chief executive of schools and universities at Sodexo UK & Ireland, added: "We're delighted to be partnering with Chantelle and excited to see what her expertise will bring to our food offering. Chantelle will be supporting us with signature dishes development, chef training, as well as pupil engagement at some of our school sites.

“In addition, we are looking to work with Chantelle to support her passion for sustainability within the food industry. Chantelle is one of the UK’s leading restauranteurs, and we know she’ll be an inspiration to all involved.”

Written by
Edward Waddell