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Vacherin launches exclusive collaboration with multi award-winning Chef, Robin Gill.

Posted: 22/06/2017
Independent London caterer Vacherin has joined forces with MasterChef judge and 2016 Good Food Guide Chef of the Year, Robin Gill in a partnership that will deliver innovation, training and motivation for the benefit of their chefs, clients and customers....
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Volunteering at Mike’s Table

Posted: 13/06/2017
Our Head Chef at Cromwell House, Andi, has dedicated a lot of his time to the charity Mike’s Table, set up in memory of his friend Mike Redmayne. This week, he helped to prepare a meal made entirely from food that would otherwise have been wasted. ...
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Business Growth Fund for Charity Month

Posted: 05/06/2017
Our very own Russell Perman has been helping to raise money for charity at Business Growth Fund. BGF supports the charity Young Enterprise, which inspires and helps young people to develop entrepreneurial skills by making the connection between school and business. In March, they took part in fundraising to sell newly-compiled cook books.
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Team Vacherin takes on The Ultimate Staircase Running Challenge!

Posted: 26/05/2017
Despite it being 22⁰C our amazing team of runners at Vacherin: Phil, Simon, Zoë, Sam, Laura-Jo, Tom, Zoe S, Hazel and Sarah completed the Power & Tower race with smiles on their faces! Not only was completing the race an amazing achievement but the team at Vacherin excelled in their fundraising efforts, managing to raise over £1000 and as it stands are the team who have raised the most amount of money for Galvin’s Chance which is incredible....
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Volunteering for Springboard Charity

Posted: 12/05/2017
Vacherin Sous Chef Ed did his charity days at the Springboard charity earlier this week. For those who don’t know– the Springboard charity is helping young people to achieve their potential, supporting unemployed people and those facing multiple barriers to work. Ed enjoyed his visit with the students!
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Customer service training at Mazi Mas

Posted: 08/05/2017
On Tuesday 2nd of May, Natalie Joyce, our Head of entrée, and Jodie White, Front of House Manager, conducted customer service training for a group of ladies at the charity Mazi Mas who support refugees from their home countries to seek employment in the UK....
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Well done Vacherin, ACE Quiz Night winners for 2017!

Posted: 20/04/2017
As usual, the ACE Quiz Night was great fun with an enthusiastic crowd competing for this year's title. It was very close, but our team 'Les Grandes Forages' took home the trophy!!
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Volunteering for Mazi Mas

Posted: 19/04/2017
Mazi Mas is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting women from migrant and refugee communities. They provide opportunities for women who aspire to careers in the food industry to gain paid work experience, develop their skills, tell their stories, and connect with the wider public. ...
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Vacherin announces Luminary Bakery as new charity partner

Posted: 29/03/2017
Check out Hospitality & Catering News website for an article on our new partnership with Luminary Bakery via the link below:...
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Silvano Giraldin trains our team at London Stock Exchange

Posted: 30/01/2017
Our hospitality team at London Stock Exchange underwent a training session in fine dining service and customer care conducted by Silvano Giraldin, the legendary head of front of house from Le Gavroche. ...
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Vacherin adopts reduced meat and dairy menus

Posted: 12/01/2017
Vacherin’s range of sustainable meals have been adapted so they include less meat and more veg....
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Double win for Vacherin at the FSM Awards!

Posted: 22/11/2016
A FSM Award is the prestigious accolade for top achievers and are the most sought after acknowledgement of merit through this countries contract catering industry. Vacherin walked away with two awards last night....
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Money raising bake sale a huge success

Posted: 02/11/2016
We'd like to say a big thank you to the team at CBRE for supporting a great bake sale during Green Week, raising £350 for Shelter and Luminary Bakery....
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Vacherin are Business & Industry Caterer of the Year!

Posted: 19/10/2016
We're all feeling very proud this week, with our Business & Industry Caterer of the Year award taking pride of place in our office. Well done to all the other winners of the Foodservice Cateys 2016!

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Vacherin attains Zero-to-Landfill Status

Posted: 08-09-2016

At the beginning of this year, we set ourselves the goal of achieving zero waste to landfill and 80% recycling rate by 2018. Following our latest waste audit, we're proud to say we're already half way there! In 2016, Vacherin sent zero waste to landfill and recycled 70% of our waste. The waste which was not recycled was sent to incineration, to be transformed into energy to power homes and businesses in London.

Read full story - Vacherin attains Zero-to-Landfill Status

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Vacherin shortlisted in Foodservice Caters 2016

Posted: 02/08/2016
Vacherin have been shortlisted for 3 awards in this years Foodservice Cateys....

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3 Stars for Sustainability!

Posted: 26/07/2016

Vacherin have achieved the highest rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), for the second year in a row! Not only have we retained our 3 star rating, we improved our overall score by 7%. This puts us in the top 13% of SRA members in London.

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Acorn Award winners 2016

Posted: 13/06/2016
In a milestone year for the Acorn Awards, our very own Head Chef Paul Matthews has been announced as an Acorn Award winner for 2016....

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Volunteering at Luminary Bakery

Posted: 01/06/2016
Last week Company Executive Chef, Shane Cooke, spent the day down at Luminary Bakery teaching a workshop to a lovely group of apprentices. They had a great time learning how to make gluten free pastries!
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Vacherin restructures senior team to prepare for future growth

Posted: 29/04/2016
Caterer Vacherin will be restructuring and expanding its senior team to prepare for future growth, after achieving a record turnover of more than £15m last year....

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Nutritious & Delicious launches

Posted: 29/04/2016
We've had some fantastic relaunches of the Nutritious and Delicious initiative in a few of ours sites recently, with a great turnout and a lot of interest.
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Vacherin celebrates Earth Day!

Posted: 25/04/2016
Last Friday, 22nd April, Vacherin celebrated Earth Day across all its operations. Our teams did a fantastic job raising awareness of environmentally friendly practices and sharing tips with our customers and clients. Our teams visited Lyndhurst primary school speaking about food provenance, encouraged recycling and promoted low-carbon and nutritious menus across all our operations.

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Vacherin Cares 2015/16 report release

Posted: 05/04/2016
Our annual Vacherin Cares 2015/16 report on sustainability & CSR has been released. The outcomes are the result of wide-ranging, long-term and increasing investments in three areas: food; environment; and community. Examples of innovation in these areas include: continuing the ‘Nutritious and Delicious’ healthy eating range, ‘Red Meat Free Mondays’, and the ‘I’mPerfect’ fruit and vegetables initiatives. Partnerships with coffee-recycler Bio-Bean and volunteering projects with local charities Deptford Reach and Luminary Bakery are three further examples of innovation.
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Volunteering at Deptford Reach

Posted: 05/04/2016
Zaria, Emma & Loulou were down at Deptford Reach last week lending a hand in the kitchen helping to feed those who come to the community centre. They all enjoyed the experience of making cakes, preparing lunch, meeting clients and serving food.
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2016 Roux Scholarship Finalists

Posted: 22/03/2016
The 2016 Roux Scholarship finalists were announced yesterday after two tense regional finals at University College Birmingham and the University of West London, Ealing....

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Vacherin shortlisted - Food Made Good

Posted: 14/03/2016

Vacherin have been shortlisted for the Best Food Waste Strategy Winner of 2016 by Food Made Good.

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Making gluten free tasty

Posted: 11/03/2016

This quarters Marketing workshop played host to an impressive variety of gluten free food. A gluten-free diet isn’t just for those with celiac disease or a wheat allergy. Although eating wheat products, especially whole wheat, does offer some health benefits, the gluten can actually be harmful.

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And the winner is... again!

Posted: 11/03/2016

Our fantastic head chef Nick has won Gold and Best In Class for his magnificent cake creations yet again, at Hotelympia. We've lost count of his awards, but needless to say, we're extremely proud. Well done, Nick!

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Keeping up to date with entrée

Posted: 11/03/2016
We are delighted to announce that we now have a Twitter account for entrée, our reception services for Vacherin! Simply visit and follow https://twitter.com/entreeVacherin for the latest news and information.

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Vacherin Charity Quiz Night

Posted: 11/03/2016

A big thank you to everyone who attended the Vacherin charity quiz, making the night a big success! With your support, and over 100 attendees, you helped us raise over £1,500 for DEBRA. For more information on DEBRA, please visit https://www.debra.org.uk/

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Impact of our Consumption

Posted: 08/02/2016
When we think about climate change many of us immediately think about cars and industry ruining the planet, but this doesn't tell the whole story. The Livestock and Agricultural industries create nearly 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Surprised? When you consider all the cows, butter production, imports & exports, it begins to add up quick. Check out this brilliant interactive infographic to help explain the impact of our consumption: https://www.farmmachinerylocator.co.uk/impact-of-our-consumption Read the full entry.

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Visiting Growing Underground

Posted: 24/01/2016
Our most recent Sustainability Focus Group visited Growing Underground. They grow fresh microgreens and salad leaves using the latest hydroponic systems in one of the WWII bomb shelters below Clapham. We enjoyed the tour followed by an exciting chat on sustainability ideas and challenges across the sites!
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Edie Sustainability Leaders Award Winners!

Posted: 30/11/2015
Vacherin was flying the flag for the catering industry on 19 November, as we are proud to announce Anthony Kingsley has taken home the prestigious Sustainability Professional Award from edie’s Sustainability Leaders Award 2015 – he beat out his position equivalents from O2, Costa, Q Sustain and MTR Corporation. Well done!
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Vacherin Vision - annual company meeting

Posted: 23/10/2015
Our senior managers and chefs attended our annual company meeting this week to hear the company's strategic plans for the coming year, as well as a round-up of the financial and other successes in the year just ended from Mark, Clive and Phil....
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Foodservice Cateys 2015 Award Winners!

Posted: 19/10/2015
We’re delighted to announce we have been awarded a Foodservice Catey in the category of CSR. We beat out both BaxterStory and Brookwood Partnership from the short-list. A big thank you to all our employees who continue to work hard in meeting our sustainability & CSR objectives!
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Food Sustainability for FMs Event

Posted: 15/10/2015
At a recent event hosted at CBRE and organised by Vacherin and the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), four panellists outlined the financial, environmental and societal imperatives for putting sustainability at the heart of catering operations. Read more about it here: https://goo.gl/yQnJVq
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3 Star SRA Award for CBRE St Martins Court

Posted: 09/10/2015
We have achieved another 3-Star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, for our CBRE St. Martins Court staff restaurant and hospitality service. Great work to all the amazing Vacherin team for all the hard work in meeting our sustainability goals!

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Vacherin workshop for Luminary Bakery charity

Posted: 02/10/2015
Development chef Shane Cooke spent a day sharing his skills with the apprentices at charity project Luminary Bakery. Watch the video to see Shane teaching the group how to make our very own Vachtorias!

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Paul & Steve take top spot at ACE Ready Steady Cook!

Posted: 29/09/2015
The challenge, which took place at Imperial College London on 24th September, pitted 12 teams from the London contract catering sector to create dishes in just 30 minutes in front of a live audience of 200, using ingredients they had only discovered 30 minutes before. The main ingredients were guinea fowl, black pudding and lamb cannon with a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits and store...

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Sustainability Focus Group at the Green Room

Posted: 29/09/2015
Last week we had another great turnout for our Sustainability Focus Group at The Green Room community diner. We had two great chats from Ben Marks, the architect of the Green Room, and from Sarah Mangan, the project manager for the garden and edible flowers area. We then had some

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More 3-Star Ratings from the SRA!

Posted: 15/09/2015
Congratulations to both Maudsley & Fieldfisher for receiving the highest 3-Star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) last week! Both sites should be very proud of their accomplishments, and aim to do even better for next year. Now, are there any sites out there that think they can score higher?
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Lunch Business Award Winners 2015: CSR Award

Posted: 15/09/2015
We are excited and proud to have taken home the CSR Award from the Lunch Business Awards 2015 on Monday night, beating out both Bartlett Mitchell and Coffee Ground. A huge thanks to all of you and your teams for the hard work that’s vital to continuing our progress in Sustainability & CSR!
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Volunteering at Deptford Reach

Posted: 10/09/2015
Last Friday, Simona (Mizuho) and Orsolya (Bain & Co.) spent the day down at Deptford Reach volunteering to help out with a fundraising lunch event. They had a great time preparing and serving food to the community and Board of Directors for the charity.
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Kahaila Charity

Posted: 13/08/2015
Last week our Director of Food, Dan Kelly, spent time volunteering at Kahaila charity in east London. The charity runs a small café on Brick Lane supporting several projects focused around building community and bringing low income / vulnerable groups of people off the streets. Dan spent time helping to redevelop the café’s menu then taught the team and other volunteers how to create his delicious dishes. Great work Dan!
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Luminary Bakery

Posted: 04/08/2015
Last Thursday, Shane Cooke, our Company Executive Chef, took the day to volunteer with a social enterprise in East London called Luminary Bakery. The charity project works with vulnerable and low income women to provide baking skills and support in finding stable and long-term employment. Shane taught the group how to make our ‘Vachtoria’ cakes, showing them specific baking skills and showing them the process for creating their very own dishes. Everyone had an amazing time, and can’t wait for the next workshop!
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Cateys Awards 2015

Posted: 20/07/2015
We are delighted to say that Vacherin have been short-listed in two categories for the Food Service Cateys – CSR and Business & Industry Caterer of the Year.
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Recycling in action

Posted: 02/07/2015
The Sustainability Focus Group, with the addition of some green-focused clients went on a fascinating tour of London's largest Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) - at Bywaters plant in East London. The group had a tour of the enormous facility, as well as a presentation from the Bywaters team, to see how our recycling is segregated and learnt first hand some of the ways to improve recycling rates.. and save clients money!

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Prevent Waste, Recycle More

Posted: 08/06/2015

Our Sustainability & CSR Lead, Anthony Kingsley, attended the annual Hospitality and Food Service Agreement workshop organised by WRAP. He featured on the Waste Prevention panel along with Sustainability Managers from Unilever, Sodexo and the Greater London Authority. Anthony spoke about best practice, and how we have managed to achieve a 75% recycling rating across our sites. Finding creative and innovative ways to prevent or reuse our waste product is increasingly important, after all, one person’s waste is another person’s biofuel!

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Hot Nosh - from root to shoot!

Posted: 03/06/2015
Day 2 of our culinary competition Hot Nosh challenged our teams to create a dish using every part of a particular vegetable - root to shoot, as opposed to the meaty nose to tail - and also create a healthy version of a classic dish....

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We are Good Eggs!

Posted: 31/03/2015
The awards keep rolling in and we have now been awarded the Good Egg Award by Compassion for World Farming, for our commitment to only serve 100% free range eggs.

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We attain the highest award from the Sustainable Restaurant Association!

Posted: 31/03/2015
After a rigorous assessment of every aspect of our business, the Sustainable Restaurant Association has awarded Vacherin the highest rating - 3 Stars!

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Vacherin ranked in Top 10 Companies to Work For!!!

Posted: 27/02/2015
We are delighted to say that we have been ranked in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, 2015, to be published on Sunday 1st March....

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The future of workplace catering

Posted: 23/02/2015
We hosted a joint presention to the BIFM London region this month along with our client from Field Fisher, Peter Titus....

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Chefs visit to Rare Breed Meats

Posted: 20/01/2015
Friday saw a team of our senior chefs head out to Heron's Farm, Coggeshall, Essex to visit Rare Breed Meats - a family-run firm led by Howard and his son George, who gave us a great insight into how our top quality meat is produced. Following a tour of their farm, understanding how they rear their free range turkeys and geese, we then met some of the Gloucester Old Spot pigs, black-face sheep and Dexter cattle....

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You call that a cake?

Posted: 13/11/2014
Now this is a cake!!...
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Double Awards win at the FSM Awards!

Posted: 13/11/2014
The FSM Awards are one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies for our industry, sponsored by FSM magazine - and we were named winners of two of the awards this week!...

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Gerard Jacob wins a Catey!

Posted: 13/10/2014
Gerard Jacob, General Manager at Mizuho was rewarded for the passion & commitment he has brought to the role of Environment & Sustainability Lead over recent years, in winning the Extra Mile Award at the Foodservice Cateys. ...

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Best Employer in Hospitality!

Posted: 13/10/2014
We are delighted to have been crowned winner in the independent Food Service category at the Best Employers in Hospitality Awards.

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Ready Steady Cook Competition 2014

Posted: 19/09/2014
Two of our culinary superstars – Nikki Low from Ince and Paul Matthews from FieldFisher, represented Vacherin at the industry’s premier live cooking competition – Ready Steady Cook, organised by ACE (The Association of Catering Excellence), coming 3rd against 15 of our closest and strongest competitors!...

Best employer in hospitality 2014!

Posted: 05/08/2014
Vacherin have been shortlisted as a best employer in hospitality 2014! Now in their fourth successful year, Caterer.com’s Best Employers in Hospitality Awards are recognised by employers and employees alike as a respected measure of great employers in the sector....

Celebrating another year of success

Posted: 24/07/2014
Congratulations to all the winners at our annual 'Hot Shots' awards held at Maudsley learning, Denmark Hill. Every summer we meet to recognise the rising stars and 'hot shots' within the company. We had a fabulous evening of awards, food and drink including the 'Tastier', 'Brighter', 'Stronger' awards, employee of the year, best sparkle and the Hot Nosh winners crowned!

NCOTY Semi-finalist Al Eggleston

Posted: 09/06/2014
We're delighted that one of our super talented executive chefs Al Eggleston of JLT has made it through to the semi-finals of this year’s National Chef of the Year 2014. He submitted 3 courses into the 'Modern British / European' category, with delightfully seasonal menu, and we have every hope he will go all the way! Congratulations again Al!
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Hotelympia 2014 successes!

Posted: 06/05/2014
Last week we enjoyed a week of action packed competitions and lots of fun at the huge catering industry event 'Hotelympia'. We were involved in live debates about healthy eating & technology at the technology hub, our 'cake artiste' and Head Chef Nick Smith won Gold for a third year in a row for his 3 foot grandfather cake piece! Nikki Lowe received 'Merit' for his efforts in the Tilda chef of the year competition and the Vacherin runners scored fantastic results in the 10k run just to get things warmed up!
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Sustainable Food Award 2014

Posted: 31/03/2014
Vacherin were delighted to be named runners championing 'Sustainable Food' at this year’s sustainable city awards at mansion house on the 27th March. The awards were hosted by the Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf and Vacherin, for the 3rd time in 4 years were recognised for being one of the most sustainable businesses in the country. These national awards focus on businesses from all sectors excelling in the field of sustainability and CSR, so we feel very proud to be recognised for our efforts once again!
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Sustainable City Food Category Shortlist

Posted: 02/03/2014
We are very excited to have reached the shortlist for the Sustainable Food category of 2013/2014 Sustainable City Awards! We have won two sustainable city awards over the previous 4 years. We are up against some tough competition this year in the form of Wahaca Restaurants, The Castle Climbing Centre, Clink Charity and Shropshire Energy. The Awards Ceremony will take place on 27th March at Mansion House, City of London. Fingers crossed!
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A TV Debut!

Posted: 08/01/2014
Hot new food show 'The Taste' on channel 4 with Nigella, Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre started last night and our Marketing Manager Keeley Haworth had made the final 25!...
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...'tis the season!

Posted: 03/12/2013
This week we're all recovering from two fabulous Vacherin Christmas parties, our Client Christmas party on Thursday the 28th and our all company Christmas party the following night on the Friday! Our Client and prospect was a festive street food extravaganza! We had 12 stalls of amazing Vacherin creativity all themed up with a different street food, and a huge cocktail bar serving up bespoke festive (and lethal!) treats!
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Vacherin does the Great South Run

Posted: 30/10/2013
The Vacherin runners have been at it again on their mission to help our brilliant charity Debra. They devoted weeks of training and fundraising to ensure they had all the relevant support for the big day. The Great South run was completed by 8 of our employees on Sunday 27th October in Portsmouth on a very blustery day! They have currently raised £1800. A huge well done to all the team.

Vacherin win Lunch! Business Marketing Award

Posted: 01/10/2013
We are very excited to announce Vacherin were this years winners at the lunch business awards 2012 for the 'Marketing Award'. Our 2012 culinary marketing concept for 'A journey around the London food scene' came out on top ahead of stiff competition! The key elements of our campaign include a monthly visit to a different area of the city to celebrate the associated cuisine and culture and tie in with key events, for example, August stopped off in Brixton celebrating throughout our business Caribbean food, with key events such as Notting Hill carnival and seasonal foods such as apricots. Having a strong marketing theme is key to our unit activity and keeping our clients and customers entertained!
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Hot Shots 2013!

Posted: 05/08/2013
Last week we celebrated our annual ‘Hot Shots’ awards ceremony at The Building Centre in the west end. It was a great celebration recognising much of the talent and hard work within our business. We saw chefs awarded for winning ‘Hot Nosh’ internal cooking competition, special 10 year long service awards recognised, and our guest speaker Keri Moss share her fantastic journey up the catering ranks with us, along with much more! Huge congratulations again to all the winners!
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10 year charity bike ride

Posted: 10/05/2013
Phil Roker (Commercial Director) and Steve Farmer (Operations Manager) are doing the '100k surrey cycle' for our charity Debra, please support them and help us raise our target of £10,000 for Debra as part of Vacherin's 10 year celebrations. Donate here: www.justgiving.com/Steve-Farmer1
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Topical as ever: BIFM

Posted: 15/04/2013
Just a few days ago Vacherin hosted our first BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management) event at one of our clients Field Fisher Waterhouse on the subject of why do companies have catering and specifically contract catering. It was a very interesting, lively and interactive event looking at the relationship between the client and the caterer with lots of emphasis on communication and structure for the most successful outcome for all parties. Our Managing Director Mark Philpott gave an insight from the caterer's point of view and also answered questions with the rest of the panel at then end. Dan Kelly, Vacherin's Director of food re-created an abundance of street food treats, and some of the tastiest popcorn (as in the picture) to take away, along with a sugar free Nutritious and Delicious banana and date bars. It was a great evening - we look forward to the next!
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Welcome Steve Farmer!

Posted: 08/03/2013
Vacherin have introduced to the team a new operations Manager, Steve Farmer. Steve joins us from Absolute taste, the McLaren Group's catering arm, where he ran operations at TAG Farnborough Airport and Mercedes Benz world. Head to the people page for more interesting stuff about Steve!
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FM Magazine Award

Posted: 22/01/2013
We are thrilled to announce that Vacherin’s healthy eating range Nutritious and Delicious has been named one of fm magazines top 50 'products to watch’ of 2013. Nutritious and Delicious is positively making its way to all areas of Vacherin business, with a continuation of launches into 2013.
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14th Jan: Vacherin open recruitment day

Posted: 04/01/2013
Happy New year everyone! If YOU or SOMEONE YOU KNOW is looking for a new challenge and would love to work for Vacherin we are holding a RECRUITMENT DAY - ITS AN OPEN DAY EVENT - if you have what it takes pop into Vacherin HQ, 16-18 Hatton garden on the 14th Jan from 10am. We are looking at filling an array of positions front and back of house. All the best for a very tasty and prosperous 2013!!
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Nick cleans up at Cake international

Posted: 12/11/2012
Truly cemented as a superstar of the cake making world, our notoriously talented chef Nick Smith took Gold and Best in Class for both of his cake entry's at Cake International at the NEC this weekend. Amazingly, and in sequence to his performance at this year's holelympia he also won over all 'Best in Show' for 'The Viking' cake. Huge congratulations going out to Nick, well done!

Committed to reducing waste

Posted: 17/10/2012
We are one of a small number of contract caterers to have signed up to the Hospitality and Food Service voluntary agreement to cut food and associated packaging waste and increase recycling....

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N & D wins Lunch! Award...

Posted: 21/09/2012
We had a great night out in Islington last night at the Lunch! Awards. Vacherin won best 'Grab and Go Concept' for Nutritious and Delicious! Well done to all the team - especially Lloyd Mann and our Nutritionalist Gary Baverstock!
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Its a wrap on BTTF!

Posted: 11/09/2012
Zoe Moulson was the final member of the Vacherin senior team to complete her 'Back to the Floor' last week. This summer has seen all Vacherin Directors go back to where it all began; in a unit in London! They put on their whites and were all based for a week in one of the Vacherin kitchens - at the heart of all the foodie action! We saw blood, sweat and tears (not really the latter) but they did all learn so much about how great Vacherin is, derived as we always say from great people, and as in life how we could improve to be even better! The overall feedback was a big recommendation for all directors of all companies that really want to know 'how it is' to do this with their business! :)
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Vacherin were the very first caterers!

Posted: 26/08/2012
Yes that's right - when we launched Nutritious and Delicious, Vacherin's branded healthy eating range, we decided to communicate the nutritionals of each dish through some very innovative technology: QR codes. Vacherin are leading the industry with new ideas, and we now learn the largest & most powerful food company in the world ALSO believes communicating nutritionals through technology is the way to go! See the link: http://www.qrworldexpo.com/news/mcdonald%E2%80%99s-qr-codes-revisited
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‘Hot Shots’ 2012!

Posted: 18/07/2012
Hot Shots is the annual Vacherin awards ceremony where we celebrate all people great and all things big and small - and also have a great time celebrating afterwards! We were so happy to announce our employee of the year – Rick Jones, among so many other deserving awards. Andy Mcfadden, one of the youngest Michelin starred chefs presented the chefs awards for our internal cooking competition ‘Hot Nosh’. The venue was hosted by our good friends ‘The Royal Academy of Science’ and some of the tastiest ‘street food’ canapés and creative ‘bowl food’ was served by our very own team. Well done to all the winners and team Vacherin as a whole!
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Nutritious and Delicious!

Posted: 16/07/2012
Today we very excitedly launched our innovative new healthy eating brand that merges delicious healthy food with technology. As the first contract caterer to use QR codes for nutritional information, our customers can now get instant detailed nutritional information on their smart phones by scanning QR codes on point of sale materials alongside the new healthy dishes. Backed up by its own website and Nutritionist Gary Baverstock, Vacherin launch with 25 products and will continue to grow this exciting and interactive range of food and information month on month. We have also treated each of our contracts to an ipad to interact with daily and learn all about the health & nutritional benefits from opting into our different categories under the N & D brand. In addition to this the development team set out on a tour round our units to introduce the brand, allow people to sample delights from the range, learn about the program and its technology and pick Gary's brains on all things nutrition!...
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Vacherin chefs visit Rungis Market

Posted: 09/07/2012
"All Vacherin heads and sous chefs are to visit the culinary capital of the world." ...
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** SPARKLE 2012 **

Posted: 06/06/2012
Check out this great picture of a Vacherin unit! We are always excited at this time of year to see the innovative and refreshing ideas that come out of sparkle! We self-audit all year round and always feel the benefits of allowing our staff to take ownership of this process, and then proudly present their best ideas to the client....everybody loves to sparkle!!

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Directors go back to the floor!

Posted: 08/05/2012
So it's well under way - Our senior team are going back to where it all began, in a unit somewhere in London! This quirky initiative sees the likes of Mark, Clive, Phil, Zoe, Debbie and Stuart donning an apron and getting stuck into the various demanding jobs that come from Vacherin's kitchens! They will experience how it is currently on the shop floor level and we believe lead to an even greater Vacherin. Watch out for further news!

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Footprint Awards 2012 Shortlist

Posted: 20/04/2012
Again we are in the running for the up and coming sustainable awards from Footprint! Vacherin are known for being the pioneers of sustainability in the catering Industry so it is very exciting news that we have been shortlisted to the final three companies for one of the main awards this year!
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Vacherin crowned the champions!

Posted: 19/03/2012
At the ACE Industry quiz night Vacherin went home the winners! Up against approximately 40 teams, we enjoyed a night of food and wine and lots of racking our brains! Our efforts paid off and we were (for the 2nd time!) crowned the most intelligent caterers!

Vacherin chefs triumph at Hotelympia..

Posted: 06/03/2012
4 Gold Medals, 2 Bronze Medals & Best in Class!...
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Our Cake Master Strikes Again...

Posted: 01/03/2012
Congratulations to Nick Smith! He wins again at Hotelympia in both the Decorated Celebration Cake Class & Novelty Cakes Class. Nick was equally awarded the higest ranking of Gold and Best in Class in both catagories, for both his cake enteries. There was tough competition with lots of detailed work to contend with - but our boy came out on top and is making quite a reputation for himself! Well done Nick - What a star!
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Hotelympia 10k run completed!

Posted: 01/03/2012
A Sunday morning early start is never pleasant but the Vacherin team of runners were out in force yesterday to take part in the 10k run at Hotelympia! It turned out to be a beautiful day down at the Excel Centre and we are now pushing hard to hit our sponsorship target. Please help us raise £1500 - Its not too late to sponsor! Follow the link above to our sponsor page.
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WOW what a cause!

Posted: 25/01/2012
We are very proud to announce that ‘Valentines for everyone’ the pop-up restaurant in Fareshare's food depot in Bermondsy was a roaring success! In association with Fareshare, Streetsmart, forgotten feast and us - £13,000 was raised to generate meals for homeles people. This pop up event marked a collaboration of food industries and charities to have fun and raise some much needed funds at the same time! We were honoured to support an amazing cause and we managed to have a jolly team night squirrel eating on the final evening! Watch out for the next one...
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Another Best in Class for Nick!!

Posted: 15/11/2011
Nick Smith, our head chef at Imagination, won another Gold medal and was given Best in Class for his Cake Corral entry at Cake International. The win was all the more impressive as there were 40 entrants, 8 of whom won Gold.

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It's Christmaaaaas!!! (almost)

Posted: 01/11/2011
The 2nd annual Vacherin Christmas Pudding competition saw entries flood in from chefs, front of house staff and head office team members all hoping to have their creation crowned as the official Vacherin Christmas Pudding 2011.

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Heard it through the grapevine

Posted: 19/10/2011
This month saw the 4th of our educational & entertaining wine region trips, hosted by our wonderful & knowledgeable wine merchants Simon & Neill. Our team of chefs & managers were treated royally on a tour of the vineyards & wineries of Umbria, tasting some spectacular wines that may well be creeping on to our wine lists soon, and learning of a whole host of previously unheard of grape varieties:
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Celebrating British Food Fortnight

Posted: 21/09/2011
We've been celebrating British Food Fortnight across all our operations making the most of our favourite local seasonal produce to create with some beautiful puddings, pies and warming dishes to fit the current weather.

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Hot Nosh Prix d'Or winners announced

Posted: 08/09/2011
The overall winners of Hot Nosh 2011 were announced yesterday, at last ending the agonising wait for the teams who were in the running. Having won the "Two number fourteens please!" round and with strong showings in the other two competition days, the winners were Soup-a-Stars, the combined team from JLT, Field Fisher Waterhouse, Cushman & Wakefield and Ince, who win a dinner at the restaurant of their choice as well as the kudos that goes with coming top of the pile. Well done to everyone who entered and good luck next year!

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Advance to Mayfair...

Posted: 30/08/2011
This month saw the opening of Kleinwort Benson's splendid new offices in Mayfair, where we have been appointed to look after the private dining and hospitality services.

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Stuart returns to the fold!

Posted: 30/06/2011
We are delighted to announce that Stuart WIlliams has joined the Vacherin head office team as operations manager, adding strength to our central support team and immediately taking charge of mobilising our newest contract.

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Vacherin goes to Brighton!

Posted: 20/06/2011
No, we're not branching out of London - but yesterday Mark, Clive and Hamish completed the London to Brighton Bike Ride in aid of the British Heart Foundation. They survived the changeable weather to arrive in Brighton in one piece in time for tea & cakes. "Surprisingly hilly" was Mark's understated comment on the route - with Ditchling Beacon a particular favourite highlight.

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NVQ Success for Mariola

Posted: 20/06/2011
Well done to Mariola Legierska, our manager at Design Council, who was awarded a "Highly Commended" award at the Annual Skills People Awards held at The Barbican.

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Hot Nosh "Sweet stitch up!"

Posted: 15/06/2011
Today's final day of Hot Nosh 2011 had something for everyone, with our teams tasked to produce a sweet souffle as well as either a classic or contemporary savoury.

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Vacherin Barista of the Year

Posted: 05/04/2011
This week saw the first ever Barista of the Year competition, hosted at illy’s Centre of Excellence and judged by illy’s Head of Quality, Marco Arrigo; our man at illy, Davide Rocchi, and our very own coffee guru, Anna Morris....

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Two number fourteens, please!

Posted: 15/06/2011
Things got very spicy on main course day of Hot Nosh when we challenged our teams to come up with an authentic Pad Thai, a fine dining Indian dish and a North African dessert. Is it a coincidence that our team from the East of the City, Soup-a-Stars, won? Their curry dish was way out in front, and combined with a strong showing in the other two classes to just edge out teams 5 Stars and Pedigree.

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Sustainable City Awards Winners!

Posted: 08/02/2011
We are delighted to say that once again we have been crowned winners of one of the most prestigious sustainability awards in London, winning the category for Environmental Management in SMEs (Small & medium-sized enterprises)....

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Nick and Mario bring home Gold at Hospitality 2011

Posted: 28/01/2011
Vacherin Chef’s Nick Smith and Mario Golm blew away competition at Hospitality 2011, bringing home a total of four gold medals and two best in class awards....

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Sustainable Fish City

Posted: 21/01/2011
Vacherin has become one of the first caterers to sign up to Sustain’s Sustainable Fish Pledge – aiming to make London the first ever Sustainable Fish City....

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Vacherin kicks off volunteering initiative with Fareshare

Posted: 05/01/2011
We recently held our first Vacherin volunteering day with Fareshare a national UK charity supporting communities to relieve food poverty....

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Hot Nosh – the Hottest Year Yet

Posted: 28/10/2010
Our annual culinary competition goes from strength to strength as we grow in size. In this year’s format 6 teams were created, with chefs and managers from smaller operations being combined with our 6 largest kitchen teams so that expertise & creativity was shared equally across the groups. The starter event Morning Glory tested omelette-making skills, as well as a fine dining breakfast dish and a staff dining offer of a combination breakfast snack....

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New Operations Director, Debbie Loxley

Posted: 30/06/2011
Debbie Loxley has joined Vacherin from Restaurant Associates in the role of operations director, alongside Zoe Moulson who has also been promoted to operations director....

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What's cooking in June 2017

  • Lifestyle Commitment – Put the technology down and go outside – get those boots muddy.
  • Health Commitment- Try to eat simply with less processed foods- Eat less sugar – you’re sweet enough already!
  • Planet Commitment –Eat less from a box and more from the earth. Eating fresh can support your body to be 50% more efficient at burning calories.
  • Nutritious and Delicious - N&D is our nutritionally analysed healthy eating range which is true to its title; Nutritious and Delicious! Visit www.nutritious-and-delicious.co.uk and check it out!

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ENVIRONMENTAL MONTH – The environment means the world to us all – live the green life this month..

Dates to remember

  • 5th June – World Environment Day .
  • 6-9th June – A Greener Choice Week .
  • 14-18th June – The Taste of London.
  • 26th June - Wimbledon Starts.

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