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Education caterer Taylor Shaw extends contract with Elliott Hudson College

13 Feb 2024
Taylor Shaw, the education catering arm of Elior, has had its catering contract extended for a further three years with Elliott Hudson College in Leeds.

For the last two years, Taylor Shaw has served up to 1,000 students daily at the Elliott Hudson College. It is the first college to have implemented a fully digital catering service and runs a fully cashless operation.

Successful implementation of Taylor Shaw’s ‘Breaz’ app for the on-site Costa Coffee shop and the college restaurant, has enabled students to order in advance as well as ‘click and collect’ food and beverages. A scan-and-go function is also available on the app for the grab-and-go counters and coffee stations.

These initiatives have been instrumental in reducing student and staff queue times, particularly during short lesson breaks and lunch times, ensuring no student is missing out on lunch or learning. 

Lin Ridings, operations director at Taylor Shaw, said: “Our digital implementation at Elliot Hudson College exemplifies our constant dedication to improving not just what students eat, but how they experience their food service at college. 

“We believe we are the first catering company to have implemented a fully digital journey like this in a sixth-form college. The enthusiastic response we’ve seen proves it is a welcome success.”

Established in 2008, Taylor Shaw is a catering service dedicated to providing health and wellbeing resources to primary schools, secondary schools, further education colleges, and schools with special dietary requirements. The team is caring, well trained and skilled at providing nutritious foods in schools.

Jeanne McHale, business manager of Elliot Hudson College, added: “The recent digital trials with Taylor Shaw have led to an extremely quick and efficient service for all our students. As an educational institution, we are constantly trying to give the next generation the best tools for their future, and Taylor Shaw’s focus on accessibility is vital to ensuring student satisfaction and productivity.”