Staff for new cafe at Delapre Abbey in Northampton '˜will be recruited locally'

A catering company that has been awarded a £3 million contract to run a new cafe at Delapre Abbey will recruit in Northamptonshire and use locally based suppliers.

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 6:26 am
(L-R): Chris Reynolds  Amadeus Sales Director, Rachael Boyd - Director of the Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust, Paul Hampden-Smith, Chair of Trustees

Amadeus has been given a five-year contract by the Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust to provide food and drink in The Conservatory Café from November 2016.

Rachael Boyd, Director of the Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust said, “Amadeus prepared an outstanding response to the tender and have demonstrated a can do attitude throughout the process.

“We have been impressed with the quality of the catering they deliver in other visitor attractions and the high standards of food and service for conferences, meetings weddings and other events.”

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“It is important to us that we recruit locally and use local based suppliers, which is something Amadeus are clearly passionate about. We look forward to working with them.”

The catering functions are part of the wider restoration and development of Delapré Abbey funded by both The Heritage Lottery Fund and Northampton Borough Council.

The whole abbey experience will open in Spring 2017.

Chris Reynolds, sales director for Amadeus said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract and look forward to working with Rachael to make the Abbey a must visit attraction in Northamptonshire.”

“We expect great local patronage to the café, County wide patronage for afternoon tea in the Billiard Room, business use of the fabulous meeting and event rooms and it is the perfect setting for weddings and other family events.”