Broomhouse catering service wins lucrative contract

Broomhouse catering service wins lucrative contract
By Catie Guitart, STV

Social enterprise will be providing food to contractors in the capital.

Crescent Kitchen, an Broomhouse-based catering social enterprise, has secured a contract to manage a catering facility on the site of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and the nearby office development.

The catering service has entered into a partnership agreement with Sir Robert McAlpine until December 2012.

Crescent Kitchen is providing a Monday to Friday catering service for the McAlpine staff and subcontractors with breakfast and lunch options.

Crescent Kitchen is one of the eleven projects managed by The Broomhouse Centre, a charity based in the south west of Edinburgh.

All profits raised from Crescent Kitchen are reinvested back into The Broomhouse Centre to support its work in the local community, such as dementia day care, carers’ clinics and young people counselling.

Sir Robert McAlpine Project Director Simon Byford said: “This is a great opportunity for us to engage with the local community. By supporting a social enterprise in this way we help to raise money that will go towards funding community projects.”

David Barclay, Business Development Officer for the Crescent Kitchen, said: “We are very excited to be working with Sir Robert McAlpine and everyone on the site at the EICC.

“Our catering has gone down really well so far, and all the profits will be used to help improve the lives of people living in the Broomhouse area of Edinburgh.

“This truly is a win-win situation: we deliver a service that is needed on the construction site and as a result local people benefit.”

The Broomhouse Centre celebrated its 20th anniversary earlier this year. The vibrant community hub proudly marked 20 years of providing personal, social and community development opportunities for disadvantaged groups with a packed birthday party.