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RMBI Care Co. appoints Caterplus as catering partner with £25m contract

Caterplus, a leading caterer specialising in the care and retirement living sector, has been awarded a 5-year contract by RMBI Care Co. to provide catering services for 13 of its care homes across England and Wales. The contract is valued at £25m in total turnover with services commencing from July 2023.

Employing and managing a team of over 120 catering staff across  RMBI Care Co.’s Homes, which support older people with residential care, nursing and residential dementia support, Caterplus will deliver a bespoke mealtime service to around 1,000 residents daily, serving some 235,000 meals, beverages, and grazing snacks each year.

Fresh, seasonable ingredients will be used to prepare nutritious meals, creating a selection of familiar, traditional favourites and exciting new dishes for residents to enjoy, including for residents requiring texture modified and specialist diets - all aimed at meeting the dietary, nutritional, and cultural needs of residents.

Together the catering team also will plan, manage and deliver regular themed events working closely with the managers at each Home to arrange special events for the residents. Meals and snacks will be served throughout the Homes including the dining areas, communal lounges and in residents’ own rooms. 

Laura Tighe, Managing Director of Caterplus, said: “We are thrilled to have won this contract and to have the opportunity to create delicious and healthy food choices for the residents at 13 RMBI Care Co. Homes. Our menus will change seasonally to reflect fresh British produce at its best. Our experience in this sector provides us with the expertise and knowledge to provide a wide range of appetising food choices that support older people’s different and individual needs.”

Mark LLoyd, Managing Director, RMBI Care Co. said: ‘We are delighted to confirm Caterplus as our new catering provider for 13 of our care homes. We are looking forward to embarking on this new partnership with Caterplus who brings considerable expertise and has a strong reputation as an experienced provider for the care sector. Mealtimes are an important part of the day for our residents, and we believe this new appointment will bring multiple benefits to the dining experience and enhance the food service quality throughout the day for our residents.”