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Working with Elior

Blue Arrow is delighted to be partnering with Elior, a leading
provider of catering, hospitality and wider facilities services
across the UK. 

Whether it’s feeding children in schools, sports fans in stadiums at big events, visitors at heritage sites, teams in the workplace or loved ones in hospitals and care homes, Elior is focused on enriching lives, everywhere, every day. If that’s something that appeals to you, then it’s time to find out more about how you could become part of the Elior team.

 

Healthy, tasty food production that respects the planet

Founded in 1991, Elior Group is a multi-award-winning global hospitality organisation with more than 105,000 colleagues worldwide, serving over four million guests per day. In the UK, Elior has a dedicated team of 10,000 people, who work across 1,200 locations, enriching the lives of thousands of people every day by serving them healthy, tasty food that enhances wellbeing and respects the planet.

In fact, enriching lives, everywhere, every day is at the heart of everything Elior does and it’s this that inspires and unites everyone who works at this ever-evolving organisation.

Indeed, for more than 30 years,  Elior Group has been at the forefront of catering trends and practices. Always going the extra mile to meet clients’ and customers’ specific requirements, it has built an impressive portfolio of companies in addition to the Elior brand to provide customised catering solutions. In the UK, these are:

  • Lexington Catering - a leading business and industry hospitality caterer.
  • Taylor Shaw - one of the UK’s foremost specialists in the education sector.
  • Caterplus - dedicated to making food one of life’s pleasures for residents in care and retirement homes.
  • Edwards & Blake - a leading provider of personalised catering solutions across education.
  • Lexington Independents - a specialist catering company dedicated to providing innovative food for independent schools.
  • Lexington Reception Services - a team that provides a first-class, bespoke and unique concierge-style service which reflects clients’ individual needs.
Nutritious food

Incorporating the latest high-street food and nutrition trends

Working with leading food influencers and chefs, Elior is continuously developing new and exciting ideas. Along with an innovation team that’s focused on bringing cutting-edge solutions to clients and customers, there’s a concept development team that creates bespoke catering concepts which incorporate the latest high-street food and nutrition trends. These include a new further education brand called Society Street Kitchen which brings the best of British street food to further education colleges, and Trashed, a sustainability initiative which focuses on using food items that would otherwise be wasted. Trashed has even won a Footprint Award and was shortlisted for the Waste2Zero Awards.

Having a positive impact

For Elior, enriching lives everywhere, every day is more than just a mission statement. The organisation is committed to doing everything it possibly can to ensure it has a positive impact on communities and the planet. From sourcing ingredients sustainably to increasing best practice recycling methods and reducing food waste – the company has teamed up with food redistribution company OLIO to donate surplus food to vulnerable local communities – Elior has a wealth of practical solutions in place to tackle important global sustainability issues. These include its award-winning Eco Points Loyalty Scheme, introduced to encourage guests to choose low carbon dishes. This scheme sees Elior give its customers virtual stamps in return for making the greener choice, and then rewarding them when they reach a certain number by planting a tree.

Elior also encourages team members to take part in events and initiatives that support and form bonds with local communities – from supporting community kitchens for rough sleepers to taking part in beach cleans.

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