Lexington celebrates 20 years in catering

Lexington recently reached its 20-year anniversary in contract catering. The company is marking the occasion with a full programme of activities through to December, which it says encompasses its commitment to environmental, social and governance, and combines celebrations with raising funds for charity.

Lexington has been supporting food service at Refettorio Felix at St Cuthbert’s, a centre at the heart of supporting vulnerable people, by preparing shared meals made with 100% surplus food. Over the last four years, the caterer has served over 7,000 meals. It will host a supplier charity dinner at St Cuthberts, later in the year, where suppliers will be invited to dine and donate to the charity.

To demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, Lexington’s Green Force division will plant 20 trees in recognition of 20 years of catering. Teams at each of Lexington’s sites will also give 20 days of charity work or fundraising.

To further celebrate the caterer’s longevity in the industry, it will be creating Lex Cured Salmon, Lex Perfect Christmas Pudding and Lex 20-year Gin for retail with all profits being donated to Alzheimer’s Society. To celebrate with its employees, meanwhile, it will be hosting a family fun event in August with a barbeque, street food stalls, games and music.

Matt Wood, managing director of Lexington, said: “As a business we are so proud to have been providing premium, best-in-class catering provision for 20 years. I’m immensely proud of everyone that has contributed to maintaining our values and driving the business forward.

“It’s great to be able to celebrate and make a positive difference to people, the planet and the charities that are so close to us. I’m looking forward to the next 20 years – I’m sure that the next two decades will look quite different.”

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