Montfort Catering Consultants have recently undertaken a catering feasibility study for The Salvation Army’s new Territorial Headquarters in Denmark Hill. Following this we have been asked to review the options and most appropriate management model as to how the cafe and wider catering operations should be managed.
The Salvation Army UK Territorial Headquarters is moving from Elephant & Castle to a new site on the grounds of William Booth Training College, Denmark Hill, with a completion date for the development scheduled for the fourth quarter in 2021.
The new building will include a café, located on the ground floor, adjacent to the building’s main reception. The new café will be both a workplace catering facility for staff/ building occupants as well open to the public.
Montfort Catering Consultants initially supported The Salvation Army undertake a café feasibility study to determine the future requirements for the café and wider catering facilities within their new UK Territorial Headquarters. Following this we are now reviewing the options and most appropriate management model as to how the cafe and wider workplace catering operations are managed.
Our catering consultancy support and advice has also included developing the operational concept as well as developing the employee and general public demand and associated business case. Given the prominent location adjacent to Denmark Hill Railway Station and the high levels of commuter footfall we have also supported in determining the most appropriate management model to optimise the commercial potential while ensuring that the catering is culturally sympathetic and customer centric.
Our most recent work, undertaking a management options review to determine how the café and employee catering should be managed, has involved undertaking a soft market test as well as drawing on our considerable foodservice and catering expertise.
Posted on May 21st, 2020