09 Sep 2016
The event featured Ireland’s top cafes and the products they serve at The Glass Room Suites at FIRE in Dublin, celebrated Fed & Watered for its outstanding results in the past 12 months including financial performance, innovation and environmental efforts.
Mount Charles has been operating Fed & Watered in Belfast’s tallest building, the Obel, as part of a contract between the company and international law firm Allen & Overy to service their 500 strong workforce in the building, as well as to facilitate all of their hospitality and event requirements.
Nicola Looby, Operations Manager at Mount Charles who collected the award, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Fed & Watered at the Obel has been recognised as Ireland’s best contract catering café at the Café Quality Food Awards, and indeed the only company from Northern Ireland to take home an award.
“It’s a huge endorsement of the quality of our offering and a clear demonstration that recent investments we’ve made, both in terms of technology and in house talent, have paid off.
“We are extremely proud of the team, led by Unit Manager Carol Ferguson, whose commitment and passion for driving this successful café forward is second to none. Our competitors in this category were all multinational organisations, so it’s great to get the recognition that our locally owned company is ahead of the pack ” she added.
The judges said: “Fed and Watered provides a friendly, comprehensive service, not only for the cafe but meeting wider hospitality requirements. They cook from scratch where possible and provide a high standard, seamless service to both employees and the public. They utilise a clever play on words to deliver a creative and informative brand. A sound layout with a well thought through concept.”
Fed & Watered can also be found in Titanic Belfast, Belfast International Airport, City of Derry Airport and Exeter Airport.
Mount Charles is one of Ireland’s leading food service, cleaning, security and vending companies, employing 2,000 people across the island.