Scottish caterer Entier has opened a purpose-built kitchen and training academy as part of a £600,000 investment in strengthening its operations.
The venture follows on from its recent relocation to new offices, which have doubled the size and capacity of its Aberdeen operations.
Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead recently officially opened the new facility which extends to 5,000 square feet.
Peter Bruce, chief executive of the 750-strong company said it was delighted to officially open the Olive House kitchen and training academy.
“The completion of this unique facility signifies another major milestone in the successful evolution of our company and one that further reinforces our rapidly-evolving status as a leading catering and support services company in the market place,” he was quoted as saying in the Aberdeen Press and Journal.
Entier’s executive chef, Bruce Lawrence, added: “The bespoke cooking suite has the highest quality equipment that will allow us to do some very special things for our clients.”
The facility is designed to provide the additional capacity required to support the growth of the company’s operations as it looks to expand both in the UK and internationally.
Cllr Lochhead commented: “Entiér began as a small company based in the north east of Scotland and are now the largest independent contract, catering and support services company in Scotland.”