Aramark scoops 10-year FS deal with Cologne trade fair operator

Aramark has been awarded a 10-year contract to provide food services for Koelnmesse of Germany, the organisation that operates the Cologne trade fair.

From 1 January 2017, the catering group will introduce new dining concepts with freshly prepared foods for the 40 restaurants and eateries, as well as mobile and temporary stations.

Aramark has also partnered with regional catering company called Kirberg Catering to deliver high end catering for special events and functions.

Koelnmesse’s Cologne trade fair, is the sixth largest trade fair and exhibition/conference centre in the world. It features 284,000 sq m of space with 11 halls hosting approximately 50 full fairs and 2,000 events each year.

Aramark’s international chief operating officer, Brent Franks commented, “We are very pleased to have earned the opportunity to work with one of the world’s most prestigious event venues. We will be operating all restaurants and dining points on the exhibition grounds as well as providing all food services for trade show booths, events and concerts.”

Aramark will employ approximately 40 full time managers and nearly 400 seasonal employees.