Catering Services in the House of Commons

Written evidence submitted by Sebastien Mingout, Support Services Manager, Facilities Directorate, Northern Ireland Assembly

Please find below responses to your questions addressed to Mr Stephen Graham, Assembly & Review Committee, NI Assembly:

1. We do have on-site catering facilities.

2. They are currently provided by a contractor: Eurest

3. All the food is prepared onsite & the services available are:

· The Blue Flax Restaurant: main catering outlet for Members, Party & Secretariat Staff: choice of hot/cold food, sandwich and salad bars, chef theatre, hot & cold beverages / cafeteria style

· Gift Shop: Grab & Go food, hot & cold beverages

· Members Dining Room & Brasserie: table service restaurants

· Members Bar: light snacks, hot & cold beverages

· Private Dining Room & Long Gallery: full banqueting facilities

· Hospitality: full hospitality brochure, hot & cold beverages

· Hamper service to our Annexe on the estate: morning snacks, sandwiches

· Re-launch of our basement lounge to open this week (yet to be named) for informal meeting, break-out area: hot & cold beverages

· Vending: Confectionary & cold beverages

September 2010