Heritage Portfolio, the specialist events and catering company within Sodexo Live!, has extended its partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), Scotland for an additional five years.

RBGE has an option to extend the contract for two further years after that.

The extension, which came about via a competitive process, strengthens a partnership that was first established in 2007.

The extended agreement will include an investment of £1m by Heritage Portfolio into the venue’s facilities, ensuring the continuation of its services for guests.

The company will use locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients including organic certified produce grown annually in the on-site kitchen garden.

A new initiative within the partnership is the development of a hospitality hub at the John Hope Gateway.

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The hub will offer masterclasses, combining culinary expertise with learning and community engagement.

A planned redevelopment of the Gateway is poised to improve visitor experience, introducing a barista coffee truck, updates to the Gateway Café and a new exclusive events space.

The renovation will increase the Gateway’s seating capacity, introduce a new style of service and create an outdoor dining area.

Heritage Portfolio divisional director Sandy Robson said: “The investment and developments highlight our commitment to not only maintaining but elevating the standards of hospitality and service at this prestigious venue.

“Alongside our new food proposition, joint sustainability initiatives and community engagement plan, we’re aligned in our ambition to create a new level of experience for visitors.”

In December 2023, Sodexo collaborated with Worldline and SV365 Technologies to introduce the UK’s first 24/7 automated food court at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

The project aims to provide round-the-clock food service options for healthcare workers.