Kettle’s Yard is expanding, adding to the original buildings two exhibition galleries, an education wing, a new shop and café . We are currently seeking a contractor that will be able to provide both nourishment for visitors as well as the warm welcome that Jim Ede, the founder of Kettle’s Yard, offered to his guests. His original vision for the House and gallery was to introduce people to the art of their time in a comfortable environment. This vision is upheld today with free access to the house, and a programme of contemporary and modern art exhibitions, as well as extensive music and educational programmes. We intend our new café to reflect this legacy and to enhance the visitor experience.
We are seeking a café that becomes an attraction in its own right, leading visitors into the gallery, as much as the gallery takes them to the café. We are looking for simple, tasty and fresh food with an emphasis on quality. We are open to all ideas.
The café operator is expected to provide a welcoming, excellent service that enhances the reputation of Kettle’s Yard. The operator will be a partner to Kettle’s Yard, growing their business harmoniously. The operator should intend to provide a competitive offer in quality and value to the high street. There needs to be a bespoke offering with the ambition that the hospitality on offer is equivalent to the artistic standards set by the organization. Kettle’s Yard will promote the café to its well-developed audience and it will be included in mailing lists, digitally and in print, as well as feature predominantly on the website.
A site visit is being held at 4pm on the 28th June 2017
Acknowledgement letters of intention to tend must be received by 12 noon on 7th July 2017
Tenders must be returned by noon on 17th July 2017
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If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line ‘Café Tender’.