Lusso, part of CH&Co Group, has launched a new juice and coffee bar at the Royal College of Art, Kensington.
The Juice D Bar is the first phase of planned redevelopment to introduce a food court concept to the college. The new approach will create three defined outlets catering for different food and beverage choices throughout the day – drinks and snacks, grab-and-go meals and refectory dining.
Serving freshly-blended, made-to-order fruit and vegetable smoothies, shots and juices and Barista-brewed coffee, Juice D Bar offers a distinct destination to enjoy a variety of exciting, high-quality beverages.
Lusso is also supporting its client partner in providing healthier choices for the staff and students. The juices, smoothies and shots can help meet the recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables, containing up to two portions per serving, and the tasty snacks available include CH&Co Group’s ‘Healthiest Cakes Ever’. Ranging from 140-280 calories per item, the homemade cakes and bakes have been developed to contain less saturated fat and refined sugar, more fruit and vegetables and plenty of flavour. Gluten-, dairy- and egg-free options are also available.
The eye-catching Juice D Bar officially opened for the new academic year. Lusso’s suppliers, including Mudwalls Farm and Chiquita Bananas, showcased their fresh, seasonal produce and provided information on the potential health benefits of their fruits and vegetables. CH&Co Group’s consultant nutritionist, Amanda Ursell, also headlined a Wellbeing Day and highlighted the value of a balanced diet and healthier lifestyle choices.
Sharon Linney, Operations Director for Lusso, said: “The official launch of Juice D Bar was a vibrant, energetic affair and it was great to collaborate with our suppliers to bring the concept to life. The staff and students loved the transformation of the outlet into a fresh and inviting space, and the juices, coffee and snacks went down a treat.
“As a trusted partner of the Royal College of Art, we want to ensure that our catering offer is the first choice over the high street. This is a key motivation behind the new food court approach, which offers quality food and beverages at distinct dining destinations. We’re looking forward to progressing to the next phase.”