New coffee supplier sought for Sumburgh Airport


THE CATERING contract at Sumburgh Airport is up for grabs as current supplier Caffe Volare’s tenure comes to an end.

The tender opportunity includes the departure lounge cafe, the main lobby lounge, the oil and gas heliport cafe and the management of four vending machines.

The new service is expected to start from mid-May to the end of May.

Caffe Volare owner Rebecca Crosby said on the company’s Facebook page that it was with a “heavy heart” that she decided to end her stay at the airport.

She paid tribute to her small team of staff who notably worked “extremely hard” with the busy helicopter flights.

“Thank you to all of our customers who have supported us over the past year or so when you have been able to fly, I am extremely grateful and it has been a pleasure serving you all,” Crosby wrote.

Caffe Volare was launched in 2015, under different management, as a café that first opened in the departures lounge.

Sumburgh Airport – which is operated by government-owned company HIAL – said the catering contract was a “unique opportunity”. The deadline for responding to tenders is April 29.

Meanwhile, The Cunningsburgh Show is also looking for caterers ahead of its August return.

The committee is looking for expressions of interest to provide teas, coffees, sandwiches, rolls and cakes in the hall, as well as mobile catering on the show field.

He is also looking for a catering service for a lunch/buffet for judges, stewards and volunteers. Interested parties also have an April 29 deadline.


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