SERHS Food celebrates the first anniversary of the official inauguration of the High-Performance Kitchen in Mataró
Over this first year, the plant has increased its production by 40% and continues with a high rate of growth.
One year later, the commitment to innovative and efficient solutions to bring comprehensive support to managing professional catering is a success in every sense of the word. This Saturday April 21, the Mataró High-Performance Kitchen of SERHS Food, as well as its central offices, mark one complete year since their official inauguration, in which national authorities and those of the Maresme area took part.
As of today the plant, which covers 2500 m2, has increased its production by 40% and continues to grow at a very good pace. Over this first year, one of the mostly highly-rated spaces of the SERHS Food High-Performance Kitchen has been the independent allergen-free kitchen, which offers services principally to educational and healthcare centers.
Nevertheless, the office area and main arena have seen numerous visits from clients and companies interested in seeing the installations which reflect the philosophy of SERHS Food. This philosophy is directed at the commitment to prepare food products of the highest quality, following the basic principles of traditional cooking, and availing of the latest technology capable of providing the very highest standards of food safety and environmentally-friendly production.
During the circuit, especially designed for groups, all the steps making up the production process can be seen, from reception of the raw materials to the packaging of the finished product. Likewise, the main arena, with seating and a “showcooking” area, is often used for workshops, demonstrations and conferences, thus complementing visits to the installations.
Today, SERHS Food has a strong presence in Catalonia and is engaged in a major drive for growth in the Balearic Islands, Valencia and other parts of Spain. The Mataró High-Performance Kitchen has been devised with great versatility and flexibility to allow cooking of all kinds of recipes and formats for presentation and preservation, such as vacuum packing, ATM, pasteurization, sterilization and deep freezing.
Since early December SERHS Food manages the catering services of the Parliament of Catalonia. The contract bar and restaurant promises to SERHS Food to take responsibility for managing the restoration for four years, on the basis on all key aspects that Parliament has assessed: quality and diversity Nutritional more quality care.
SERHS Food submitted a bid d’àpats perfectly suited to stay with a complete and varied offer which includes catering from special menus on the top menu, serving about 150 people, including politicians, MPs and employees Parliament, on every day, and can cover up to 300 users days are full. The offer includes different scenarios, a complete carte restaurant, the offer healthy meals daily, and new and creative culinary banquet to offer auditorium that holds 300 people yourself to a few. The parliament generated by their daily activities and demanding a varied program of events that require a cuisine of quality, and will be offered in private rooms. Welcome cocktails, business menus, coffee and snacks around business meetings and all kinds of facilities for different number of guests.
SERHS Food services are covered by a hand bar-cafeteria all weekdays and on full or busy parliamentary adapt the timetable to the service needs of Members and staff of Parliament. Furthermore, the weekends, whether of opening, also will serve with the timetable determined by the Parliamentary Bureau. The dining room service or restaurant, will cover lunch from 13 to 16 hours, except holidays and evenings in August where service will end at approximately 15 hours.
SERHS Food shall also cover all the needs of vending machines offering a healthy food including fresh fruit, dairy, gluten-free and diabetic, and in general, the products are based on aspects of nutritional quality. SERHS Food has introduced a recycling plan that meets all the requirements of Parliament, as well as a complete cleaning plan and food quality and safety, all managed and supervised by the own Department of Food Safety and Quality SERHS.
A total of a dozen concerts has been scheduled for evenings during the summer months.The Santa Florentina Cultural Association, SERHS and the Arenys de Munt Town Hall have reached an agreement for the Santa Florentina Festival to be held in the Jalpí Castle. This agreement, which was signed by all three parties and will last three years, will allow Arenys de Munt and the Jalpí Castle to host a festival that is fully consolidated and rooted in the region for the first time.
The Santa Florentina Festival, which is in its 18th edition this year, has ten concerts lined up between the 24th of July and the 20th of August, all of them at Jalpí Castle. With a capacity of 500 people per concert, the first two will be held at 8 pm on Sundays, while the others are scheduled for 10 pm. The doors will open two hours before the concerts in order for Arcs Càtering, part of the SERHS Group, to offer the audience a selection of catered items.
In the opinion of Carlos Hartmann, the president of the Santa Florentina Cultural Association and the promoter of the concerts, “this change in venue is giving a highly consolidated festival a new impetus in a privileged setting”. Likewise, Hartmann also said “the three-year agreement allows us to bring continuity and stability to an initiative that was started 18 years ago.”
In turn, the Arenys de Munt Town Hall has expressed its satisfaction with the fact that a world-class cultural event is being held in the town. Its mayor, Joan Rabasseda, believes that “the Santa Florentina Festival makes Arenys de Munt a cultural referent in the region and will help us to promote tourism in our town”.
Finally, Raimon Bagó, the General Manager of SERHS Food, believes that “this is an opportunity for Jalpí Castle to consolidate this location as a referent for holding events of all kinds. Furthermore, it will allow the public to get to know the high level of our culinary offerings”.
During the next few days, a press conference will be held for all media with the goal of explaining and sharing all the details of this year’s edition of the Festival.