Catering at British Airways lounges in the UK will be provided by a new supplier: BaxterStorey.

The five-year deal will see BaxterStorey providing the dining at 14 First and Galleries lounges across the UK as well as the Concorde Room at Terminal 5.

All of the 500 employees currently employed across the airline’s lounge and Concorde Room catering teams will receive training to bring them in line with BaxterStorey’s approach to service delivery.

Lynn McClelland, BA’s head of catering, said: “We are delighted to announce BaxterStorey as our new hospitality partner for our prestigious lounges. Together we will provide a premium service to the thousands of passengers that use our lounges every day. BaxterStorey have a great reputation as the UK’s leading independent contract caterer, and we are very much look forward to working with them.”

BaxterStorey Chairman, Alastair Storey, was named the UK’s ‘Most Powerful Person in Hospitality’ in December last year, knocking Jamie Oliver off the top spot.* Alastair Storey is Chief Executive of Westbury Street Holdings (WSH), the parent company for BaxterStorey, as well as leading education catering businesses Holroyd Howe and Caterlink, and front of house provider Portico.