Varndean College

We have a special relationship with Varndean College which has lasted nearly 10 years, it is a demonstration of true partnership and we have been able to continuously innovate our high street offer.


2,300 6th form and adult students

Cooking time:

Length of contract 5 years + extensions 

The key ingredients:

Varndean College were looking for a provider who could offer a high street proposition that included a separate premium brand coffee shop. They also had the requirement to provide meals for Downsview Link College, a unique further education FE provision for young people with severe and complex educational needs, which includes a need for special dietary menus.


For the second term of the contract, we introduced an innovative and refreshing offer to the food court at the college, which mimicked current trends from the high street. This included our very own Street Food offer, Tugo Stone Baked Pizzas and the Love Joes Chicken concept. The coffee shop was revitalised with our premium brand coffee and smoothie bar. 

Profit is shared on an equal basis and sales have increased year on year.

If you’d like to find out how Pabulum can support your college's catering offer then please get in touch via our contact us page.