Annie Borelli Wins Rising Star Award

Annie Borelli on stage with her Rising Star award at the TUCO Awards 2023

The University of Kent catering team are thrilled to announce thatAnnie Borelli, Assistant Food & Beverage Manager,has won the prestigious Rising Star award at the TUCO Awards 2023, for her phenomenal managerial skills in the field of hospitality. The glittering ceremony took place on the closing night of the TUCO (The University Caterers Organisation) Conference, held on Wednesday 26 July 2023, at the University of St Andrews.

Annie’s journey in the world of catering began as a part-time Food & Beverage Assistant at The University of Kent during her academic studies in September 2021. Her dedication and passion for the industry quickly caught the attention of her colleagues, leading to a series of promotions in quick succession. While still pursuing her studies, Annie was promoted to Food & Beverage Supervisor and eventually appointed to Assistant Food & Beverage Manager in January 2023, following her graduation in late 2022.

目前,安妮马是一个重要的角色naging a diverse array of catering outlets and services, including Sibson Café, Darwin Conference Suite, and internal catering services. Her rise to success has been both swift and impressive, drawing acclaim for her integrity, exceptional customer service skills, reliability, team-building abilities, maturity, and her innate sense of fun.

Annie’s impact on the workplace has been transformative, consistently identifying opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Some of her greatest achievements include successfully overseeing major events such as The Lambeth Conference and Canterbury for Ukraine Fundraising Dinner, as well as implementing innovative changes to hospitality services and an outstanding staff training program.

Beyond the confines of Kent, Annie’s remarkable performance, strong work ethic, and charming personality have earned her widespread praise and recognition from clients and colleagues alike. Her potential within the industry is undeniable, and the Rising Star award acknowledges her as an emerging talent with a bright future in catering.

Catering Operations Manager, Tim Burrows, said on the win:“To achieve recognition on a national stage from university and industry peers is a stunning achievement. We’re incredibly proud of Annie.”

As the TUCO Awards 2023 celebrated excellence in the field, Annie Borelli stood out as a true inspiration to aspiring hospitality professionals, proving that passion, dedication, and a drive for improvement can lead to remarkable achievements in a remarkably short period.

Summer Jobs in Catering

A Food & Beverage Assistant pulling a pint of beer in Mungo's

Are you looking to earn some money this summer?

Kent’s catering team are currently seeking warm, positive people with bags of energy to help out over the busy summer season.

Ideal candidates must be reliable, punctual, and possess excellent communication skills. They should have a friendly and approachable personality, with the ability to work well in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.

If you’re looking to start a career in hospitality, or just want to learn new skills while you study, this could be the perfect job for you!

Responsibilities will include:

  • Greeting customers and taking orders
  • Serving food and drinks in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensuring a clean and organized dining/kitchen area
  • Handling payments

Candidates must be available to work flexible hours (possibly including evenings and weekends), throughout the summer season. Prior experience is not necessary, but it is desirable.

How to apply?

If you’re interested in applying for this role (Food & Beverage Assistant), please send your CV, along with a potential start date,

Flexible casual contract with a total hourly rate equal to £7.83 – £10.89p/h (depending on age)

Application deadline: Friday 16 June 2023

Kerala Curry: Authentic Indian Street Food

A box of chickpea curry, rice, mango chutney, mint yogurt, and mini poppadums

Discover the flavours of South India this Summer term!

Gulbenkian Café chef,Anto, will be cooking up authenticKeralan street foodfrom his pop-up food stalloutside the Gulbenkian Arts Centre, for the duration of the Summer term.

The menu will change on a weekly basis, meaning customers can enjoy a variety of different South Indian dishes, from aromatic biryanis to mouth-watering dosas.

Find theKerala Currystreet food pop-up outside the Gulbenkian Arts Centre, 9 May – 16 June,Monday to Friday,11.00 – 14.00.

V – Vegetarian | Ve – Vegan | GF – Gluten Free

Week 1

Tue 9 May – Fri 12 May

Homemade Chicken Curry (GF) £6.00
Served with basmati rice and poppadums.

Homemade Aloo Gobi Curry (Ve, GF) £5.00
Served with basmati rice and poppadums.

+ Mango chutney (Ve) and minted soya yogurt (Ve)

Week 2

Mon 15 May – Fri 19 May

Chicken Masala Dosa £6.00
Indian style pancake filled with chicken masala. Served with fresh chilli, coriander, onion, coconut chutney, and minted soya yogurt.

Vegetable Masala Dosa (Ve) £5.00
Indian style pancake filled with vegetable masala. Served with fresh chilli, coriander, onion, coconut chutney, and minted soya yogurt.

Week 3

Mon 22 May – Fri 26 May

Homemade Chicken Biryani (GF) £6.00
Served with a hard-boiled egg and topped with chilli, coriander, and onion.

Homemade Vegetable Biryani (V, GF) £5.00
Served with a hard-boiled egg and topped with chilli, coriander, and onion. (Vegan option available)

+ Mango chutney (Ve) and minted soya yogurt (Ve)

Week 4

Tue 30 May – Fri 2 June

Bombay Street Pulao (Ve, GF) £6.00
An all-in-one rice and vegetable dish.

Butter Chicken £5.00
Served with cumin rice, poppadums, fresh coriander, chilli, and onion.

+ Mango chutney (Ve) and minted soya yogurt (Ve)

Week Five

Mon 5 June – Fri 9 June

Sabzi Vegetable Curry (Ve, GF) £5.00
Served with fried rice and poppadums.

Aloo Paneer Onion Curry (V) £5.00
Served with fried rice and poppadums.

+ Mango chutney (Ve) and minted soya yogurt (Ve)

Week 6

Mon 12 June – Fri 16 June

Pick ‘n’ Mix Indian Snacks – 4 for £10

Homemade Giant Onion Bhaji (Ve, GF) £3.00
Homemade Chicken and Vegetable Samosa £3.00
Homemade Vegetable Samosa (Ve) £3.00
Homemade Spinach & Onion Pakora (Ve) £3.00

+ Mango chutney (Ve) and minted soya yogurt (Ve)

A basket filled with a vegetable dosa and drizzled with mint yogurt

Plant-Based Loyalty Scheme

A close up image of a hand holding the plant-based loyalty card which has been stamped a number of times

Get ready to help fight the climate crisis, protect nature, and improve human health!

The School of Anthropology and Conservation’s student-ledSustainability Working Grouphave been working with the catering team to produce a plant-based loyalty card.

The loyalty scheme rewards customers witha FREE mealfor every 9 vegan meals purchased in a campus restaurant, cafe, or bar.

Plant-based loyalty cards can be used in:

  • Rutherford Dining Hall
  • Sibson Café
  • The Street Kitchen
  • Dolche Vita
  • Mungo’s
  • Origins
  • Hut 8
  • K Bar
  • Gulbenkian Arts Centre Café

The loyalty scheme is not just for vegetarians and vegans, but for flexitarians who are looking to reduce their meat consumption. The scheme offers an easy way for customers to try the delicious meat-free meals on campus, whilst saving money.

Loyalty cards can be picked up in participating outlets, at the till.

For more information, please contact Philippa Page (

Gulbenkian Open Air Film Festival

Gulbenkian Open Air Film Festival Title card with a background of stars and light clouds

Get ready for an epic summer of cinema under the stars! From 11 May – 8 June, as part of theGulbenkian Open Air Film Festival, you can enjoy a different movie every Thursday night on the big screen outside the Gulbenkian Arts Centre!

The festival will be showing a variety of different films, from 90’s romantic comedy, Pretty Woman; to biographical fantasy musical, Rocketman.

Gulbenkian露天电影events are free to attend and non-ticketed, so you can just turn up on the night and enjoy the film!

What’s on?

Encanto (Sing Along)– Thursday 11 May, 21.00
Licorice Pizza– Thursday 18 May, 21.00
Pretty Woman– Thursday 25 May, 21.00
Shaun of the Dead– Thursday 1 June, 21.00
Rocketman– Thursday 8 June, 21.00

Will there be food and drink?

选择的食物、饮料和小吃将艾娃ilable for purchase during the event. Enjoy fries, wings, nachos, ice cream, popcorn, sweets, and drinks while you sit back and enjoy the film.

There will also be an outdoor bar, serving a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Can I bring something to sit on?

There will be hay bales to sit on, but you are more than welcome to bring backrests, chairs, or picnic blankets to watch the film. We recommend you wrap up warm and wear lots of layers – even summer nights can get quite cold.

What happens if it rains?

As we all know, the Great British Summer can be unpredictable, so in the event of rain, film screenings will move indoors to the Gulbenkian Arts Centre cinema (except for Licorice Pizza on Thursday 18 May).

What time does the film start?

The film starts at 21.00, but you are more than welcome to arrive earlier, get comfortable, and order some snacks before the film begins. Food and bar open from 18.00.

Are the screenings accessible?

Access to the site is along level, hard paths.

The cinema area is predominantly level grass, with limited hard standing pathways. In the event of bad weather, mud and puddles are likely.

Please let us know if you require any additional support and our on-site staff members will be more than happy to help.

Are there toilet facilities?

是的,厕所是可以的le in the Gulbenkian Arts Centre.

Will there be subtitles?

Films will not be shown with subtitles. However, for hearing-impaired guests, we recommend the use of an app called ‘Subtitle Viewer’ where you can search for the film and play the subtitles as the film plays on the big screen.

For more information, please email Daniel Parsons –

Pancake Day 2023

American pancake stack with blueberries

Rejoice, batter-based desert lovers,Pancake Dayis coming up again onTuesday 21 February. From American-style stacks to classic lemon and sugar crêpes, we’ve put together a list of places on campus you can enjoy pancakes…

Gulbenkian Cafe

American Pancake Stack – £4 – OUT OF STOCK

With your choice of topping:

  • Blueberry & Maple Flavoured Syrup (V)
  • Crispy Bacon & Maple Flavoured Syrup
  • Nutella (V)
  • Nutella & Banana (V)
  • Nutella & Strawberry (V)

Savoury Dosa Pancake – £6

A North Indian rice pancake filled with mixed vegetable sabzi curry


American Pancake Stack – £4

With your choice of topping:

  • Blueberry & Maple Flavoured Syrup (V)
  • Crispy Bacon & Maple Flavoured Syrup
  • Nutella (V)
  • Nutella & Banana (V)
  • Nutella & Strawberry (V)

Dolche Vita

Classic Crêpe – £1.50 – OUT OF STOCK

Lemon & Sugar Crêpe – £1.50– OUT OF STOCK

Extra toppings 50p each:strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, banana, chocolate sauce, Biscoff sauce, strawberry sauce, toffee sauce, honey, syrup, whipped cream, Biscoff crumb, Oreo crumb

Kent’s number-one pre-paid card

Did you know you may be in possession of this number-one card, without really understanding its full potential?Yes, that’s right – your ID card, also known as a KentOne card does more than just tell us who you are!

What’s all the fuss about?

Your KentOne card can even save you money!

  • Cashless card– If you log in online to add credit to yourKentOne account, you’ll be able to use your card to pay in a range of outlets
  • Library card– You need your KentOne card to enter, exit or borrow items from either Templeman or Drill Hall libraries
  • Sports membership– If you are a member of Kent Sport, you will need your KentOne card to access the gym and other sporting facilities on campus

Sound good! So how do you use it?

The KentOne card uses contactless technology, so you’ll just need to tap it on the correct contactless machine for access. It also works the same way as your contactless debit/credit card when you use it to pay at one of ouroutlets around campus, with some outlets even offering a 10% discount when you do!

How do I put money onto my card?

You cantop up your KentOne card online– it’s easy! Simply create a KentOne account to get started. Once you’ve logged in, you can top up your card, view your balance and track your account activity. Just check out the steps below to get started!

I don’t have a KentOne card. How can I get one?

Staff will be given a KentOne card by your school/department administrator, prior to your first day. If you do not have aKentOne card it can be requested online(you will need to obtain authorisation from your department). Students will receive their KentOne card when they arrive on campus.

Check out our开云体育app客服凯唐卡页面在线or ourFAQs for more information

Taking traditional bar games to the next level


Origins bar, in Darwin College, is the perfect place to meet new people, hang out with friends, and enjoy some tasty treats.

Check out our newFREE-of-chargeinteractive darts and shuffleboards, available daily from 4pm – 11pm.


Get your shuffle on at Origins bar, which has two brand-new table shuffleboards! Designed for 2-8 players, these boards are the perfect way to chill with friends whilst keeping it competitive and fun.

Not played shuffleboard before? Don’t panic! Each player slides their weights down the table to earn points. The idea is, you want to slide your weight as far down the table as possible without it falling off the end! Weights which hang off the table are called ‘hangers’ and these are worth an extra point, so it’s definitely worth that risky shot.

Still unsure? Check out this Wiki How video which explains the rules and objectives of the game.

Interactive Darts

Now you’ve got that, how about trying out our interactive darts! This game takes darts to a whole new level, incorporating traditional darts with interactive gameplay. There are 8 games to choose from; Shanghai, Robin Hood, Killer, Hexa-gone, Halve it, Blockbuster, Showtime, and Classic darts. Using the interactive system, you’ll be guided through the setup and rules of each game. The graphics display who’s throwing, and whose turn it is next, and the magnetised darts sync with the board to display your score! So no more adding up!

Smart darts system

You can also choose your difficulty level, so whether you’re a die-hard dart champion or a total beginner, there’s a level and game to suit you. Check out the Robin Hood play-through here, to get a sense of how interactive darts work and then head down to Origins to get your game on!

起源是open Monday – Saturday, 4pm – 11:30pm – Come along to enjoy some free games and good food!

University Of Kent Christmas Market

Like many of us, you’re probably wondering where the year has gone!Yep, Christmas is rapidly approaching, with presents still to buy, gifts to wrap, and ideas quickly running out.

Well don’t fret, we’re here to get you on the right track with our fab-yule-ous Christmas market, exclusively for Kent students and staff. The market will be open onThursday 15 December 2022from10:00 – 14:00in theColyer-Fergusson Music Hallfor some festive delight.

What to expect?

We will have a host of talented elves and local suppliers, showcasing their fantastic products – including food, drink, and crafts!

This is your opportunity to discover local goods, browse gorgeous craft items, sample some delicious locally-produced food, and pick up unique and meaningful gifts in time for Christmas.

Let’s not bury our heads in the snow. Embrace the festive season, as we all know it’ll be over in a blink of Santa’s eye!

Catering Feedback Survey

Woman eating a burger

Catering would like to hear about your experience of dining at their outlets on the Canterbury campus.

The short survey, which asks questions about value for money, customer service and food/drink quality, gives you a chance to provide feedback after each visit.

Customers who leave feedback can enter amonthly prize draw to win a £20 catering voucherto spend on campus, and each month presents a new opportunity to enter! The feedback received will help the catering team maintain and improve their services and the customer experience.

The participating catering outlets are: Bag It, Create, Dolche Vita, Gulbenkian Café, Hut 8, K-Bar, Mungo’s, Origins, Rutherford Dining Hall, Sibson Café, Sports Café and The Street Kitchen.

Have you visited one of our catering outlets recently?Take the survey today!