Change is on the menu for the catering outlets at Chester Zoo with the Ark Restaurant and Café Tsavo being given an overhaul and fresh food offers in the pipeline.
The zoo has joined forces with Heathcotes Outside, which was set up in 1997 by Michelin-starred chef Paul Heathcote MBE and managing director Gary Bates.
Alasdair McNee, Chester Zoo’s corporate director, said: “Working with Heathcotes Outside will bring a vibrant new offering for all our visitors, whether they are here for a day, a specific function or just to enjoy a coffee with friends.
“This is an exciting time for the development of the zoo’s catering and we look forward to unveiling an exciting new food offer in the near future. We have been inspired by Heathcotes Outside’s creativity and vision and believe this will be reflected in our new menus.”
Heathcotes Outside already works with the likes of ACC Liverpool, Tatton Park, Warrington Wolves RLFC, Preston North End FC and Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens.
Mr Bates said: “We know the zoo remains a market leader in national visitor attractions; we want to make the catering a world-class attraction over the coming years as well.”