The Port of Helsinki has chosen the world-renowned company, Compass Group, as the service provider for its restaurants in Katajanokka Terminal. The contract will begin in August. The 2nd-floor bar and restaurant will be reserved for ferry passengers, while the café and kiosk on the 1st floor and the unpretentious bistro and restaurant on the 3rd floor will provide their services to all: passengers, employees and the area’s residents.
Bespoke solutions and restaurant services, available from morning till evening, will be tailored for Katajanokka Terminal. In addition to a basic selection of kiosk goods, the kiosk and café, located on the street level, will carry snacks and small take-away food items.
The terminal will offer diverse restaurant services and the newly-renovated facilities will be cosy and functional. The 3rd-floor bistro will have a wide selection of services and products, including both classics and the latest trends. Furthermore, the bistro will serve as a lunch restaurant for local residents and employees, and can function as a venue for seminars, meetings and other events.
‘We are happy to have this opportunity to develop the restaurant services in Katajanokka together with the Port of Helsinki. We aim to meet the needs of today’s passenger trends and provide a diverse selection of seasonal foods, catering for all tastes. The terminal has undergone remarkable changes and will provide a relaxed and flavoursome setting for both passengers and other people,’ says Director of Concession Accounts Kristiina Ramirez from Compass Group Finland.
‘Compass Group and us share the same vision about customer experience, and our restaurant service development is based on customer data. The upgrades to Katajanokka’s restaurants will enable them to provide targeted services to different passenger segments and entirely new services to the city’s residents,’ says Marika Pauli, Head of Passenger Services Development in Port of Helsinki.
Different passenger groups’ requirements will be taken on board: the bar on the 2nd floor will be a popular spot amongst cruise passengers, while families can enjoy delicious street food and other treats in a separate café, with children’s favourites available on a kids’ menu.
Compass Group is the leading Nordic food service provider with a turnover of approximately one billion euros. We serve over 750,000 meals a day and employ more than 13,000 people in 1,700 locations in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Estonia. In Finland, we have 4,300 employees in roughly 550 restaurants. We are part of a global organisation, operating in 45 countries and in multiple sectors, including business and industry, healthcare and care for the elderly, education, sports and leisure, as well as defence and offshore areas. Compass Group has three focal points of responsibility – Health and Wellbeing, Environmental Game Changers and Better for the World – all based on our culture of safety: http://www.compass-group-fs.com.
The Port of Helsinki Mediadesk, mediadesk(at)portofhelsinki.fi, tel. +358 (0)40 5065280
Director of customer relations Kristiina Ramirez, Compass Group Finland, tel. +358 (0)44 711 9564