We are thrilled to have welcomed Japanese global beer brand, Asahi, to the BaxterStorey family.
The restaurant facility, based in Woking, has undergone a transformation, to create a vibrant, relaxed space where employees can meet and collaborate.
Service manager Walter Schmitt and chef Lucasz Zmyslony oversee the café and hospitality offer. Alongside hearty classics of mac and cheese and lamb moussaka, customers can enjoy Recheardo spiced chicken dahl with roasted spiced cauliflower and mango chutney, and Grolsch beer-battered haddock with chunky fries and homemade tartare.
The upper level carpark hosts four beehives, producing honey that’s sold in the restaurant with proceeds going to charity and a thriving herb garden on the 5th floor balcony, from basil and thyme, to rosemary and tarragon, all of which are used in the chef’s recipes.
Inspired by the client’s ambition to reduce carbon emissions, to celebrate Asahi’s cycle to work scheme, the culinary team made Healthy Me spinach, avocado and ginger smoothies and protein power balls to keep teams fuelled throughout the day.
Barista Gemma Fullicks makes the perfect cup of coffee using Asahi’s recently acquired coffee blend, Allpress – free to customers all day. The coffee grounds are recycled and available for customers to take home to use as fertiliser in their gardens.
Our in-house grab & go offer, The Society, offers a selection of fresh paninis, salads and sandwiches including the popular jerk chicken with pineapple salsa and naked slaw bloomer, and black rice, quinoa and edamame bean salad. Any surplus items are donated to local charity York Road Project, to support the homeless.
Complementing the food is an eclectic mix of Asahi-branded beverages at the on-site bar, open to employees twice a week, with a selection of draft beers on offer, including Meantime pale ale, Asahi super dry, London Pride and Grolsch.
Annabelle Lloyd-Jane, facilities manager at Asahi, said: “We’ve been really impressed with BaxterStorey since they were awarded the catering contract for Asahi House and we are looking forward to working with them over the coming years. Their passion for locally sourced, fresh food with a personal service has been welcomed by all our employees”.
Morag Warn, operations director at BaxterStorey, added: “We are delighted Asahi has chosen BaxterStorey to transform its catering offer and are looking forward to bringing our contemporary approach to food, service and technology to refresh the experience for their employees”.