Lendlease has partnered with Food Rascal, a company within the Alder Road Food Group, to deliver fresh, innovative food and beverage at Lendlease’s new global headquarters at Barangaroo.
Cate Harris, Head of Lendlease Workplace Programs said that Food Rascal will deliver delicious, healthy options to fuel people throughout the work day, as well as spaces to collaborate, innovate and be inspired.
“Our new workplace at Barangaroo provided us with the opportunity to collaborate with a partner who would ‘create the best place’ for our employees and customers – a market leader in innovation and creativity with a depth of hospitality experience and a commitment to creating the most memorable spaces. We are thrilled to have appointed Food Rascal whose company values align to Lendlease’s health and wellbeing philosophies,” Ms Harris said.
Food Rascal will deliver a café and collaboration space, in addition to a barista style bar servicing the waiting and meeting areas of the reception and client facing meeting rooms.
Led and inspired by David O’Brien, the Food Rascal team are passionate about all things food, beverage and hospitality. It is difficult to talk food and service these days without landing feet first in the food cliché department with fresh, seasonal, local and sustainable as the most over-used promises in the food industry. David considers these now clichéd practices to be how it always was, how it always is and how it always will be.
A committed locavore, O’Brien’s passion for great food is evident. He selects his suppliers carefully, choosing them for their ethical practices and quality and selects local providores where possible.
“From the very first moment we met with Lendlease this felt like a special project, and it was something we could really engage with. The brief suited us because we share a passion for nourishing food, inspiring environments and understand the power of hospitality in business. We are delighted to be part of creating this incredible place for the Lendlease people,” said Mr O’Brien.
Lendlease are in the final stages of preparations for the move to Barangaroo in July. Over 2,000 employees from five locations will be under the one roof in our new global head office, officially opening on July 25.