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Retreat Puts Training on the Menu

Reynolds Retreat, a luxury spa currently under development in Kent, will open in May 2014. A Phase 2 is scheduled to open in the summer and will give guests the opportunity to stay in ‘eco pods’, which the developers are claiming will provide ‘super-sustainable’ accommodation throughout the grounds.

The retreat is set in 16 acres of parkland with an avenue of lime trees, walled Victorian kitchen garden and stunning views over the valley. Once restored and extended, the beautiful Victorian house will offer a luxurious thermal spa, fitness facilities, professional beauty treatments and of course, a wide range of fresh food.

ISS will serve afternoon teas and informal dining on the terrace and in the bar restaurant. Under the direction of Michelin-starred chef Mark Sargeant. More formal food will be served in a brasserie style restaurant. ISS will also provide food services to private dining function rooms and for events and weddings.

The Reynolds Group is a government ‘beacon’ accredited training provider and ISS will also work with them to provide vocational food and hospitality training at the site.

“I want the Reynolds Retreat to be an outstanding restaurant, conference and venue business. We needed a chef of quality and a food services partner,” said Emma Reynolds, MD of the Reynolds Group. “I am passionate about training and young people and I’m sure our partnership with Mark and ISS will compliment this.”

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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