Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)UB/GUILD/A/12
TitleCatering committee
Extent5 volumes
DescriptionThe minutes of the meeting dated 3 February 1949 state that 'it was decided that in future minutes of catering committee meetings should be kept'. Matters relating to Guild catering had previously been addressed with other Union committee business.
Minutes from 1949 to 1952 include information about the running of the Guild Club; the prices of food and drink, both wholesale and the prices charged to members of the Guild; issues relating to portion control, queuing and crowding issues; the number of functions that the Guild had capacity to hold; provision of bars and catering at society events; the opening hours of bars and food outlets; discussion of complaints about the quality and range of food; and the salaries and welfare of catering staff. Income and expenditure accounts and balance sheets are included as are interim and final reports of the Catering committee to Guild Council, and the catering supervisor's report
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryGuild catering had originally been the responsibility of the Union committee, but the Catering committee was established as a separate standing committee from the 1950-1951 academic session, responsible for its own finances, and aimed to cover costs rather than make money. It was dissolved before the start of the 1968-1969 academic session at which point management of the Catering department reverted to the remit of the Union & Services committee. See UB/GUILD/A/4 for minutes of the Union Services committee. The Catering committee discussed matters relating to catering in both the Union building at Edgbaston and the Guild Club at the Great Charles Street site


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