DFID operates a staff restaurant in each of its two UK offices. In the three last three financial years 2005-06 to 2007-08 these were operated under contract by Yes Dining Ltd. until December 2008 when the contracts were re-tendered and awarded to Charlton House Catering Services Ltd.
The amount paid in each year was as follows:
£ 2005-06 384,403 2006-07 376,487 2007-08 350,300
These amounts include the subsidy paid for the operation of the restaurants, including staff and other running costs, and costs of refreshments at official meetings and events. It is not possible to separately identify costs of food and drinks, or of the individual suppliers used by the catering contractors.