Essex Food manage 14 food and drink outlets at our Colchester Campus 14 food and drink outlets at our Colchester Campus 14 food and drink outlets at our Colchester Campus 14 food and drink outlets at our Colchester Campus  ranging from cafes, permanent huts, the Burrito Bus to the larger units such as Canteen, Fusion  and Buffalo Joe's. We have new additions to our units including Bytes, Crumbs, Crust, The Oven and The Vegan Greek.

A wide range on offer

We try to cater for all tastes and dietary needs dietary needs dietary needs dietary needs where possible and our aim is to continue to improve the quality and variety of foods produced with a focus on healthy eating. With the University being such a multi-cultural society we have focused differing menus to the outlets to provide variety. We have four coffee choices - Union, Lavazza, Costa and Tchibo.

Within our units where possible we deliver vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian options.

Catering service 

At Essex Food we work alongside Event Essex in providing delivered catering delivered catering delivered catering delivered catering throughout the year. We work closely with Event Essex during the summer months for conferences and summer schools. Outside catering including graduation are also areas where we are involved.

Our team 

Our large team of staff include permanent members along with many casual staff, mainly students from the University.

Send us your feedback

Essex Food are always looking at ways to improve and take on board feedback from our customers and have guest feedback points in most of our outlets. 

Work for us

Essex Food offers an exciting working environment in which to meet new people, face new challenges and learn new skills. We are always looking for highly motivated individuals with great people skills to join our dedicated, international team of staff. We offer hands-on positions where good communication and organisational skills are essential as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

We expect our employees to take pride in their work and to work hard. In return, you will always be supported by your colleagues and managers whilst having the training and development opportunities to help you excel in your career. Whether you are a student who wants to earn money and gain valuable work experience while you study, or someone who is looking for a career in the catering and hospitality industry we want to hear from you!

Permanent vacancies

Take a look at our current vacancies to find a role that is right for you. We offer a competitive starting salary and flexible working hours.

Casual vacancies

We are often looking for casual staff to carry out a variety of duties in our restaurants and cafes on an ‘as and when’ basis, including counter-service, waitressing and cleaning.

If you are a student looking for casual work to fit in around your studies, please visit the Essex Food office (room 4NA.6.1, next to Blues Café) to register your interest or email We can then contact you when a vacancy arises and ask you to complete an application form.

Work permits

Under current immigration/work permit law, Essex Food is unable to accept applications or employ candidates who are not eligible to live and work in the UK.

Get in touch
Delivered catering enquires 
Telephone: 01206 872385
Essex Food outlet enquires
Telephone: 01206 872136