Last Liverpool kosher caterer ends kashrut

February 4, 2010

The last Liverpool-based kosher caterer has relinquished its kashrut licence.

Marcos Catering, established in 1990, will henceforth cater small events on an unlicensed basis. Director Phil Marco said the expansion of a non-kosher noodle bar with his two sons did not sit with a kosher enterprise.

“I don’t think there will be anyone taking over kosher catering in Liverpool — the community isn’t big enough. Our biggest business has been in Manchester.”

Two Manchester-based firms already cater Mersey functions. And Liverpool is to gain another outside caterer who is negotiating a contract for school meals on the King David campus, where a £25 million redevelopment will provide new facilities. Liverpool Kashrut Commission’s Rabbi Lionel Cofnas said the community would have use of the new kitchens.

Last updated: 4:23pm, February 4 2010