The 2017 Sponsors
Amadeus delivers catering solutions to venues and event organisers who want to provide visitors with a
unique and memorable food experience. Amadeus does this differently by drawing on 40 years’ experience operating in venues and creating events as part of the NEC Group.
The customer portfolio includes delivering catering solutions to around four million visitors per year at the NEC Group venues (the NEC, ICC, Genting Arena, Barclaycard Arena and Vox Conference Centre), and at a range of additional major ‘meet’ and ‘visit’ external events and venues, including The Scottish
Open, Cadbury World, Dudley Zoo, StoneleighAbbey, Library of Birmingham, Belfast Waterfront & Ulster Hall.
AMADEUS’ RANGE OF SERVICES INCLUDES:
Retail: Amadeus is always pushing the boundaries with bespoke concepts utilising experience in way finding, point of sale, tactical promotions and digital technology to enhance the customer journey.
Conference and Banqueting: From the smallest business gatherings to the largest international conferences, Amadeus’ experienced team is recognised as one of the best on an international scale, bringing the same level of expertise and dedication to every project.
Outdoor Public Events: Amadeus has an enviable pedigree when it comes to outdoor public events. The Team have recently completed their first European event at Bauma in Munich.
Corporate and Private Events: From annual general meetings, sales conferences and product launches to celebration dinners and weddings. Amadeus will operate at a location or venue of choice, they will travel everywhere and anywhere.
Mobiles and Pop-up Restaurants: High quality mobile units and pop-up restaurants offer the flexibility to react to consumer trends, seasonality, new product launches and maximise revenue in high footfall events or areas.
Consultancy: Amadeus comes with a team of insight, marketing and retail specialists that support years of experience keeping Amadeus and its customers at the top of their game.
Admiral is the leading recruitment agency specialising in the catering and hospitality sector.
Admiral was set up in 1995 by Paula Rogers, an experienced catering recruitment specialist with a passionate vision to provide a personal, high quality, honest and committed service to companies seeking high standards in their people and the services they supply. Admiral’s client base includes respected contract and event caterers, prestigious hotels, private clubs, restaurants, bars and in-house operators.
We aim to solve our clients’ staffing needs by providing the right people with the right qualities at the right time. Our ability to do this is founded on the values shared by all our staff, and our commitment to the way we do business.”
At Bidfood, we’re focused on going the extra mile for our customers. Being the best is a key part of our ethos, and our focus is on delivering the best customer experience, making life easier and helping customers to grow. We’re serious about service excellence and getting it right first time, and we’ve invested in building an infrastructure that keeps us close to our customers.
In our range of over 13,000 products, which includes the best of both own brand and leading foodservice brands, customers will find everything they need for service from store cupboard ingredients to frozen and chilled food, soft drinks, wines, beers and spirits, cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils, cleaning products and catering equipment.
We’re invested in the success of our customers and we believe great service is about more than delivering boxes, it’s also about adding value. Our expertise, our industry knowledge, the data we buy and the insight we distil helps our customers stay ahead of the curve on key food trends, creative recipes and menu ideas.
Britvic is the largest supplier of branded still soft drinks in Great Britain and the number two supplier of branded carbonated soft drinks in GB. The company combines its own leading brand portfolio including Robinsons, J2O, Drench, Purdey’s, Fruit Shoot and R White’s with PepsiCo brands such as Pepsi Max, Tango, 7UP and Lipton Ice Tea, which Britvic produces and sells in Great Britain and Ireland under exclusive PepsiCo agreements. Operating in both the ‘Take Home’ and ‘On-Premise’ channels, Britvic offers its customers a portfolio of soft drinks to meet every consumer occasion and has a strong track record of delivering successful innovation.
Bunzl Catering and Hospitality Division are the UK's leading suppliers of disposables, equipment and guest amenities to all sectors of the catering and hospitality industry.
The businesses form an extensive nationwide distribution network and provide the most comprehensive range of products in the marketplace. They incorporate Bunzl Catering Supplies, Bunzl Lockhart Catering Equipment, Continental Chef Supplies, WK Thomas, Bunzl Guest Amenities, together with Buwier luxury guest amenities and Thomson Medd Christmas.
The businesses offer the largest range of light and heavy catering equipment for front and back of house - everything from catering disposables, hygiene paper, cleaning and janitorial products, to in-room guest amenities, speciality festive products and a full design service that includes planning, construction and installation.
For more information click here: http://www.bunzlcatering.co.uk
Cartwheel Management Recruitment was set up in 2007 with a primary aim to deliver a premium and added-value recruitment service to clients within catering, hospitality, leisure and facilities management. With offices in London, Nottingham and Milton Keynes, we are able to provide a personal service throughout the UK.
We specialise in management level and senior chef recruitment and are committed to delivering an exceptional, bespoke recruitment strategy for our clients and our candidates. The team are all ex-hospitality operators so fully understand the industry and the disciplines we recruit for.
Our focus is on "Representing People not CV's", taking the time to understand our client's specific recruitment needs; both in terms of skills and experience required for the role, together with the right cultural and personality fit.
We are very proud of our 93% success rate, which is testament to our service delivery.
Cartwheel – going head over heels to help you!
Caterer.com is the UK’s largest and most successful hospitality sector job board. It’s the place for jobs in hospitality.
In this highly competitive hospitality market, we understand that each business is different. As a hospitality employer, you need to hire relevant, high quality talent to deliver the experience your customers expect. Caterer.com helps make your recruitment more effective. Our smart traffic strategy targets and attracts new talent, the moment they begin their job search. This delivers 1.5 million visits, 31,000 new candidate registrations, over 50,000 fresh CVs and 550, 000 job applications every month to the 17,000+ jobs on the site. But it’s not just about big numbers. Our market leading products mean you can zone in on the candidates you want to hire, and attract people that really fit your business. Our experienced team of account managers will help you build the right approach for you, boosting your success and reducing time to hire, and cost per hire for roles at every level.
That’s why thousands of hospitality employers rely on us to deliver the skilled talent they need for their hard to fill roles. Discover what we can do for your business.
0333 0145 111
Chef’s Pass is the new back of house brand created to help you add exciting adventures in taste and flavour to your menu. Our range of marinades and bouillons are made using simple ingredients and carefully prepared to create truly authentic flavours. That's the heart of the Chef's Pass promise.
Evolve Hospitality began in March 2012 and was the brainchild of Ed Vokes our Director. Ed felt passionate about changing the ideas, values and attitude towards the hospitality industry, especially the perception of recruitment and staffing agencies.
We aim to make a difference to all those we work with, as we want the hospitality industry recognised as a chosen industry. We have come a long way in a short space of time and are now working in partnership with some of London’s elite hospitality clients and supplying them with temporary and permanent staff.
Our team of experienced hospitality professionals come from a variety of backgrounds within the industry allowing us to take a personal approach with all our clients and will work closely with them by going into their venues and even working in their kitchens or on Front of House to get a feel for their style of service, food concepts, kitchens and menus. This contributes to our knowledge and integrity of the client’s business which leads to long-term formed partnerships and key alliances.
We are the first London agency to offer a Training Centre which provides free training to all candidates on Front of House and a kitchen facility which allows us to trade test all of our chefs – a USP which we have introduced in all our office locations.
We won the ‘Best New Agency in the UK’ in 2016 and were recently nominated to the Top 10 list for ‘Best New Employer’ in the Investor in People Awards.
We have a National presence and have offices in London, Guildford, Birmingham and Southampton and in the process to open an office in Oxford.
Franke Coffee Systems is the World’s leading provider in innovative coffee solutions. With passion and expertise we enable our customer’s successes.
Franke Coffee Systems manufacture professional and sleek all round hot beverage systems which can be tailored to meet the caterer’s every requirement.
From basic button panels to intuitive and customizable 10.4’’ touch screens allowing at the touch of the finger a perfect coffee classic or a delicious hot/cold foam beverage. A fully automatic coffee solution that appeals to all the senses.
All of this supported by the country’s finest after sales support and own national service team.
Fresh thinking for your linen services - superior kitchen, hotel and restaurant linen for the ultimate customer experience
Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services started providing laundry and linen hire services to the catering and hotel trade in 1975.
We supply and launder a wide range of bed linen, table linen and chefs wear. Our high quality products are accompanied by our no contract policy, flexibility and excellent customer service.
Lusso is a vibrant catering company that specialises in innovative catering, hospitality and service for discerning corporate clients, from media and law to accountancy, insurance and banking.
Our talented teams use the finest fresh and regionally-sourced ingredients, expertly combined with flair, passion and exceptional service, to create exciting dishes and memorable dining experiences.
From employee restaurants, hospitality, events and fine dining to front-of-house and concierge services, we work with our client partners to develop bespoke catering and hospitality that reflects and adapts to their culture, values and needs, and the latest culinary trends.
The Food Philosophy is the foundation of our approach to food. It upholds the central role that provenance and ethics plays in our business – from the origin of our ingredients and the way they are thoughtfully prepared to the value our food offers.Website:
Whether you need a team of waiters and chefs for a season, a bartender for one night, or a permanent Head Chef to lead your kitchen, Off to Work is your source for top talent in hospitality. As the UK's premier event staffing, training and consultancy company, we recruit and train exceptional front and back of house teams that bring experiences to life. We are proud to have have enabled amazing experiences for over 50,000 events in the UK and beyond since 2000.
Telephone: 0207 381 8222
Established for 27 years, Pelican is a market leading procurement and supply chain specialist.
Our professional procurement services, managed by CIPS qualified experts, help food operators achieve improved profitability without compromising quality and enhancing supplier service delivery. Our award-winning cloud-based systems increase operational efficiencies and allow for greater control and visibility of finances.
Premier Foods is one of Britain's largest food producers and works collaboratively with customers and organisations to understand the challenges the foodservice industry faces. The company is passionate about supporting chefs and caterers with trusted menu solutions and advice, with a range of well-known brands and specialist pack formats that chefs can rely on. Its trusted brands include Bisto, Bird’s, McDougalls, Ambrosia and Sharwood’s to name a few, delivering great taste and consistent results time after time.
The company’s dedicated culinary team is on hand to assist customers and help them overcome everyday challenges, whether they are looking for time-saving tips in the kitchen or resources to stay up to date with the latest food trends. The team at Premier Foods is also passionate about providing chefs with innovative recipes and has created a number of menu solutions guides with specific advice for its customers. This includes its University, Education and Care Catering Solutions guides to equip chefs with fresh insight and solutions for their menu, as well as its latest Desserts guide, created to celebrate 100 years of Ambrosia.
Restaurant Design Associates is a successful and innovative design and installation company, specialising in all areas of the catering, hospitality and retail industries. RDA prides itself on offering the complete service – its solutions fall into three categories; design and consultancy, equipment procurement and delivery, and installation and project management.
WilcoxBurchmore design and create commercial kitchens and dining areas. They have transformed schools, universities and corporate workplaces, creating unique and appealing environments that make preparing, delivering and eating food a pleasure!
Company directors Cathy Wilcox and Michael Burchmore have worked in the catering industry for many years, and love seeing the difference a cleverly designed space can make to the enjoyment of food. They also take pride in seeing that the catering staff have a smart, clean and efficient environment to work in, or that office workers can switch off for a while in a relaxing space created just for them.
Cathy and Michael are involved in every job from start to finish. Projects start with a detailed brief so everyone is clear on the objectives, and the style of service and atmosphere required. The budget and timings are agreed before a design is developed. You will find Michael or Cathy on site or contactable at any point throughout the project.
Regular site meetings keep the project on track, and you will be involved throughout so that all the elements work together. You will be given advice on the most suitable equipment, and your staff will be fully trained.
The expert installation team will be overseen by one of the directors, and after care is equally important. Any snags or queries after completion are dealt with quickly and efficiently.