Freemans Event Partners Hits Lord’s For Six To Win Accredited Workforce Culinary Contract
Freemans Event Partners (FEP), the multi-service event solutions provider, is expanding its existing partnership with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), owners of Lord’s Cricket Ground, to provide accredited workforce culinary services to all employees on matchdays.
FEP has signed a multi-year contract with MCC, that will see it providing more than 2,000 meals on matchdays throughout the cricket season.
An addition to the existing partnership for which FEP delivers food and beverage to more than 250,000 spectators every year, the new accredited workforce culinary contract will cover the preparation and delivery of a range of hot dining meal options such as lemon & thyme chicken, chilli con carne, vegetarian Thai green curry and many more to the iconic cricket ground’s workforce at more than 12 matches this season.
The new contract will be in place for all fixtures at the ground, including all London Spirit home matches and the finals day of The Hundred, as well as England’s ODI against New Zealand in September. A team of FEP chefs will freshly prepare and cook up to three meals a day for employees, providing a different menu each matchday, that caters to all allergies and preferences.
The agreement with Lord’s is part of FEP’s culinary division expansion across accredited workforce dining with a range of event clients, including Twickenham Stadium, the upcoming Major League Baseball London Series at the London Stadium and the Burghley Horse Trials.
Mark Bodley, Head of Catering at Freemans Event Partners, said: “We’re delighted to be developing our existing relationship with MCC beyond our current spectator offer. We’re keen to expand our offering across the entire matchday experience to include the teams behind the scenes, and we’re incredibly proud to be working with such an iconic venue at Lord’s Cricket Ground. The bespoke menu has been specially crafted by our team of chefs who will oversee its deployment throughout the season.”
James De Groot, Chief F&B Officer at MCC, said: “We’ve been very impressed with the quality and range of food and drink provided by Freemans Event Partners to spectators in recent years and wanted to replicate this for staff. We’re very pleased to expand our partnership so that our workforce will also benefit from their top-class food provision on busy major match days.
About Freemans Event Partners
Freemans Event Partners is a multi-service event partner, enabling the UK and Europe’s most prestigious venues and stadia to deliver outstanding fan and spectator experiences. The business reaches more than 15 million people, across more than 400 events each year.
Clients include Silverstone Circuit, Twickenham Stadium, Lord’s Cricket Ground, Wembley Stadium, the European Tour, the Cheltenham Races and the Badminton Horse Trials; and the business operates at events as diverse as the Formula One and Moto GP British Grand Prix, the Six Nations, the Grand National, the Ryder Cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Ashes, Major League Baseball, NFL and, the FA Cup.
Services include bespoke food and beverage solutions, end-to-end payment technology, end-to-end logistics, full procurement chain, facilitation of global brand partnerships, and providing practical workforce solutions. Freemans Event Partners also works with leading brands, such as Moët & Chandon, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Mastercard to deliver high-impact consumer brand activations.
Established in 1975, the family-owned company has grown from a single fish and chips outlet at Silverstone to an operation that can provide a bespoke offer to large events, venues, and experiences, anywhere in the UK and Europe.
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