The worthy finalists of the newly launched Event Caterers Team Challenge (ECats) at The Restaurant Show 2012 have been revealed.
Showcasing the best private caterers operating across the UK, and testing them in the delivery of corporate and private events, weddings and outdoor catering, ECats, in partnership with the Craft Guild of Chefs, is set to have the Competition Theatre buzzing with expectation on 8 October 2012 at Earls Court 2.
This year’s finalists include teams of 4 – 5 people from:
· Richmond Caterers
· Fish Face Event Catering
· Sodexo Prestige
· Purple Grape Catering
The competition brief:
The catering company has been approached by a partner in a London city law firm who wants to organise a surprise birthday party for his partner in business who will be 50 years young on 31st October. As this is Halloween he has decided that it is to be themed as a black tie masked Halloween ball, with 120 of their close friends and business colleagues invited. The client requires the following, a champagne reception with canapés [2 hot 2 cold], followed by a 3 course meal plus wine, coffee and Petit Fours. A request has been made for themed tables in keeping with the event.
The client has arranged for the event to be held at a local stately house, which has no restriction on which caterers can utilize the facility. Entertainment after the meal has also been arranged by the client. A budget of approximately £250 per person for the event caterer’s costs has been allocated.
Craft Guild, vice president, Steve Munkley explained: “ECats has been created to celebrate the wonderful talents of event caterers. Chefs in this sector can all too often be overlooked as they don’t have a restaurant or hotel to showcase their talents. The chefs have all been set a brief based on a real outside catering event making the competition the perfect platform for them to show those across the industry just what they can really do.”
ECats is sponsored by AB World Foods (Tabasco) and Woods Foodservice.
For more information or to register for The Restaurant Show visit www.therestaurantshow.co.uk/register or follow @restaurantshow on Twitter.
This is a trade event and under 18s will not be admitted
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