Iconic London sporting venue Stamford Bridge has scooped the award for Chef Team of the Year at the 2015 Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards in recognition of the venue’s commitment to delivering culinary excellence across its 80+ event spaces within the 11.5 acre Fulham Road site.
David Timms, Senior Business Development Manager at Stamford Bridge and Vice Chairman at Stadium Experience was presented with the award following a competitive live kitchen event with the Stamford Bridge chef team, led by Executive Chef Chris Garrett, were judged by a group of professional chefs for their skill in producing a VIP three-course meal.
Catering at Stamford Bridge is provided by official catering partner, Levy Restaurants UK, which deliver hospitality and venue catering on match days and non-match days across Stamford Bridge’s collection of meetings, exhibitions, conferences and events spaces including the 1,400sqm Great Hall, pitch-view Millennium Suites, music venue Under The Bridge and onsite restaurants, bars and hotels.
The annual awards – now in its 11th year – is organised by Stadium Experience, recognising the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at football and rugby stadiums across the UK.
Simon Hunter, Head of Venue & Brand at Stamford Bridge commented:
We are delighted to have won this award with our partner Levy Restaurants UK, underlining our commitment to delivering an exceptional hospitality experience to all our delegates and visitors to Stamford Bridge. Food is such an intrinsic part of the overall Stamford Bridge guest experience and to have our expertise and culinary flair endorsed in this way is fantastic recognition of the hard work of the entire chef and operations team.
Anna Fenten, Head of Marketing at Levy Restaurants UK, added:
Stamford Bridge is an extensive London venue with a variety of function spaces that allow us to showcase the skill of our talented chefs to an estimated 1.1 million guests a year and at more than 1000 private and corporate events. We work hand in hand with our Stamford Bridge venue partner to devise and deliver menus that are seasonal, healthy, flexible and on-trend to ensure we provide guests with a memorable dining experience and are thrilled to have been recognised with this prestigious award.
The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2015 were held on 4th June at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.