Contract caterer Amadeus has secured a seven-year, £12m catering contract with Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.
The contract will see Amadeus run all retail catering at exhibitions, conference and banqueting at the 20,000 sq m exhibition and conference venue, as well as hospitality at live events.
Amadeus – which won the Health and Nutrition Catey and the Foodservice Catey for Retail and Leisure Caterer of the Year last year – is set to introduce new street food concepts, retail concepts and technology at the site, as well as a nutritionally balanced conference and banqueting menus and a bespoke online menu selector.
Farnborough International delivers aerospace events including the Farnborough International Airshow, with Amadeus set to cater the next biennial event in 2020.
Kevin Watson, managing director of Amadeus, said: “As a caterer we share Farnborough International’s pioneering spirit and we look forward to working in close partnership with the team, improving the food offering and delivering innovative catering that compliments the industry-leading venue.”
Gareth Rogers, chief executive of Farnborough International, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Amadeus; few other organisations can compete with their experience and understanding of complex industry requirements.
“We know they will deliver our clients imaginative catering options that offer great quality and value, making a vital contribution to successful events at the Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre.”