Centerplate wins 10 year Olympic Copper Box contract

02 January 2014 by
Centerplate wins 10 year Olympic Copper Box contract

Centerplate has won a 10-year contract to manage all catering at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

The caterer, which acquired the Lindley Group last year, has been managing catering at the 7,500 seat arena since July. It has now been handed the long-term deal by GLL and London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

At the site Centerplate will run the 40-cover Copper Box Café and for events will install mobile catering units, pop-up bars and restaurants. All of its sites will adhere to the LLDC's Food Legacy Pledge.

GLL procurement manager Robert Jamieson said: "There are very specific requirements to serve healthier food, and to buy and promote British and seasonal food, Farm Assured produce, free-range eggs, Fairtrade certified products, demonstrably sustainable fish and a growing proportion of food produced to verifiably higher standards of animal welfare and environmental protection. Having a food waste reduction strategy and promoting good food training, covering health and sustainability, for all relevant staff are also essential pre-requisites.

Adam Elliott, president of Centerplate's UK division, added: "It really is a tremendous privilege to be part of the lasting legacy of the 2012 London Olympics. We will meet the varied visitor demand through attention to detail and the creation of a food and beverage offer that is synonymous with the GLL's strategic objective; to make community services and spaces better for everyone."

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