BEST CATERING AT A LONDON VENUE
CH&CO at RCP London Events
Under a few guises, the CH&CO team on-site at RCP London Events (Royal College of Physicians) have been the bedrock of consistency and champions of service excellence within the venue since 1995. Originally under Fare of London, then Harbour & Jones, the team are now cemented as one of CH&CO’s top-performing venues within their portfolio under ‘Venues by CH&CO’.
RCP London Events is housed within the Royal College of Physicians’ fifth home since 1965, an iconic Grade 1 listed modern building overlooking Regent’s Park. The venue boasts highly versatile facilities, including tiered auditoriums, conference, meeting, exhibition and dining spaces as well as a museum and a medicinal garden ideal for summer entertainment.
The versatility and uniqueness of the event spaces have allowed the team at CH&CO working alongside RCP London Events to create a bespoke catering offer that is respectful of both companies’ long-term commitment to sustainability and clients’ requests for innovative DDRs and fun, unique packages for summer.
One Great George Street
One Great George Street has earnt itself an excellent reputation and a high level of repeat custom for its consistent high quality and efficient catering service. How is this possible? Its valued team, its unique structure and its embedded values. Whether an event organiser decides to choose from the venue’s extensive and first class catering menu or opt to go off-piste with a bespoke, themed menu, they can be sure all palates will be pleased!
QEII Taste, by Levy UK (part of Compass Group UK & Ireland) has been the in-house caterer at The QEII Centre since the venue opened in central London in 1986. The partnership has continued to strengthen over the decades and QEII Taste has remained true to its core principles of quality, innovation and service to continue to exceed client expectations for every event – whether it’s an intimate awards dinner for 200 people or a two-day conference for 2,000 delegates.
The QEII Taste team works closely with all other departments, with a ‘one team’ approach, to win, impress and retain clients. The team has innovated with exciting new menus that break the mould of ‘conference catering’ and leading the drive to become a more sustainable venue which the rest of the QEII Centre has followed.
Searcys at the Gherkin
A high level of systematic organisation, team work, tenacity and agility are key when it comes to operating across the top three floors, as the Gherkin is a hugely versatile event space. Since reopening in June 2021, Searcys at the Gherkin has hosted over 560 events for 19,100 guests. On top of that, the restaurant and bar have also welcomed 43,000+ diners since reopening in summer 2021. Depending on the day, The Gherkin can be operating five different menus across the PDRs simultaneously, or a different menu again for an exclusive hire (depending on the client’s needs), as well as preparing different seasonal menus and for special occasions – Valentine’s Dinners, New Year’s Eve, and more.
2022 marks the first summer on the terrace at Skylight Peckham, the new South London venue famous for beautiful cocktails, great live music, fantastic food, all with a truly breathtaking vista of the iconic London Skylight. Atop of the Mountview Academy, the venue offers sights of Big Ben and the London Eye right across St Paul and the City to Canary Wharf and The o2. Skylight Peckham is the perfect, buzzy spot for whiling away long summer days and balmy nights, boasting the best views of London alongside great food, killer cocktails, local DJs and live music.
The food at Skylight is focused on small plates and generous platters designed to be shared as fine feasts with friends, or as a relaxed accompaniment to drinks. The kitchen team’s cooking style is innovative and non-pretentious, focusing on fresh seasonal British produce, exploring modern variations of world cuisine. Honouring the team’s diverse cultural backgrounds, the menu reflects a marrying of flavours from Asia.
The venue works closely with the local community, supporting and booking local artists and collaborating with local entertainment partners. They launched a Drag Brunch run by a student of the Mountview Academy below, and launched a Dame Judi Dench cocktail in partnership with the notable alum, raising money for those who may need financial support throughout their study. The team were also approached by the famed Taste of London festival and ran a successful preview event on the rooftop to press and influencers ahead of the festival’s opening this summer.
The Ritz London
It is without question that the venue alone is an incredible setting for an event, but to be considered one of the best venues, a team must communicate, listen, work together and deliver. Our team, from our newest placement student, apprentices and kitchen porters, to our executive chef and head of events, understand and work toward delivering the vision; for our guests to experience the exceptional; to deliver the best food and beverage with the best possible service in a truly exceptional venue.
Twickenham Stadium is leading the industry in its ambition to be recognised as both one of the finest places to eat for both match day and non-match day events and hospitality, and for being one of the most sustainable venues in the UK.
Including innovations from Circular Kitchens, Vegan Chefs, Plant based Menus and even a disintegrating cup, the stadium has found a way of making every ingredient count, by getting the most flavour out with the least waste.
Also featuring an educational programme that puts the power in the hands of delegates, and encourages event organisers that they can serve great food with a clear conscience.