Stoneleigh Park catering boosted by new managerial appointment
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- Created on Friday, 20 April 2012 13:44
Stoneleigh Park catering boosted by new managerial appointmentMajor events and conference venue Stoneleigh Park has strengthened its successful catering team with a newly appointed Catering Manager.
Sue Hargreaves will head up the team which delivers a quality catering service for up to 25,000 delegates and visitors across all events at the 800-acre site in Warwickshire. Stoneleigh Park hosts conferences for some of the UK’s biggest blue chip companies as well as popular consumer events such as Your Horse Live and Race Retro
Sue will work with suppliers, chefs, and front of house staff to oversee all of the park’s bespoke catering service, including the successful Oak Tree Café, a permanent catering facility for visitors and those working on the park and Strollers Restaurant which provides a relaxed dining space for event and conference attendees.
Sue’s catering experience ranges from managing three independent cafes and a brassiere in Royal Leamington Spa to overseeing all match day and non-match day catering for Lindley Catering, the contract caterers based at Leicester Tigers Rugby Club. Sue has also been in charge of catering at three TUC and two Labour party conferences whilst working at Brighton Centre as General Manager of Kudos Hospitality.
Sue said: “With Stoneleigh Park staging some of the UK’s biggest conferences, exhibitions and events, I’m really looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that I’ll experience here. There is a fantastic team working on the site already, and my aim is for us to continue to consistently serve food of the highest quality. I want visitors and delegates to leave the site talking about the great food that was served or the waiting staff who went out of their way to ensure the dining experience was perfect.
“As part of my plan here at Stoneleigh Park, I want to implement new management and logistics systems and introduce a standard operating procedure as I believe that the key to success is detailed planning and communication with the rest of the team to ensure consistency.”
Ian Pegler, Chief Executive Officer of Stoneleigh Park said: “Sue was an obvious choice for us because she is so passionate about what she does, and has a wealth of talent. With her previous experience I am confident she will play a key role in maintaining the high standard of catering that thousands of customers and delegates have come to expect from Stoneleigh Park.”