The awards, co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, are an opportunity to celebrate stunning photography by brilliant artists who have created life-changing moments through their work. This also marks the 50th year of the wildlife & nature photography competition. Sir David Attenborough, who awarded the very first grand title winner, C V R Dowdeswell, with his medal in 1965, will be presenting the two grand title awards this year.
The renowned London caterer will provide a champagne and canapé reception in the museum’s Waterhouse Way followed by a seated dinner for 450 guests whilst the awards take place. The menu, designed to reflect the vibrancy of the photography whilst championing the best of British produce will feature, poached dover sole fillet, wilted spinach and vermouth sauce; followed by Kentish lamb cutlet, slow cooked shoulder with a mascarpone parcel and lamb jus. Champagne, cocktails and a pudding station will round off the dinner as guests move into the after-party with music from Carlos Rossi and his Organic Jam. The pudding station will serve an array of miniature classics reinterpreted, including mini bread and butter pudding; pistachio and lemon battenburgs; and gooseberry fool.
Gail Heron, sales director at Moving Venue said, “The Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards is an event we look forward to every year. It is an opportunity to celebrate truly talented photographers and produce food which really echoes their creativity. It is always a wonderful event and we’ve enjoyed designing a night befitting of such a big celebration.”
Moving Venue is set to cater three major awards ceremonies this month including Man Booker and the Mercury Music Prise and is fast becoming synonymous with prestigious award catering.