Attracting over 80,000 visitors to each site for events staged in July and August respectively, Horseradish Catering has been appointed to deliver all show hospitality for sponsors and VIP guests in attendance in 2016.
Over the 5-day event (staged from 20 – 24 July) in the picturesque grounds of Tatton Park, Horseradish Catering has been chosen by tender to deliver bespoke menus and offerings for sponsors and hospitality guests, as well as catering for 200 covers per day in the on-site restaurant where guests will enjoy tastes from the best of the region, including slow braised Vale of Clwyd beef and Goosnargh chicken, as well as afternoon tea.
The following month, Horseradish will deliver all on-site catering for Southport Flower Show including; public, corporate, member and exhibitor catering across the Victoria Park site. A key social event in the classic seaside town, the Southport Flower Show not only attracts day visitors but has an active evening entertainment programme that features a Gala Dinner on the eve of the show opening, as well as a Jazz night. During the daytime, Horseradish will also cater for a Civic Lunch and Ladies’ Lunch as well as operate an on-site public restaurant.
Priding itself on working with local suppliers and using staff recruited and trained from the North West of England, Angus Wilson, Head of Catering for Horseradish said: ‘We are delighted to add The Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show Tatton Park and Southport Flower Show to our ever-growing list of contract wins. Not only are we able to offer first-class catering and service to clients but our appeal also lies in the opportunity to tie up and promote client events to the 220,000 Chester Race Company customers within a season.
David Edwards, Head of Show Operations at the Royal Horticultural Society said: ‘Out of a vigorous tender process, Horseradish clearly stood out for their ability to deliver 1,600 covers to our diverse range of stakeholders who expect first class food and service for an RHS event. We were also impressed by Horseradish’s ability to provide a range of different dishes on any one day and feel confident they will deliver an exceptional experience for visitors.’
Ray Roukin, General Manager for Southport Flower Show said: ‘Not only does our event attract a lot of interest locally, it also attract visitors from far and wide so the show is a great platform to demonstrate some of the North West’s best hospitality. Horseradish were able to meet all of our long list of requirements within our brief, catering for not only the 1,000 hospitality guests but the tens of thousands of visitors who attend over the four-day event.’