Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events picks up sweep of nominations at Awards

Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, Hampden Park
Event specialists Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events have been recognised across the board having picked up 10 nominations in this year’s Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2017. Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium, Aberdeen Football Club and Dundee United Football Club, have all been shortlisted for accolades after impressing judges with their outstanding matchday hospitality.

Hampden Park Stadium has been named as a finalist in five categories, including for Chef Team of the Year, which was judged at the live kitchen event at Hotelympia in Birmingham, and in new category: Shining Star Award, with Paul McGarry, Retail Concourse Manager, nominated thanks to his outstanding approach and excellent leadership skills.  

Both Aberdeen FC and Dundee United received nominations in the Matchday Hospitality and Overall Matchday Hospitality categories, while Aberdeen was also named a finalist in the Non Matchday Mystery Shopper Award.  

The prestigious event aims to recognise the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every football and rugby stadium across the UK.

David Trotter, Account Director, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, said:  “It’s fantastic to receive such a raft of nominations and provides solid recognition of our exceptional track record of delivering top customer service, first-class food and outstanding events expertise.

“It is especially satisfying to see individual teams and staff members shortlisted for their hard work. Our staff are at the heart of our business and their passion and commitment never fails to impress.”  

The awards, sponsored by Carlsberg, will take place at Anfield, home to Liverpool Football Club on Thursday 1st June 2017. Around 400 guests will experience a four-course fine dining menu and awards ceremony.  

Stadium Experience Chair Person, Collette Salmon, from Liverpool Football Club, commented: “Stadia teams work tirelessly, striving to bring excellence in their venues for both matchday hospitality and non-matchday events. These awards aim to recognise and celebrate all of this hard work and commitment. Congratulations and best of luck to all of this year’s award nominees – We look forward to announcing the results here at Anfield on 1st June 2017!”