Tom Hewer Catering (THC) and Northamptonshire County Cricket Club (NCCC) have formalised their relationship, with the long-term sponsors of the club taking over the catering facility from 1st October 2017.
As specialist stadia caterers, Tom Hewer Catering will be familiar to many who have visited The County Ground over the last 18 months. This new deal, however, creates an opportunity for THC to provide the full catering solution, for both match days and non-match days.
Ray Payne Chief Executive NCCC, commented:
“Since the extensive refurbishment of the Club’s function rooms in 2014, the Cricket Ground has established itself as the premier event venue in Northampton, this new partnership will further underpin the Club’s reputation and is a great opportunity for both parties. I am delighted to be working with Tom and his team in this way.”
Mike McAuley, Business Development Manager for Tom Hewer Catering, commented;
“Signing this contract is a major step in the right direction for Tom Hewer Catering. We will focus fully on the customer experience, making sure that our offering is second to none with efficient service and being all about the customer. Today the hard work starts, between now and 1 st October we will be supporting the club through this summer’s games, whilst writing the menus and developing the site, to make sure Northamptonshire County Cricket Club becomes the number one venue in Northamptonshire, for conferences and events. Once we complete planned works at the club, we will have the ability to cater for up to 710 covers in one area.”
One of the key attributes to this partnership will be Executive Chef, Lee Scott.
Tom Hewer, Managing Director said, “Lee shares the same passion for food as myself. He has a fantastic background, working at Michaels Nook in the Lake District, a Michelin Star restaurant, Exec Sous Chef at Radisson SAS in Manchester and the 2 Michelin Starred Sea Grill in Brussels. More recently Lee created culinary delights on “The Claridges Of The Sea,” the world’s smallest and most exclusive cruise ship, with only 65 passengers, each spending £10,000 per week.”
The new catering facility will make NCCC one of the largest, venues in Northamptonshire, with over 700 covers catered for. Over the next two months, a new kitchen will be installed, as the team prepare for a busy conference period, before the Christmas Party season commences, at the end of November.
Suzanne Fairey, Commercial Director for NCCC, commented:
“Tom Hewer Catering have proved over the last 18 months that they are the right catering partner for us. They are forward thinking, creative, produce great tasting food and are passionate about customer service.”
If you are looking for a complete catering solution partner, please contact Mike McAuley on 01604 911072 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you wish to know more about hosting your event, conference or meeting at The County Ground, please contact Claire Clarke on 01604 514455 or email email@example.com.
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