The taste of success for Peterborough venue’s catering partner
The taste of success for Peterborough venue’s catering partner

 AMADEUS Food – catering partners of the East of England Arena and Events Centre – has scooped a top industry award following a record-breaking year for the company.

Amadeus celebrated double success at the coveted SLC Awards 2017 held at BAFTA in London earlier this week.

The awards celebrate sports and leisure caterers taking food and beverage to new heights in this fast-paced and inventive industry.

The Amadeus team was awarded the SLC Caterer of the Year title, delivering an impressive year of growth which saw it secure a record amount of new contracts totalling over £30m.

New clients for the company include the East of England Arena and Events Centre in a deal worth £4.4 million earlier this year.

Under the three-year contact, Amadeus will provide all hospitality catering at the venue, including weddings, banquets and corporate events across the venue’s newly refurbished conference centre, arena and exhibition centre.

Richard Tate, EEAEC chairman, said: “Following the extensive investment in our buildings and infrastructure earlier this year, we also wanted to invest strongly in the services that help create an outstanding experience for exhibitors and visitors alike.

“Hospitality and catering play a vital role in shaping positive customer perceptions. Amadeus has proven itself able to deliver not only the capacity and capability required for a venue of our size, but also exceptional dedication to quality and customer service”

Neil Ashton, Executive Chef for Amadeus at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) also took home the Chef of the Year Award.

Kevin Watson, Managing Director at Amadeus, said: “Winning these prestigious awards further cements Amadeus’ reputation as a leader in the catering sector. At Amadeus, we are constantly changing and improving, driving food innovation and creativity across our diverse portfolio of venues and events. Last year, Amadeus experienced its most successful year to date financially, and we also took on a record amount of new contracts as the business continues to grow at pace.”

With 40-years of experience in the live events industry, and as the catering arm for the NEC Group, Amadeus has collected an impressive array of prestigious awards, with over 650 awards under its belt to date.


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Members of the award-winning Amedeus team. The company is the catering partner of the East of England Arena and Events Centre


Note to editors

East of England Arena and Event Centre is a premier multi-purpose venue in East of England, hosting indoor shows, outdoor shows, conferences, trade exhibitions, concerts, corporate events.


For further press information please contact Cetti Long at Media Matters on 01733 371363 or email or the East of England Arena and Events Centre team on (01733) 363500 or email