MCFC announce new catering partner
- Thu 10 Jan 2013, 9:15AM
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Manchester City Football Club is delighted to announce ‘Fabulous Fan Fare’ as the new catering partner at the Etihad Stadium.
The newly-formed company is a joint venture between Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts and Legends Hospitality and will be partnered with the Club for next five years.
The agreement, beginning in August 2013, will cover all hospitality and catering services including all public concessions, hospitality areas and the City Square fan zone as well as non-match event catering.
“It is our ambition to create a world class customer experience for everybody who visits the Etihad Stadium. We are looking forward to working with these two leading brands as we continue to develop our stadium to achieve this aim," said Tom Glick, Chief Commercial and Operating Officer for MCFC.
Nigel Harris, MD of Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts continued: “Fabulous Feasts has proven over the last couple of years that we can deliver world class food on a grand scale."
“Our passion for providing tasty food to the public is second to none and so we’re enormously excited to be working with Manchester City and Legends to offer what we believe will be the best stadium catering in the Premier League.
“We’ve been in discussions with the club for many months and we now have a dedicated team in place to ensure that the hospitality at the Etihad Stadium is truly something special.”
“This is obviously an exciting and important partnership for us,” said Dave Checketts, Chairman and CEO, Legends.
“We have long sought out to expand our footprint internationally and think Manchester City and Etihad Stadium are the perfect start and fit quite well with our stable of iconic venues.
"Our experience providing exceptional food and beverage to millions of fans and passion for delivering premium customer service at these venues combined with Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts' credibility, brand recognition and market knowledge provides an offering that we feel Manchester City supporters will truly enjoy.”
Legends, whose headquarters are in New York, come to the United Kingdom with an irrefutable pedigree that has built its reputation as an award-winning food and beverage provider with a passion for customer service while performing on two of the largest stages in the sports industry - iconic (Dallas) Cowboys and (New York) Yankee Stadiums.
Manchester City would like to thank Lindley Venue Catering for their valued contribution in delivering a first class service to our corporate clients and serving our supporters week in and week out at the Etihad Stadium during their 10 year tenure. The Club furthermore would like to wish Lindley well with their future endeavours.