The award-winning catering within the University of Warwick’s conference, meeting and events business is graduating off campus.
Warwick Food & Drink, part of Warwick Conferences at the University, has been catering on every scale for over 20 years on site with a reputation for exceptional food and service – and is now opening up its menus for functions throughout Coventry and Warwickshire.
Senior managers at Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce were treated to a surprise business lunch at their headquarters as part of Warwick Food & Drink being launched into the local area for corporate, as well as private and family events.
Clive Singleton, commercial general manager at Warwick Conferences, said: “We are delighted to be taking Warwick Food & Drink off campus to serve event needs throughout Coventry and Warwickshire, whether corporate, private or family, and simple or complex.
“Warwick Food & Drink is an experienced and trusted team for catering on campus for University events and for organisations using the venues at Warwick Conferences for conferences, meetings and events.
“The team is excited to now be able to deliver its reputation for fantastic food and first-class service to events taking place in the local area, and it was great to give staff at the Chamber of Commerce a taster of what they can do for business lunches.
“Whatever the size, budget or theme, our talented chefs can create menus to impress using the best, locally-sourced ingredients, and our experienced team can advise on any aspect of the event as well as providing the service to make it a memorable occasion.
“That could range from a business lunch for five or a corporate event for 1,000, to a family celebration or party, such as a christening, wedding, or barbecue.”
The business lunch served at the Chamber included a tapas platter, Greek style salad, chargrilled chicken Caesar salad and a BBQ Mexican bean salad, followed by a luxury fruit platter.
Louise Wall, group commercial director at Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “What a treat we have had. We already use Warwick Conferences for our catering for our VIP member events at the University and the feedback is always absolutely outstanding so to now have a mobile service as well is great news for us and great news for the area.
“I am sure it will take off and they will get regular bookings because the quality is absolutely amazing.”
A wide selection of sample menus has been created for breakfast and snacks, buffets, canapés, banqueting, afternoon tea, outdoor eating, and drinks receptions. Bespoke menus can be tailored for specific events.
Warwick Conferences has Soil Association accreditation for sourcing local ingredients wherever possible, and its commitment to sustainability extends to using a range of compostable tableware as well as other sustainable products for deliveries by Warwick Food & Drink.
Clive said: “All our revenue is invested back into the University which makes us very different to other external caterers. We’re helping to support University developments now and in the future.
“We believe there is huge scope for Warwick Food & Drink off campus and don’t believe there is anyone able to offer the same variety.
“We can give that extra value and attention to detail, and are flexible and experienced enough to cope with any event in terms of the food and drink, and service delivery.”
For more information, visit www.warwick.ac.uk/services/foodanddrink