New catering contracts secured for RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

The Fine Food Company and Creativevents have partnered together to win a five-year catering contract with RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

The deal, which is worth at least £4 million, will see the partnership continue from July 2014. This is a big coup for both companies, considering that the contract with the Flower Show initially began back in 2011 and they faced stiff competition within the industry for this new lease.

Both businesses will now work together to operate three main food areas, including a new street food-themed zone, as well as a range of pop-up stalls, such as Wine & Pimms Bars, Artisan Coffee Bars and The Champagne & Seafood Bar. In total, 150,000 visitors are expected at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show every year.

Rob Tame, managing director of The Fine Food Company, said: “Our expertise at cooking to order while coping with high volumes but with premium concepts comes from our wide ranging experience with a variety of audiences and attractions. We work very hard to deliver a unique event experience for our clients and customers and both companies are committed to animal welfare, sustainability and sourcing good local ingredients.”

Individuals interested in hospitality jobs are being encouraged to keep an eye out for potential vacancies that will be available from next spring.

Caroline Hills, head of shows operations at the Flower Show, added that both businesses have clearly shown that they properly understand the visitors who attend the show, and the organisation is very excited to be working with them again "to build on the success of the past three years".

The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in south-west London is the largest flower show in the world.

Berkeley Scott is a specialist recruitment agency in the catering industry.