Garners scores stadium hattrick

The summer of 2018 has seen Garners Food Service Equipment take on three different stadium kitchen design projects, spanning from the Chairman’s Suite refurbishment at Wolverhampton Wanderers to brand new catering facilities in Trent Bridge’s Radcliffe Road development.

Our latest handover (Pride Park, home to Derby County Football Club) has been a client of ours for over 20 years and is one to have used our full range of competencies. Having installed the initial kitchens during Pride Park stadium’s construction, we’ve since gone on to provide a range of facilities, including comprehensive catering kitchens to the club’s boardroom and hospitality suites, as well as fast food kiosks in the stadium concourse.

Specialist Account Manager Neil Garlick has worked on all DCFC projects in recent years and has developed the strong professional partnership between our two organisations.

“Being a hospitality suite kitchen, our most recent install needed to have the best of both worlds: producing a varied, high-quality menu at banqueting levels of service. With the end goal of expanding the club’s offering to its guests, we worked closely with the operations teams to make sure the correct equipment was supplied and that all opportunities to maximise revenue had been captured, through both matchday and conference catering.

“Having worked extensively with this client over the years, we really appreciate their return business and hope to carry on this relationship in the future!”

This summer has seen us celebrate other ongoing relationships as well, in the shape of a fine dining facility catering to the Chairman’s Suite at Wolves’ Molineux Stadium.

As part of strategic changes implemented by the club over the years, our stadium kitchen design services have been chosen time and time again to provide a number facilities that go beyond the half time pie and pints offering. Working on refurbishments in the stadium’s concourse and hospitality areas, new-build spaces during the construction of the Stan Cullis Stand and even athlete catering in the club’s training and academy facilities, we’ve proven to be an integral part in the success of Wolves’ operational expansions.

Tim Fisher, MD to Garners and serving as both Account and Project Manager to Wolves contracts, has worked across the whole of Molineux Stadium and has gained an in-depth understanding of their requirements over the 10-year relationship.

“With stadiums looking to offer all guests a well-rounded, high-quality package, it’s with great pride that we’ve been able to contribute to the Wolves’ campaign. Repeat business is a key part of the Garners business model and it’s with this in mind we place client retention so highly. Delivering the client’s specification is easy – it’s going one step further and making recommendations, contributing ideas and ultimately maximising the potential of the project that gets the bonus point.”

The hat trick in GFSE’s stadium kitchen design campaign comes in the long-awaited completion of Trent Bridge’s multi-million pound redevelopment of their Radcliffe Road Stand.

The project has spanned over two years, and involved the construction of two new floors, which had to accommodate for new broadcasting suites, a hospitality space and a corporate dining facility. The sixth-floor facility was achieved on time and on schedule all thanks to the dedicated work of our projects team and the collaborative efforts between ourselves and our longstanding clients Bowmer & Kirkland Building Services and Trent Bridge. The project is yet to be unveiled – keep an eye on our Case Studies page for the big reveal over the coming months.

We’ve previously delivered kitchen, bar and servery concepts for the Leicester Tigers, Saracens and MK Dons, and look forward to continuing our specialism into the stadium catering sector.

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