57 Hospitality Heroes - Arena partners with Kraft Heinz in new competition

By Berenice, Friday 17 May 2019

We're thrilled to announce that as part of Arena’s new initiative to Engage, Educate and Inspire younger members whilst at the same time encouraging them to enjoy the benefits of networking, we are delighted to be partnering with Kraft Heinz in launching a new competition - 57 Hospitality Heroes.

This new initiative recognises foodservice and hospitality industry professionals under 30 who go above and beyond their job role giving something back to the industry in their spare time.

How to Enter

Individuals working within the foodservice and hospitality industry can nominate others who work in the industry who will be aged under 30 on Tuesday 1 October 2019. Entries are welcome from all types of businesses including food manufacturing, wholesalers, contract caterers, pub, hotel restaurant operators, PR, recruitment and catering equipment. The competition is FREE TO ENTER.

The Judging Process

In a nod to the famous Heinz 57 advertising campaign, judges will announce a shortlist of 57 Hospitality Heroes who will be invited to a drink’s reception at Kraft Heinz offices in The Shard on the evening of Friday 19 July 2019 – immediately after Arena’s Summer event. From these 57, three finalists will be chosen by an independent judging panel and invited to the Arena Autumn event on Monday 30 September 2019, where the winner will be announced.

Why Enter

The winner will be invited to sit on the Arena Board for 12 months and receive tickets to Arena networking events throughout the year. Each finalist’s initiative will also receive a donation on their behalf.

So, if you have someone in your business or someone in the industry you know who has gone ‘the extra mile’ outside of their day to day role we want to hear from you.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Friday 21 June 2019.

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

View the guest list for Arena’s ‘Behind the Scenes at Twickenham’

By Berenice, Friday 3 May 2019

The guest list for next week’s Behind the Scenes at Twickenham event is available to view.Take a look at who will be at Twickenham Stadium for an exclusive tour of the venue – including the hospitality areas, catering facilities and kitchens – and to get an insight from Chris Garside, Managing Director of Compass Group UK & Ireland, and Jonathan Davies, Managing Director of Levy UK, on what it takes to deliver exceptional catering and hospitality at the home of English rugby.

Click here to view the guest list.

Don’t miss the action-packed event

There are still a few tickets left to the unmissable event. If you’re name isn’t on the guest list, it’s not too late. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear from leaders in our industry and entertain customers, reward teams or build new relationships in a unique setting.

The day includes:

  • Global consumer food and drink trends category insight session, presented by Britvic Soft Drinks in The Lock restaurant
  • Exclusive venue tour, including hospitality areas, catering facilities and kitchens, pitch, tunnel, England changing rooms and conference areas
  • Drinks and canapé reception in the East Wing. Connect with industry colleagues or entertain key customers at the unique venue, while enjoying stunning panoramic views of the pitch
  • Sample the exceptional culinary talents of the catering team during the three-course lunch in the East Wing
  • Chris Garside and Jonathan Davies share what it takes to deliver exceptional catering and hospitality at Twickenham
  • Continue the conversation at Twickenham’s very own pub, Union Ale House

Click here for more information and to buy tickets online or contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853 618.

To everyone that has already purchased tickets, thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at Twickenham.