Is the industry’s obsession with good cuisine a flash in the pan, or a trend to continue? Briony Key finds out Overhearing conversations in lifts is one way to see how delegates judge conferences and events. One I heard recently went like this: “I’ve got to go to a conference tomorrow.” “Right, does it include lunch? Who’s catering?” Delegates’ expectations have been raised by the exceptional food and service offered in recent years.
HCM Group (Host Catermasters Group) and event caterers CH&Co have merged to form a new major player in the UK catering sector, with a combined turnover approaching £200m. The new business will be called the CH&Co Group, comprising a 4,500-strong team delivering services to 400 operations across the UK and Ireland.