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Searcys appointed as new catering partner for IET London: Savoy Place

Searcys has been appointed the new catering partner for IET London: Savoy Place, providing catering and service across the venue for internal and external events in a five-year agreement with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Located by the River Thames, the Savoy Place, home to the IET, a professional organisation for engineers, offers AV facilities and 180-degree views of the London skyline. Set across four floors, the conference and events space comprises of 16 rooms, including a roof terrace, two lecture theatres, and a library.

Led by head chef Stuart Fay, who has over 30 years of industry experience working at events and venues, the menus will showcase seasonal produce from the British Isles with catering options running from breakfast packages, buffets and touch-free lunch boxes for meetings and conferences, through to canapé receptions and fine dining. Searcys will also introduce wine and champagne lists.

The partnership will see Searcys cater for events at Savoy Place, alongside introducing new menus for the onsite members café. Searcys will also bring additional experiences to members and event organisers, including wine tastings and masterclasses.

Paul Jackson, managing director, Searcys, said: “It is an incredibly exciting time for Searcys, and we are thrilled to be welcoming IET London: Savoy Place into our portfolio. Located in the heart of London, it is an incredible venue with a range of spaces, and we look forward to working with the team to develop the event side of the business, alongside delivering expert catering for which Searcys is renowned for. This is a pivotal moment for the return of events post-lockdown and launching our services to coincide with this is a great responsibility and very exciting, especially as we look ahead to a busy festive season.”

Sean Spencer, head of IET Venues, commented: “We are thrilled to be working together with Searcys to deliver an innovative catering offering for guests at our London venue. Their sustainable credentials, alongside the quality and creativity of their menus, was a deciding factor for us and the company ethos is very much in line with our own commitment to exceptional service, quality, and an increasingly analytical approach to sustainability initiatives. Catering is an integral contributor to the success of events, and we’re excited for guests to experience this at Savoy Place.”