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New Year Reflections


2020 was an extremely difficult year for those companies in the hospitality industry.  Over a week we saw the cancellation of approximately 150 events; as the first weeks of the pandemic took hold it was very clear that in order for our company to survive we'd need to make some incredibly important decisions to secure its future.

Our Directors and team rallied and we are delighted, that in such dark months, we have managed to secure the future of Food Show Events by the following means:

READY MADE CHRISTMAS is everthing needed for Christmas Lunch; and a few treats too!  With limited numbers available it was everything you needed for the ultimate Christmas Day banquet from ready to roast Gressingham turkey, cranberry & port sauce, festive jus, Christmas pudding and so much more.  All delivered with easy to follow instructions and ready to roast.

SIGNATURE HAMPERS Our finest signature hampers were designed to offer a luxurious mixture of both our traditional Christmas recipes and some more contemporary sweet and savoury treats.  All of our hampers came beautifully hand-wrapped and presented with both personal and festive decorative touches to ensure that they delivered a truly special experience to those receiving them.  We received over 700 orders for our signature and bespoke hampers for Christmas.

We also developed a range of summer hampers, for clients to send to those missing summer celebration events such as Wimbledon etc.  We were delighted to deliver over 500 hampers during the summer months; so over 1,200 hampers were sent far and wide from Cardiff to Lanzarote!

BESPOKE HAMPERS Our bespoke premium hamper range was designed and tailored to meet your personal needs to offer a unique, luxurious festive gift.  From a flawless delivery with our uniformed bell boys, it set the tone of just how special the hamper was.

'AT HOME' CANAPES offered you and your guests the opportunity to experience our beautifully crafted canapés from the comfort of home making then the perfect accompaniment to any virtual celebration.

'AT HOME' FINE DINING Initially developed for a campaign with SKY TV our 'At Home' fine dining is one of the most luxurious hamper deliveries.  From monogrammed wicker hampers, fine bone china crockery, crystal cut glasses, silver cutlery, paired wines and inspired three course 'finish at home' menus.   The experiences start with signature canapés and finish with delicious petit four treats.

PICNIC HAMPERS We developed a range of picnic hampers/boxes which enabled clients to celebrate summer occasions with a Food Show picnic.  Delivered for 'would be wedding days', virtual birthdays and corporate thank yous, our picnic boxes were filled with delicious treats from the Food Show kitchen.

PLATEAWAY We teamed up with the fabulous Plateaway to bring you the 'TPB' our Tiger Prawn Burger Kit with Asian slaw, lime & sriracha mayo and triple cooked chips.  Available via mail order at Plateaway; our first order was for 30 items, so we quickly learnt and over came the pitfalls of outsourced deliveries.

CHISWICK HOUSE AND GARDENS Just prior to the announcement of lockdown we had just been confirmed as sole event catering partner to Chiswick House and Gardens Trust; to deliver private events, corporate events and weddings.  During the last few months we have worked extensively with Chiswick to manage existing bookings, drive sales for permitted events and re-forecast budgets.  We also assisted with the developement of virtual tours of the venue for wedding couples.

MILLIES COOKIES donated 100,000 freshly baked milk chocolate cookies to NHS workers thanks to a partnership between SSP UK, Delice de France, Electrolux and ourselves.  Our kitchen baked and delivered over 25,000 cookies.  We are so proud of our chefs and porters supporting our Partner & Chef Director, Max Uyanik, in our kitchen adapting how we worked in order to support Millies Cookies in their initiative.

NHS DONATIONS We donated over 500 masks, gloves and alcohol gel to frontline NHS workers and nurses at King's College Hospital.

CHARITY DONATIONS With help from our valued clients and friends of Food Show we donated over £900 each, to the following charities, helping the most vulnerable in society including NHS workers at King's Hospital, isolated and vulnerable residents in Vauxhall and The Red Cross National Coronvirus Appeal.

WEDDINGS As lockdown restrictions were eased across England we were delighted to be able to confirm and deliver 5 socially distanced weddings.

We have confirmed and rescheduled dates across some of London's most prestigious venues for our bride and grooms to be.  As restrictions and guidelines have frequently changed, each announcement brings its own set of challenges for clients and venues.

Thank you to all those who have supported Food Show Events during this unpresidented year.  We can't wait to see you all soon and deliver some spectacular events and celebrations for you.  Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any future events.


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