London venue ExCeL and Levy UK + I – the sports and hospitality arm of Compass Group, have formed a partnership with street food specialist KERB to offer world foods at events.
KERB and Levy UK + I, along with ExCeL, have been working together to match the traders to all of the different communities known to visit the top business venue, creating authentic food and drink. A broader choice of hospitality packages will be available to organisers catering for their guests. These packages will draw on the retail offer, creating diverse menus to suit all budgets.
The partners stated that as live events such as International Drink Expo and The Meetings Show return, visitors, exhibitors and organisers will be able to enjoy “eclectic and exciting street food offer during their event”.
KERB is also introducing a new food and beverage offering in ExCeL’s central boulevard as well as inside and outside its conference spaces.
Beverages will be supplied by several independent London’ firms, with beer by Gipsy Hill, spirits by East London Liquor Co., sodas from Square Root, and coffee by Redemption Roasters.
Jon Davies, managing director of Levy UK, said: “Levy’s partnership with KERB has brought a completely fresh feel to the boulevard at ExCeL London. We have been able to work together to ensure that food is fun at the venue while taking away the corporate edge in a sophisticated way. The partnership is a great example of all three parties committed to delivering an exceptional experience for guests that follows sustainable and professional best practice.”
Simon Mills, ExCeL London’s executive director, said: “Our partnership with London’s most recognised street food brand KERB, alongside our catering and hospitality venue partner Levy UK+1 will cement a step change in enhancing the experience of everyone visiting ExCeL… A dynamic and contemporary food offer delivered by specialist food entrepreneurs, all of whom are passionate about customer service and the ingredients and recipes they use, is the best way to celebrate the return to face to face events.”
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