Compass Group Ireland wins Best Event Caterer for the second year in a row at the 2013 Event Industry Awards.
Compass Group Ireland at Aviva Stadium Scoops Top Industry Award
First caterer to receive accolade two years in a row
Compass Group Ireland at Aviva Stadium has retained its title as Best Event Caterer at the recent 2013 Event Industry Awards (EIA). The awards, held in Dublin, celebrate excellence in the Irish events industry and no other caterer has won the award for two consecutive years.
With over 150 entries across 22 categories, Compass Group Ireland received its award in recognition of the outstanding catering provided at the Emerald Isle Classic, held between Navy and Notre Dame on 1st September 2012.
The American college football game launched The Gathering Ireland 2013 and was watched by over 115 million TV viewers in the USA and 20 million in Europe. Dublin Chamber of Commerce estimated the event to have been worth €60 million to Dublin alone with the countrywide impact estimated in excess of €100 million. As the catering partner for the stadium, Compass Group Ireland was tasked with not only providing all retail food and beverages on the day but also all hospitality, including VIP hospitality for a number of dignitaries who were guests of Notre Dame, team requirements, media and emergency services requirements.
Commenting on the recent win, Fiacra Nagle, managing director, Compass Group Ireland said,
“We are delighted to have been recognised as best event caterer for the second year in a row at these prestigious awards. I would personally like to thank all our team at Aviva Stadium for their fantastic work.”
“At Compass Group Ireland, we continually strive to provide a best in class service to all our clients and this award is testament to our team’s hard work throughout the year.”
Last year Compass took home the Best Event Caterer award for its exceptional catering at the 2011 Europa League Final, held in the Aviva Stadium.
Aviva Stadium director, Martin Murphy added, “Both Compass and Aviva Stadium had received great praise and feedback for what had been an amazing sporting occasion. This award is well deserved and highlights the standard of excellence provided by Compass Group Ireland at Aviva Stadium.”
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