Catering working group


Catering Working GroupFocuses on the ever-changing needs and provision of catering and other related topics, including the legal changes facing anyone providing catering services to the event industry.


“I am very pleased to be chairing the group in such esteemed company, there's a real opportunity for discussing best practice and collaborating on the challenges and innovations arising in the field of event catering."

Jamie Anderson, Venue Director, SEC Food (Chair)


This group of AEV members meet to discuss the ever-changing needs and provision of catering and other related topics. Responsibilities also include staying ahead of related legislation and feeding into the catering section of the eGuide.

2019 meeting dates:
  • Wednesday 10 April 2019, National Railway Museum, York
  • Friday 5 July, Manchester Central
  • Wednesday 30 October 2019,  ACC Liverpool


List of members

AEV Catering Working Group – why should you become a member?

Do you work within the catering / hospitality departments at your venue?

Are you interested in meeting with peers carrying out similar roles across various different venues?

Do you want to share knowledge and experiences?

If you have answered yes to the above questions, you should consider joining the AEV Catering Working Group who meet twice a year to discuss the ever changing needs and provision of catering and other related topics, together with the eGuide and legal changes. In recent years the group have completely re-worked the Catering section of the eGuide, which has been positively welcomed by users of the eGuide. The eGuide is a best practice guidance document for the application of regulations at UK event venues – to learn more about the eGuide click here.

The group are always looking to recruit new members, so don’t delay and contact AEV’s Membership Executive Dani Bull on or 01442 285811, if you are interested in joining the group or hearing some further information.

To the right, you can read some of the benefits current members gain from being part of this group.

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  • “Being part of the Catering Working Group has opened my eyes to opportunities and ideas to bring back to the business”
  • “I find great value from sitting down with my peers, sharing information and ideas”
  • “Learning how venues operate in different parts of the UK is a huge benefit to me and my business”
  • “It’s reassuring to hear that other venues are facing similar issues – regardless of venue size or location”
  • “Extremely beneficial to be able to discuss and plan for, current and impending changes to Food Legislation and FSA consultations”
  • “It is great to come back to my venue with new and fresh ideas”


  • "Great day hosting our first AEV working group event!..WOW did I learn a lot and some great insights into how other venues work and the challenges they are trying to overcome. If you are a venue looking to network with other like minded professionals I would recommend looking at joining the AEV".
    Danielle Worker - Corporate Events Team Leader at Silverstone Circuits Ltd
  • "“Great essential for a successful venue. The AEV provides a platform to establish consistent best practice in this field"
    Phil Wetz – Retail & Catering Manager, ExCeL London
  • “The AEV provides collective representation for its member venues, turning individual commitment into a group effort"
    Paul Brough – Venue Health & Safety Manager, Olympia London
  • "Proud to be part of this Cross Association discussion. I am confident in our ability to improve and progress our working platform through conversation".
    Amir Vered, Head of eForce and IT at Olympia London (Chair of Cross Association Technology WG)
  • “The AEV is essential to the venue sector’s ability to cooperate and collaborate"
    Jazmin Beale – Head of Marketing & Communications, Olympia London
  • "AEV is a powerful voice behind the venues that hold incredible events that enable the meetings of millions of people - an integral part of the experience economy"
    Julia Galbraith – Marketing Manager – Exhibitions, ExCeL London