AEV

Catering working group

Venues
 

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.

About

“Great catering, supported by the best possible food safety standards, is essential for a successful venue. The AEV provides a platform to establish consistent best practice in this field, as well as forums where you can meet peers to discuss new ideas and opportunities for collaboration.”

Phil Wetz, Retail and Catering Manager, ExCeL London (Chair)
 

Responsibilities: 

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.
 

2018 meeting dates:
  • Wednesday 18 April 2018, Ricoh Arena
  • Wednesday 31 October 2018, The International Centre, Telford

 

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 dani@aev.org.uk 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”

Testimonials

  • “Through the AEV, and the working groups in particular, members can share best practice and formulate consistent responses to emerging challenges”
    Andy Coulson – Head of Airshow Operations, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre
  • "“Great catering...is 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
  • “The AEV provides vital conduits for knowledge transfer and awareness amongst its member venues”
    Murray Dickson – Head of Business Engagement, Group IT, The NEC
  • “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