GIG Wins Event Caterer Award
As Red Carpet prepares to head to Milan for the MTV music awards we hear that Global Infusion Group has picked up an ‘Event Caterer of the Year’ award. It’s a salutary reminder of the importance of the catering operation to high-end global events. Dee Osborne (21 Oct’15)
Global Infusion Group (GIG) scooped the award at the Foodservice Cateys 2015 where judges praised the company’s “amazing ability to cater at events that are both challenging and diverse in nature.”
These events include Reading and Glastonbury festivals, the latter which GIG has provided artist and crew catering to for 17 years. Sporting events include the London 2012 Olympic Games and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The award category was sponsored by Electrolux Professional.
Tony Laurenson, founder and CEO of Chesham-based GIG said: “It’s a fantastic tribute to the entire GIG team. This award recognises our sterling efforts over many years to provide outstanding service and great food to all of our customers which has made such a significant contribution to the growth and global expansion of our business.”
Originally launched by Tony Laurenson as Eat to the Beat from his parents’ garage in 1984, the operation has grown into a global brand with bases around the world employing around 170 staff and providing work for 3,000 contractors.
Through its Eat to the Beat division, GIG supplies services to international film and television companies and caters many of the world’s leading bands and top entertainment stars.
Picture: Tony Laurenson (centre), co-director Bonnie May, comedian Adam Buxton, Janie Manzoori-Stamford, The Caterer and Darren Lockley, Electrolux Professional