Acquisition of Corporate Events International

  The Eventist Group, a portfolio of nine well-known brands in the hospitality, catering and events industry has expanded its business further through its latest acquisition of Corporate Events International. The Group has seen substantial growth over the last two years with the addition of Zafferno and Walled Garden Syon joining its already formidable group of brands. The acquisition of Corporate Events International cements the Group’s position as one of the leading events companies within the UK. Corporate Events International...
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Eventist Group appoints Jules Heckman Hughes as Managing Director of Food by Dish

Eventist Group, the UK’s leading events company, has appointed Jules Heckman Hughes as Managing Director of the prestigious London Food by Dish brand. Jules joins the team in a pivotal role at an exciting time in the business, with the award-winning caterer enjoying multiple new venue partnerships including the National Portrait Gallery, Museum of London and the Garden Museum.  In addition, the Food by Dish brand has been awarded the position of partner caterer to the Merlin group of attractions...
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Tobacco Dock reveals immersive Dream Circus Experience

Following the announcement by Tobacco Dock Food last month that the Dream Circus would be coming to town for Christmas parties in November and December, the team have now revealed they are opening up special nights for those looking for something a little different this Christmas season. Monitoring London’s festive activities with a keen eye, Tobacco Dock Food are now offering a spectacular night with all the extravagance of the Dream Circus events with a twist. Open to parties of...
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Eventist Group announces prestigious multi-year Isle of Man TT Races VIP hospitality contract win

Hot on the (w)heels of Eventist Group’s success in winning Event Caterer of the Year 2018, at the Sports & Leisure Catering Awards, and Event Caterer of the Year at the prestigious Catey Awards; Eventist is proud to announce it has been awarded a multi-year contract to cater motorsport’s most exciting festival; The Isle of Man TT® Races. The group’s specialist hospitality catering brand Tapenade will deliver the contract on behalf of Eventist offering a series of elegant dinners, full day hospitality, (including breakfast, platinum...
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You only get one chance to be amazing!

When I first embarked on the adventure which would become the Eventist Group, I had a vision of exactly where I wanted my company to be in the future. Celebrating over 20 years of business this year, I am proud that my goal has not wavered during that time, despite changing and sometimes challenging business climates. My goal remains to deliver exceptional catering, events and opportunities to an ever constant and every growing portfolio of clients. I think of the Eventist Group as a portal to an exciting and innovative world of possibilities, brands which can join together to create full event capability or utilised individually for each of their own remarkable qualities. Business today requires flexibility, versatility and portability which is exactly why our group of brands offers the range and cohesion to bring any event to life, anywhere.
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New group development chef for Eventist Group

Eventist Group, the UK’s leading events company, has appointed Josh Stanzl as the new group development chef. Charged with driving the group’s seven brands in to a new era, Josh is poised for the role through his extensive background in events catering. Having worked his way around some of the best restaurants in England including Drakes, South Lodge Hotel and The Pass, Josh then stepped in to the food operation side of things at Goodwood. From there, his business “etch”...
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Eventist 100 Club programme announced

One of the nation’s leading upscale catering, events and hospitality brands has announced a unique to the industry, programme launching this summer and running through to 2020. The Eventist 100 Club will welcome clients booking a minimum of £100,000 in business across the initial term of the programme, with opportunities to scale up additional members within the same client company.  The first scheme will run from 01 July 2019 through to 01 July 2020 and be launched at The Meetings...
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Tapenade shares wedding predictions and trends for 2019

For those celebrating a festive engagement, trends and predictions for the coming year will be a welcome part of the exciting plans taking form. Multi-award-winning specialist caterer Tapenade shares thoughts for creating the ideal wedding in 2019. Executive Head chef, John Hearn, offers his/her top five predicted trends for the year ahead of wedding planning. With 20+ years’ experience in the event catering industry, John’s advice is sure to give couples looking to tie the knot that expert assurance to...
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Eventist Group Partners with Unlimited Brewing Co. to offer the World’s First Personalised Beer

The UK’s leading events company, Eventist Group, has announced a partnership with Unlimited Brewing Co., offering brands and private audiences the chance to create their own personalised beers and lagers. With over 20 years party and event planning experience, the Eventist Group is known for its innovative and experiential events through its portfolio of six well-known brands.  Welcoming over 500,000 guests a year, the Group is delighted to expand its events offerings to include the unique opportunity to personalise both...
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Christmas doesn’t have to be a game of cards!

Christmas parties at the award-winning No.11 Cavendish Square have acquired a reputation for fabulous theming and indulgent menus. This year guests can choose to celebrate Christmas in Manhattan or enjoy the magical world of Alice in Wonderland. Guests will enjoy a drinks reception and three course seated dinner or bowl food menu, by Food by Dish, and following dinner the DJ will take the party atmosphere up a notch with a selection of contemporary hits for dancing until midnight. Dates...
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Sober-curious millennials are drinking less than ever before, a focus on healthier living and social movements such as Dry January are encouraging people to, on occasion, ditch the booze and revel in a hangover free lifestyle. Bar experts Arribar!, the cool guys behind the popular Rock the Kasbah and Chameleon bar at Glastonbury Festival, have created a selection of delicious non-alcoholic cocktails for their clients that offer an exciting alternative for those who choose not to drink for whatever reason. Here, Dan Gardner, Bar Manager at Arribar! shares his favourite virgin tipples:
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Jon Noonan responds to the current CO2 issue and potential booze shortage set to hit the UK

“Although C02 is a natural by-product, the shortage brings to light the growing need to be more conscious of the products being used in the food and beverage industry and begs the question: just how sustainable are they? Fortunately this shortage isn’t directly affecting our supply chain but we will continue to monitor the situation to ensure no disruptions hit our usual service. Perhaps this is a great opportunity for people to ditch the fizzy drinks and beer for a...
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Best Parties Ever announce exciting new launch in Dublin for Christmas 2018

Best Parties Ever, the UK’s largest Christmas party provider, has announced that it is expanding its portfolio by launching in Dublin this Christmas, taking its famed festive parties to the Dublin Airfield Estate, an urban farm and gardens set in the heart of the city. Best Parties Ever, part of Eventist Group, is thrilled to call the Irish capital home for their first European city and will be offering both shared and exclusive Christmas party packages for businesses and teams...
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Tapenade to serve first-class catering at Farnborough International Airshow

The exclusive catering and event management company Tapenade, part of the Eventist Group, will return to the Farnborough International Airshow in July. This will be the caterer’s 13th year at the prestigious aviation event. Taking place every two years, the Farnborough International Airshow is one of the world’s largest exhibitions and air displays alternating annually with The Paris Airshow. This year Tapenade will be providing hospitality for over 4200 guests, furthering the success of 2016 and re-enforcing their position as...
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Tobacco Dock Food wins ‘Best Catering at a Venue’ at the National Venue Awards

Tobacco Dock’s in-house caterer and part of the Eventist Group, Tobacco Dock Food, are delighted to have been named ‘Best Catering at a Venue’ at the inaugural National Venue Awards held on Friday 11 May 2018. Hosted by the Global Conference Network, the National Venue Awards recognise and celebrate the excellence and exceptional quality of venues across the UK. Tobacco Dock Food was recognised for its creative and forward thinking approach to event catering, with an intrinsic ability to respond...
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Tapenade’s royal wedding trends

John Hearn, executive head chef at Tapenade, one of the UK’s top caterers, talks us through his royal wedding food predictions…   Cutting the cake It’s great to see the young royals breaking tradition and swapping the classic fruit cake for something more modern, opting to reflect the ‘bright flavours of spring’ with a zingy lemon and elderflower cake. If we were tasked with baking the royal cake, we’d use local handmade elderflower cordial and organic Amalfi lemons for a...
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Best Parties Ever announce exciting new launch in Belfast for Christmas 2018

Best Parties Ever, the UK’s largest Christmas party provider, has announced that it is expanding its portfolio by launching in Belfast this Christmas, taking its famed festive parties to the S13 Warehouse, an industrial setting for a brand new dedicated events venue set on Belfast’s Bowyer Road. Best Parties Ever, part of Eventist Group, is thrilled to be expanding into Northern Ireland offering both shared and exclusive Christmas party packages for businesses and teams from 10 to 3,000 guests. In...
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Tapenade’s big wedding trends for 2018

John Hearn, executive head chef at Tapenade, one of the UK’s top caterers, talks us through this year’s biggest wedding food trends. Gourmet comfort food Couples want to serve guests foods they’ll love so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more people swap a la carte in favour of classic comfort foods made with gourmet ingredients. We created a  truffle mac ‘n’ cheese for one recent wedding and served an indulgent game pie and mash at another.   Food trucks...
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Food by Dish unveil the summers hottest party packages

Exclusive event caterer Food by Dish, part of the Eventist Group, has unveiled its 2018 summer party packages, available at some of London’s most prestigious venues. With over 25 years of industry experience Food by Dish is one of London’s leading contemporary caterers blending modern culinary expertise and progressive menu design with traditional professionalism, flawless presentation and outstanding service. Getting set for summer the caterer has created a series of bespoke menus designed to perfectly accompany the city’s best parties...
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Like a virgin- the millennial mocktail movement

Sober-curious millennials are drinking less than ever before and this is causing a seismic shift in the bar industry. A focus on healthier living and social movements such as Dry January (over five million people took part this year) is encouraging people to, on occasion, ditch the booze and revel in a hangover free lifestyle. Not too long ago, the options for abstainers was unimaginative to say the least. A thoughtless list of sugar-laden mocktails if you were lucky, otherwise...
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Tapenade wins Cateys Event Caterer of the Year

Tapenade fought off stiff competition to emerge victorious at the prestigious Foodservice Cateys last Friday, taking home the ‘Event Caterer of the Year’ award. A bespoke caterer with over 19 years’ experience and part of the Eventist Group, Tapenade was one of only three caterers in the country shortlisted in the category, beating Amadeus and Delaware North to snag the coveted accolade. Tapenade was recognised for its creative food services ranging from upscale private and corporate entertaining to moveable feasts...
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Arribar! wins Glastonbury contract for ninth year

Arribar!, part of the Eventist Group, has won its ninth contract with Glastonbury Festival and will return to Worthy Farm with two themed bars: The Chameleon and Rock the Kasbah. The bars, located along the main road between major stages, will offer unique experiences to festival goers throughout the five day period. Moroccan-themed Rock the Kasbah will be decorated with rich colours and fabrics and give revellers a taste of Marrakech. Floor cushions, authentic music and a star-lit ceiling offer...
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Tapenade to cater at Paris Air Show for 12th year

The exclusive catering and event management company Tapenade, part of the Eventist Group, will return to the Paris Air Show today. This will be the caterer’s 12th year at the prestigious air show. Taking place at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, over 5,000 visitors from around the world are expected to be in attendance between 19th to 25th June. Tapenade, who have catered at the Paris Air show since 2005, will provide both seated and buffet menus for chalet fine...
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Eventist Group acquires Food by Dish

Today we announced that we have acquired Food by Dish. The new partnership will enable Food by Dish to drive sales and market share in its established contracts by drawing on Eventist Group’s business resources. Food by Dish is also listed at more than 25 of the capital’s visitor attraction and heritage venues and the acquisition targets further growth in the unique venue sector. Nick James will continue to front Food by Dish, a company he founded over 15 years...
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Sugar Hut in The City

There is set to be some Essex glamour in the Capital this Christmas. We are thrilled to announce that the world renowned Sugar Hut will be introducing a two-week pop up at Tobacco Dock, for the 2016 Christmas party season. Sugar Hut in The City is a partnership between Sugar Hut Events (SHE) and Best Parties Ever and will run from 17 December. The pop up will bring a glamorous new addition to London’s Christmas party scene, and in keeping...
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Tapenade added to the list of preferred suppliers at Blenheim Palace

Tapenade has been added to the list of preferred suppliers at the beautiful Blenheim Palace. We will supply private events at the prestigious Oxfordshire venue, supporting the year round calendar of prominent historic, cultural, music and sporting occasions. The local area is also recognised for high profile automotive and racing business, much of which utilises the venue, as well as weddings with its wide range of spaces available for ceremonies and receptions. Commenting on the listing, Tim Stevens, managing director...
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Tobacco Dock Food has been nominated for an award!

We are incredibly proud and delighted to share the news that the team at Tobacco Dock Food has been nominated for a London Venue Award! The expert caterers are in the running for the ‘Best Catering at a Venue’ award. This is fantastic recognition of the team’s hard work both behind the scenes and front of house. In the selected category, judges will be looking for innovation, expertise and success in areas such as: A first class menu in keeping...
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Michele Quaife, Events Manager at Markerstudy Group Markerstudy Group of Companies Eager to celebrate an important milestone, 15 years operating as a business, Markerstudy organised its very own festival for employees, their families and esteemed friends on Saturday 7 th May 2016. ‘MSG Fest’ was held at the Group’s recent acquisition, Bewl Water, a renowned reservoir and beauty spot on the border of Kent and Sussex.
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Farnborough Air Show

Farnborough Air Show 2016 LIVE week – Monday 11th July – Sunday 17th July Our aim, quite simply is to provide delicious and wonderfully styled fine food, helping to make your event a day full of great memories. Over the years Tapenade has become known for its passion for innovative food and excellent service allowing us to offer a catering operation that is totally focused on quality, detail and individual customer needs.
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Arribar! and iELive get stuck in at Red Hook Crit London 2016

Our very own Arribar! and iElive were once again involved in supporting the Red Hook Criterium event with a fantastic set up. The cycling event returned to London for its second year in early July and was an undoubted success, boasting a great selection of sport, entertainment and refreshments.
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