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Catering Team rewarded with Five Stars

5 Star ChefsAnother Five Star catering performance by Showground team

For the second year running, every catering facility at Newark Showground, home of the Nottinghamshire County Show, has been awarded a Five Star Food Hygiene Rating.

The in-house Tastes catering team served 18,000 sit-down meals during 2013. It also also fed nearly half a million visitors to events at the Showground over the same period, from the Cedric Ford Pavilion and Sir Stuart Goodwin Pavilion, George Stephenson Exhibition Hall Bistro, Lady Eastwood Pavilion Cafe, Tastey Bites in the Crocker Halls and the Joe Hallam Cafe and Bar. The certificate also covers the Tastes mobile unit and two ice cream kiosks.

“The team works on this constantly so we’re delighted to be recognised again for our our food hygiene discipline,” said Commercial and Catering Manager Paul Lillicrap. “Our focus on building the Tastes brand and developing opportunities to provide locally-sourced food and refreshments across our 86 acre site, seven days a week, has been a huge hit with customers.”

“Whether we’re serving a three-course dinner for 450 guests, providing hospitality for 800 conference delegates or a seminar for 25 people, cooking breakfasts for the many and varied events year-round or feeding 50,000 visitors during the County Show, the maximum rating means our customers can be confident that their food has been stored, prepared, cooked and served to the highest standards.”

The inspector also had a sneak preview of the brand new Tastes Cafe in the refurbished Newark Pavilion, declaring himself pleased with how it was shaping up ahead of April’s opening.  Facilities Manager, Sally Hughes said:

“The repainted, newly-clad Newark Pavilion also has replacement double-glazed windows, draught-reducing entrance doors and a smart, new Tastes Cafe and ice cream parlour giving the space a new focus. With counters on to a new indoor-seating area and serving passing customers outside, it adds a long-awaited catering outlet close to our busy Red Gate entrance.”

The  Showground team would be delighted to show potential customers around the revitalised Newark Pavilion. To book a visit call 01636 705796 or email

This article was added on 25-03-2014

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