A Blackpool-based professional kitchen designer has completed the major refit of the catering facilities at Manchester City FC’s Etihad Stadium.
It comes as City teams up with a new catering partner Fabulous Fan Fayre, a joint venture between Legends Hospitality and Jamie Oliver Fabulous Feasts.
Caterware, of Vicarage Lane, Blackpool, helped design and install 58 fast food kiosks and six hospitality suite kitchens together with five hospitality box kitchens, all of them backed up by an enlarged state of the art central production kitchen.
In all, more than 1,250 individual items of equipment were supplied and installed within a five week window, which the company says can now deliver an enhanced food capability over and above anything ever seen at a sports stadium.
City chose Caterware because of its experience of handling high volume projects. It wanted the Fylde firm to become its exclusive supplier to fit out, refurbish and deliver the scheme.
The company completed the contract using its experienced project management staff, who virtually lived on site within offices at the stadium over the summer months.
Mark Drazen, of Caterware, said: “This was always going to be an extraordinary and intense project, but the preparation by the Etihad Stadium team prior to our arrival meant we were able to commence work from day one.
“Through continual liaison with the MCFC Project Management Team, our own personnel were able to deliver to the highest of standards and we are extremely proud to be associated with such a prestigious end result.”
This isn’t the first time Caterware has been commissioned to work at the Etihad Stadium.
In 2011 the refurbishment of the Legends’ Lounge at the venue was a major award winner.
It was voted by independent CEDA judges as “an outstanding commercial kitchen design, supply and installation project.”