Amadeus blooms with three-year RHS Flower Show Tatton Park contract

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RHSTattonParkAmadeus is celebrating after winning a three-year catering contract for the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park. The contract is set to boost the event arm of the business by over £400,000, says Amadeus, which is also the sole catering provider for the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, after securing the contract in 2011.

Amadeus will be will create bespoke menus and catering concepts, in conjunction with the RHS team, for over 90,000 visitors during the four-day event.

Kevin Watson, managing director of Amadeus, commented: “Winning another three-year contract with RHS for the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is encouraging of our partnership with the leading charity. Our sophisticated insight into the industry has helped us interpret customer behaviour to give a unique approach to retail ideas and menu concepts.

“We are looking forward to working with the RHS on building this event, attracting new visitors and ensuring customers receive the finest hospitality and retail catering service.”

Amadeus will provide all the fixed catering at the event, which will include the management of three retail outlets – The Garden Deli, The Retreat and The Garden Lounge all of which were proposed in the successful tender. In addition, Amadeus will develop an exclusive RHS Members café, which has been requested by the RHS.  Each outlet is designed to meet the varying catering needs of customers attending the show, from those who want a quick sandwich to visitors who are after a full dining experience.

RHS director of shows, Stephen Bennett, added: “We are delighted to be working with Amadeus again for our Tatton Park Flower Show. We felt that Amadeus was the outstanding choice, having had the experience of working with the team previously at our Hampton Court Show. Amadeus is a great match for us and we’re confident they will provide a fantastic service for the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, as it has done continuously at Hampton Court.”