Hackney Empire appoints Kudos

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Kudos, part of the Crown Group, has signed a five-year bar, retail and events contract with the Hackney Empire worth an estimated £3 million in total turnover.

The deal will see Kudos cater for events throughout the 1,300 capacity theatre and entertainment venue, manage five onsite bars; and secure corporate and private events bookings via its sister company Venue Reservations.

The evening events menus will be developed by Frank Bordoni, Kudos’ food director and former TV chef, and include dishes featuring the best of British produce such as smoked Severn and Wye trout, pressed shoulder of Southdown lamb and forced “Yorkshire Champagne” rhubarb crumble cheesecake.