Amadeus have successfully secured a £3million contract over five years with Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust to run their new café and to support event catering needs.
Rachael Boyd, Director of the Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust said, “Amadeus prepared an outstanding response to the tender and have demonstrated a can do attitude throughout the process. We have been impressed with the quality of the catering they deliver in other visitor attractions and the high standards of food and service for conferences, meetings weddings and other events.”
She added, “It is important to us that we recruit locally and use local based suppliers, which is something Amadeus are clearly passionate about. We look forward to working with them.” The catering functions are part of the wider restoration and development of Delapré Abbey funded by both The Heritage Lottery Fund and Northampton Borough Council. The whole Abbey experience will open in Spring 2017, and is set to become one of the East Midland’s Premier Attractions.
Chris Reynolds, Sales Director for Amadeus said, “Delapré Abbey is just the type of business that we can really help become a success. We will be providing our best in class services, tailored just for Delapré to help the business thrive. We are delighted to have been awarded the contract and look forward to working with Rachel to make the Abbey a must visit attraction in Northamptonshire.”
“We expect great local patronage to the café, County wide patronage for afternoon tea in the Billiard Room, business use of the fabulous meeting and event rooms and it is the perfect setting for weddings and other family events.”
Along with event catering, Amadeus will be serving food in The Conservatory Café, a destination in its own right which is open to the public all year round. Amadeus Food and Beverage Director, Marc Frankl said, “It has been great working with the Abbey on the designs of the kitchen and café. We have already engaged with some really special local suppliers. When we do recruit we will be looking for a team from Northampton to fully support the venue and there will be some exciting opportunities.”
Amadeus will be looking to complete mobilisation by November 2016.