The stars aligned for our Radishes, who were at Jodrell Bank 50 years on from when the observatory played a key role in tracking the Apollo 11 mission.
We’re preparing to feed the UK’s most famous festival once again. Red Radish will be heading to Glastonbury Festival for another year of frolics and fantastic artist and crew catering.
Since 2012 we’ve been working hard to grow our operation in artist and crew catering, making sure we have lots of fun along the way. To give you a snap shot of what we’ve been up to, we’ve brought some of our data to life in a quick bite infographic.
Some of our team were in Manchester when the terror attack happened in May 2017. Not long after, Ariana Grande announced One Love Manchester, and the BBC dropped us a line to see if we could provide the backstage catering…
When we first got the call from IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and events around the world, asking if we wanted to quote for the backstage artist and crew catering at one of their festivals we were more than a little excited, but once the details emerged that it was for Jamie Oliver and Alex James’s Big Feastival in the beautiful Cotswolds we almost couldn’t contain ourselves in our desire to cook in the same field, never mind feed, some of these uber-talented culinary geniuses and hardworking crew.
It might have taken a couple of months of toing and froing, careful menu planning and countless emails but late yesterday afternoon (in Minsk!) we got the perfect start to the weekend (not that we ever get one of those of course!) when we finally received the email confirming Red Radish had been chosen as the official crew and artist caterer for ‘The 2015 Big Feastival’.
When Jamie and one of his mates decided to get into festivals it was only ever really going to focus on one thing. Food! Food, glorious food (albeit it with great music) and being part of that is all a bit of a dream come true for Red Radish and a pair of PROPER foodies like us.
So picture the scene… Jamie Oliver, the legend that is Raymond Blanc, Masterchef’s Monica Galetti, Ashley Palmer-Watts, the executive head chef for the Fat Duck group (Yes THAT FAT DUCK!!!) and a host of other wonderful chefs and foodies with delicious ingredients all cooking up a storm on the same beautiful idyllic farm as Red Radish and our very own team of extremely talented chefs.
Some might say that the pressure is well and truly on with this one, but we love a bit of that anyway and literally can’t wait to get cooking for ’em all!
So….. The TPi Event award for favourite tour catering company went to…. someone else! OK, OK, so Red Radish (the UK’s fastest growing crew catering company) LOST! That’s right, we didn’t win the award, but to be honest we were excited and chuffed to have even made the shortlist alongside great, established UK caterers like Eat to the Beat, Sarah’s Kitchen and Popcorn in the first place. As usual, Eat to the Beat (Global Infusion Group – GIG) won best caterer, which was no surprise after their excellent thirty-year service to the touring and crew catering industry. Sadly we couldn’t make the actual awards ceremony on the night as we knew we wouldn’t win we were unloading our catering truck into an arena-touring gig with Live Nation in Oslo, Norway on the same evening.
We heard it was a great event though and as Red Radish goes from strength to strength, winning festival after festival we are sure our time will come. So from one great caterer to another, well done Eat to the Beat and watch our lads because we’re on your tail!
Thanks also, by the way to everyone who voted for us. Your cheques are in the post!
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Despite being on a twenty hour ferry crossing between Arena tour catering gigs in Rotterdam and Norway, the wonders of satellite communications means we have just received a great email letting us know that Red Radish has today been confirmed as the back-stage crew and artist caterer for SECRET GARDEN PARTY 2015. The devil is always in the detail (and these guys certainly plan well) so it is no surprise that is has taken a couple of months of meetings, negotiations and going back and forth with menus before we finally got today’s decision.
As a “VERY SERIOUS CATERING COMPANY” we are really pleased to be involved in what Secret Garden Bill as “A SERIOUS PARTY” and we literally can’t wait to spend the last two weeks of July catering for everyone at this exciting festival in their super-beautiful Cambridgeshire location.
The festival kicks off on Thursday 23rd July and finishes on Sunday 26th July. The venue is Mill Hill Field, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire and if you aren’t lucky enough to have a ticket, but have serious hospitality, desire or chef skills then drop us a line with your CV because we will soon be recruiting festival staff for this and a whole host of exciting other summer festivals. – email@example.com
We are delighted to have just been re-booked for this year’s crew and artist catering for the 2015 Mama Group Festivals. Last year was our first at Wilderness, Global Gathering, Lovebox and the exciting new Somersault Festival. Our journey with Mama saw our crew and catering trucks travel from one of Inner London’s most wonderful parks, down to the glorious Cotswolds and on to the beautiful wilds of Devon, and it has to be said that we loved every minute. Having won the contract from their existing catering company Eatopia back in the spring of 2014, it was great to know such an established festival company were so pleased with our service and crew food that they did not even bother asking anyone else to quote for their catering this year. We reckon you can’t get much more of an accolade than that. Our hardworking team are all delighted and absolutely can’t wait to cater for their lovely crew again this summer. – Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07532 427033 if we can help you!