Awards Seasoning: Dinners For Winners

It’s a new year, and awards season is upon us. The film and music industries have shortlisted the best artists and performers to be celebrated for their respective contributions, and this gets the creative juices flowing here at Payne & Gunter.

The Oscar and BRITs buzz get us looking forward to the main events: the fashion, the front-runners, the ceremony, and the after parties.

Such star-studded events need to be catered for at scale and to impeccably high standards, as this audience is accustomed to the finer things in life.

And with the rise in social media worthy food pics, it’s more than just the looks on the red carpet gaining admiring glances.

Music Industry Awards: A BRIT of a Bash

We’re accustomed to serving the stars. Payne & Gunter is proud to have catered for the BRITs award ceremony for the last 13 years, and each year the event catering is a logistical and creative challenge where we hit high notes of praise:

BRITs awards event catering Payne & Gunter photography by JM Enternational Ltd

“It’s always a pleasure working with Payne & Gunter as they not only take great care to meet our, often complex, brief, providing a delicious and balanced menu for our broad range of guests, but they support the teamwork that’s an essential ingredient of the BRITs’ success each year”

Maggie Crow OBE, Director of Events & Charities for BRIT Awards Ltd

3,390 members of the global music industry are treated to a 3-course creation at The O2 in London. And in true Payne & Gunter style, the food is quintessentially British with local produce featuring in innovative and delicious courses.

Signature dishes such as the ‘BRITs cheesecake’ – a creamy baked velvet lemon cheesecake in a white chocolate cup with zingy lemon curd and stars of golden meringue – makes for a decadent dessert worthy of the best in the business.

Awards Dinners: Catering To A Roomful Of Stars

Awards Dinner Catering Preparation - Payne & Gunter

Whilst the proof of the pudding is in the eating, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to serving up an awards dinner.

The hospitality extends to thousands of guests and this requires top-notch teamwork and first-class logistics. Lorry loads of furniture and catering equipment; a full cast of chefs and front of house staff are all part of putting on an event worth broadcasting.

Hundreds of Payne & Gunter staff ensure that guests receive the star treatment and feel lavished with attention.

Corporate Awards: Everyone Gets The Red Carpet Treatment

An awards event, no matter the scale or guest list notoriety, needs to make the attendees feel like VIPs.

Whether celebrating successful sales or selecting the best performers, the food and drink needs to be extra special to mark the occasion.

Everyone has their own preferences and favourites when it comes to winning dishes, so catering for different tastes and dietary requirements is given the spotlight, rather than being treated like extras; making sure every guest is treated like a star.

Get The Recognition Your Event Deserves

With that, we wish good luck to the best of British this awards season. We have some of our own favourites in the running, but think all the nominees would be worthy winners.

If our awards dinner catering credentials are music to your ears, then please get in touch to discuss how you can provide the star treatment at scale and command a winning performance at your next awards event.