Hampden team net Football Hospitality awards

Catering staff at Hampden Stadium have netted a series of awards for the excellence of the service they provide at matches in the prestigious Football Hospitality Awards.

In the overall Matchday Hospitality award, which is open to clubs from every division in England and Scotland, Prestige Scotland, caterers at the National Stadium, took the bronze award.

Head chef Neil Rawlings won silver in the special achievement section for achievements he has reached in the Hampden kitchen in a short period of time. Neil has helped gel the operations team together. He goes well beyond the call of duty, and is constantly coaching his team to strive for excellence to ensure they can be future stars of the industry. Another Prestige Scotland member of staff, match day manager Linda Hepburn, took bronze in the star of the future category.

In the conference and events sales and marketing category, the Prestige Scotland team was given a certificate of achievement.

Prestige Scotland, the dedicated Scottish catering services division of Sodexo Prestige, has recruited a dedicated team to strengthen its conference and banqueting service at Hampden.

David Trotter, catering services director for Prestige Scotland at Hampden, said: “We invest in our people at Hampden and I am delighted that the team are being recognised by the Football Hospitality Awards for their commitment and passion to the hospitality industry.”

Peter Dallas,  managing director of Hampden Park Ltd, said:  “We are delighted that Hampden’s renowned match day hospitality has received such a prestigious accolade. It is particularly pleasing that our head chef Neil Rawlings has been rewarded for his energy and creativity in such a competitive market.”

Hampden can cater for small, intimate board meetings through to large conferences for up to 600 people theatre style. The stadium has 11 flexible suites, a lecture theatre, and exhibition suite and 26 executive boxes.

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