Eat to the Beat, the Chesham-based crew and artist catering specialist, extended its close working relationship with Festival Republic even further and was contracted in 2018 to provide catering for the main stage artists, Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra.

Eat to the Beat catered for Reading Festival 2018’s headliners, Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar and Kings of Leon, at Richfield Avenue, which welcomed more than 200,000 festivalgoers over the bank holiday weekend.

Over the course of three days, Eat to the Beat prepared 7,305 meals for artists and crew and delivered a BBQ for BBC Radio1Xtra each day, serving a total of 350 meals.

The dining rooms were dressed with green plants and rustic wood was used to create a relaxed vibe.

Artists were served a full English breakfast, waffles and pastries for breakfast, Korean fried chicken, kimchi, gochujang bao and Asian salad and beer-roasted cauliflower and lime tacos for lunch; for dinner, artists also enjoyed a menu that included Atlantic salmon, cucumber yoghurt and quinoa salad and chicken Katsu curry. For desert, artists devoured a selection of sweet treats including Portuguese custard tarts, sticky bourbon and cola pudding and there was even an ice cream and ice lolly bar, which artists could pimp with sprinkles, sauces and nuts.

Eat to the Beat was founded in 1984, which means it has 34 years of experience under its belt. With that in mind, it’s great to think that for the last 34 years it has also worked alongside Festival Republic, catering for artists at the festival.

It has a great relationship with the Festival Republic team and enjoys working with them to create delicious menus for more than 200 artists, catering to a wide range of tastes.


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