A visit to MEI’s UK Event Summit
Highlights for me included the panel discussions on The Future of Live Events, with a panel of industry experts
Artist, production and crew catering specialists Eat to the Beat provided food and refreshments for dozens of rock and heavy metal artists at Download Festival 2017.
Eat to the Beat, part of Chesham-based Global Infusion Group, was appointed to take care of artist’s back-stage requirements for some of the biggest names in rock including System of a Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith.
Eat to the Beat served-up over 4,800 meals to artists, their entourages and bands from a bespoke dining marquee that was transformed into a Rock n Roll haven. Their temporary kitchen served hundreds of meals, including a full English breakfast and a hot, rolling meal across lunch and dinner which allowed artists to eat at a time that suited them each day. Dishes across the weekend included Sweet Potato, Coconut and Chilli Soup, Brisket of Beef braised in Craft Ale, Chargrilled Chicken with Vegetable and Chorizo Gumbo, and an English Afternoon Tea Inspired Cake Selection. As well as managing the artist dining, Eat to the Beat also provided bespoke meals for some of the headline acts.
Olivia Morris, Eat to the Beat Account Manager, said: “This was one of ETTB’s many years catering at Download Festival which is one of our favourite events of the season. We’ve previously toured with Aerosmith and Slayer so it was great to cater for them once again! Download Festival is one of the true ‘rock n roll’ festivals and we can’t wait to be back again next year!”
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