Events by Amadeus secures three-year contract with Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry

11 May 2023 Becky Humphries

The arm of national catering company, Amadeus, responsible for the delivery of standalone event catering, has secured its latest contract.  Events By Amadeus has secured a three-year deal with Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry – where Dippy the dinosaur is currently in residence.

Taking a bespoke approach to the event catering options offered at this well-known Midlands location, Amadeus brings more than 45 years of expertise and exciting innovations to its kitchen. Thanks to the new partnership there is an array of new possibilities – from drinks receptions where guests can explore the art gallery’s ever-changing displays, to unique and formal dining events thanks to the shared space with iconic dino-in-residence, Dippy – a life-size, plaster-of-paris replica of a Diplodocus carnegii skeleton.

Events By Amadeus’ menus boasts an array of creative catering options for event organisers to ensure memorable food experiences for 50+ guests, with options available for every dietary need. Planning is also made simple thanks to a single point of contact in the team, the key catering liaison between the organiser, venue, and suppliers. 

With a focus on sustainability, local sourcing is also a vital part of Amadeus’ ethos with 80% of food and beverage suppliers located within a 30-mile radius of the venue. This ensures that the food crafted by the team of experts is fresh and environmentally friendly with reduced food miles, emissions, and carbon footprint.

Kevin Watson, Managing Director of Amadeus, comments on the new partnership: “Amadeus has a rich history in delivering superior quality, sustainable catering for events, so we are delighted to bring our expertise to the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum.

“With an array of inspiring exhibitions within the venue’s event spaces, we know how important it is to create quality and memorable food experiences to match. Thanks to decades of experience catering for events and venues around the country, organisers can trust us to bring their vision to life through innovative creations and a variety of stimulating menus to suit every type of event.

“We look forward to working closely with the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum and CV Life team to create outstanding events which complement the truly unique surroundings.”

Steve Wiles, Operations Manager at CV Life said: “It’s been an exciting year at CV Life and the Herbert in particular, with some fantastic exhibitions and events enjoyed by tens of thousands of people.

“With the arrival of Dippy, the Nation’s Favourite Dinosaur, the Herbert has really been elevated into a world class venue with world class exhibitions – with that comes a need for superior quality catering.

“We have lots more events and exhibitions coming up and we look forward to the quality Amadeus will bring to such events. It’s an exciting partnership and we can’t wait for it to get started.”

To hire the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum for your next event, please contact: Sharon Lawrence: [email protected]