Congratulations to the London Stadium Delaware North team, which picked up the Chef Team of the Year Award at the Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2020. With the physical awards cancelled due to Coronavirus, the live kitchen competition, completed in March, was awarded directly to The London Stadium team.
Gary Foakes, Executive Head Chef at The London Stadium, held off competition from Tottenham Football Club (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) and Everton Football Club (Goodison Park), who picked up the Silver and Bronze awards, respectively.
Chef teams had one hour to prepare, cook and present a three-course menu suitable for their Club Chairman to entertain the Head of the FA or RFU to dinner. The meal had to include a lamb main course with seasonal ingredients. This award was independently judged as part of a series of live chef competitions at London’s HRC Event, with up to 10 teams participating.
Chef Gary Foakes commented: “Following last year’s first-time entry to the competition and picking up a Bronze, my Head chef for hospitality, Lee Andrews and myself were keen to get our entry in for this year’s competition hoping to go one better. We were delighted to take part and represent the London Stadium, West Ham United and Delaware North to showcase our matchday offer on the stadium experience platform. I am fortunate to have a great team of chefs available to support the delivery of our matchday experiences, they are all integral to this achievement and very much valued.”
I am fortunate to have a great team of chefs available to support the delivery of our match day experiences, they are all integral to this achievement and very much valued