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Jockey Club Catering (JCC) is celebrating its fifth successful year since it was established as the specialist food and drink supplier across the 15 Jockey Club Racecourses in the UK.

Operating at many of racing’s blue ribbon events, Jockey Club Catering delivers exceptional raceday experiences through expanding its variety of food and drink offerings and service styles. This year JCC introduced a number of new outlets; from Frankels Champagne & Seafood Bar at Newmarket,  a new Owners & Trainers Bar at Nottingham, to Mama J’s Pasta Bar at Wincanton. Aintree also unveiled its award winning Moët & Chandon Bar; the partnership with the prestigious Champagne brand has driven fantastic sales growth across all the Jockey Club Racecourses in its first year.

Guests are at the fore of all service and design concepts. Most recently, Cheltenham Racecourse launched two new outlets; the See You Then Bar is now the longest fixed bar onsite that is designed to serve guests quickly and improve crowd flow, while the new tapas bar, Quevega’s offers a unique selection of tapas platters all of which can be bought with the new ‘contactless’ till technology introduced during to the project. 

Jockey Club Catering continues to focus on creating unique experiences. Through working with prestigious chef, Albert Roux OBE, and his son, chef and restaurateur Michel Roux Jnr the partnership operated the Fairlawne restaurant at Cheltenham Racecourse during The Festival (11-14 March 2014) and Chez Roux on the Prince’s Lawn at the Investec Derby Festival. Following the success of both festivals, the Roux’s will again return to the racecourses next year.

Throughout 2014, Jockey Club Catering focused on social responsibility and has formed strong relationships with communities regionally, and invested in food projects that support local producers and suppliers. This year, a notable partnership was created as Jockey Club Catering launched a competition with South Thames College and sponsor, Investec inviting its Hospitality and Catering Academy students to create menus to be served at next year’s Investec Derby Festival (5-6 June 2015), held at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

With people at the heart of the business, JCC at Aintree launched its very own training academy and directly recruited over 2,000 local employees for the Crabbie’s Aintree Grand National. Following Compass’ Thousand Detail Dining programme, employees were provided the opportunity for young people to gain vital work experience at a renowned venue with one of its most prestigious events; Aintree trained the individuals in different hospitality areas in preparation for the Grand National which welcomed, in total around 155,000 guests. 

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