Levy Restaurants UK family at the forefront

13 Aug 2014

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Over the past couple of weeks we have been spoilt with the events we have proudly been part of. 

Glorious Goodwood, one of the season’s most glamorous events, drew crowds with over 23,000 race goers enjoying the Magnolia Cup alone, with Tom Cruise, Zara Phillips and Gok Wan amongst guests visiting the stunning Sussex racecourse. Each day, a brigade of 90 chefs fed 65 corporate hospitality boxes, 33 concessions and 3 temporary hospitality installations including the beautifully styled Secret Garden.  

As the week came to a close, we had the pleasure of attending the prestigious Glyndebourne Festival. Accompanied by journalists, the purpose of the trip was of course to enjoy the world-famous opera as well as showcase the work of Leith's, our heritage catering brand. Leith’s has been the catering partner at the Sussex estate since 1984 and annually oversees the needs of 98,000 visitors from picnics and luxurious cream teas to high-end, haute cuisine.

Over the course of the season, Leith’s provides:

•           The 270-strong catering team is recruited from the local area of East Sussex.

•           70% of fruit and veg served in the restaurants during the opera season is British.

•           0% of food waste goes to landfills, and glass and cardboard from the estate is recycled.

•           We supply Harvey’s beer from the local brewery and British sparkling

wines, Nyetimber and Wiston from Sussex.

It is really important to remember that while the scale and stature may appear on a global platform, it is the local people, produce and suppliers that make these gatherings the successes they are and enable us to fulfill our commitment to creating a lasting legacy.

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