Weston firm wins contract to serve food at Paralympics
By Prue_Reid | Thursday, August 30, 2012, 15:52
A Weston-super-Mare company is gearing up to serve food and drink to hundreds of thousands of visitors at the Paralympic Games.
Regency events team get ready to serve visitors to the Paralympics
Regency Event Solutions, a subsidiary of Regency Purchasing Group, won a multi-million pound contract to supply food and drink to visitors during the Olympic and Paralympic games.
Over the course of two weeks at the Olympic Games, a 150 strong team of 'human vending machines' sold 250,000 bottles of beer and just over 150,000 ice creams.
RES managing director Alex Demetriou said: "Working at the Olympic games was an incredible experience and we are very proud to have been part of what was an excellent event and occasion.
"We are now turning our attentions to the Paralympic games and are working hard to make sure we can deliver the same standard of service.
"We were delighted with the positive feedback from LOCOG during the Olympics.
"This is the first time mobile vending has been used at an Olympic games and it worked very well.
"The ability for the team to move into the busiest areas and stadiums to counteract demand was invaluable.
"A perfect example was when Team GB was winning in the Velodrome.
"We had to send more staff in to deal with the demand for beer.
"The atmosphere was electric.
"Catering for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is recognised as being the largest peace-time catering operation in the world.
"It has been a fantastic opportunity for RES to be a part of that."