Rhubarb, the brand and event caterer, is to add Goodwood Estate in West Sussex to its already impressive client list.
The contract, worth around £60m, commences on 16 March 2016 and will see rhubarb take the catering operation at the Estate’s key festival events to another level.
Goodwood attracts over 800 thousand visitors a year; these include Members Meeting, Goodwood Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival and the 19 days of racing that include Qatar Goodwood Festival.
Rhubarb will offer Goodwood an emphasis on quintessentially English dishes using local produce from the Goodwood Farm wherever possible.
Lord March of Goodwood commented: “We chose rhubarb as I felt the passion for what they do, their attention to detail and their people really set them apart from the competition.
“I am excited by the fresh ideas they can bring to our key events and the support they will provide in moving the overall experience forward.”
PB Jacobse, managing director at rhubarb said: “We are incredibly proud to have been chosen by Goodwood and to be a part of the world’s leading sporting Estate. “This win is a real credit to rhubarb and testament to the work we do every day across our portfolio. We look forward to working with the Goodwood team and to bringing a touch of rhubarb magic to this historical estate.’
The Goodwood Estate win further strengthens the rhubarb operation which includes outlets in some of London’s most important visitor attractions and high volume sites including the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street, Royal Albert Hall, Saatchi Gallery, Heathrow T3 and T5, London City Airport and Royal Ascot Racecourse.