Compass Group Ireland, the Aviva Stadium foodservice providers, has received an industry award for its exceptional catering at last year’s Europa League Final which was held in the Aviva Stadium. The Final, which was a sell-out, attracted worldwide television coverage with over 100 countries taking the pictures.
Compass received their “Best Event Caterer” award in the annual Irish Event Industry Awards which were presented in Dublin, on Thursday evening (21 June). There were over 150 entries for the awards which were presented in a number of different categories. The awards celebrate excellence in the Irish events industry.
In handling the catering for the Europa League Final Compass had not alone to design, prepare and deliver menus with a local influence for all of the VIP areas but had also to cater for an additional 45,000 fans throughout the Stadium.
Speaking of the Award, Stadium Director, Mr Martin Murphy, said that both Compass Group Ireland and the Stadium had received great praise from UEFA for what had been a wonderful sporting occasion. This was the first time that a European football final had ever been played in Dublin. He said that the award was well deserved and highlighted the standard of excellence provided by Compass Group Ireland on a daily basis.