Gather & Gather Ireland Wins RDS Contract
7th July 2022
Gather & Gather Ireland has been awarded the catering and hospitality services contract for the RDS, which includes servicing all public cafés and restaurants as well as the RDS Members’ Club and corporate catering. The win is the result of a highly competitive tendering process to award the catering contract in line with the RDS’s procurement policy. It sees Gather & Gather Ireland bring the innovation and relevance they are known for in a fast-paced, demanding food services sector to a wider audience.
Welcoming the decision, Geraldine Ruane, CEO of the RDS, said, “We are seeing strong demand for our exhibition spaces, sporting facilities and educational projects such as Science Blast. I am delighted to have Gather & Gather as one of our new catering and hospitality partners. They came through an extremely competitive tendering process. It was their food technology, innovations and new business acumen which saw them awarded the contract and we believe our members, guests and visitors will enjoy their culinary services.”
Pauline Cox, MD of Gather & Gather Ireland, said,“We understand that a successful partnership with the RDS means honesty in our approach, demonstrating our commitment to sustainability, creativity, and ambition in how we bring a great experience around food and drinks, with a fundamental aim of taking good care of all people.”
The iconic Dublin Horse Show is returning to the RDS this August for the first time in three years while other new events such as Van Gogh Dublin – An Immersive Journey and Connectopia, a corporate summer party experience, are fuelling an appetite for more catering across the Ballsbridge campus. Gather & Gather’s on-site team is set to service these events with contemporary Irish cuisine, innovative presentation and high-quality service in both public and corporate environments, providing the best quality food using seasonal, locally-sourced produce.
Other recent high profile client wins include The Boathouse Restaurant, Farmleigh, and events catering at Jameson’s Distillery on Bow Street. These are in addition to Airfield Estate where Gather & Gather Ireland has been providing food and beverage services since December 2020.