Following a rigourous selection process involving four other leading caterers, Create was awarded the accolade for the Caterer of the Year. This year’s Event Awards was held at the Eventim Apollo, attended by over 700 industry professionals.
Create hosted the judges’ tasting at the KitchenAid Experience Concept Store. The tasting started with a choice of two bespoke cocktails mixed with Create-made foraged infusions and tailored garnishes. Delectable canapés followed and a seasonal three-course meal was presented alongside a map detailing where all of the locally-sourced ingredients originated from. The table was dressed with fresh produce in celebration of their provenance and, as it was an open kitchen, the judges had a full overview of the whole cooking and plating up process.
Create has been evolving its catering offering with particular focus on innovation, not only through the ingredients used, the cooking processes, presentation and service, but also in the context and the overall experience provided. The dedicated development team is constantly exploring new concepts to push clients’ expectations.
This bespoke approach has successfully secured five additional London venues to the Create portfolio over the past year, the expansion of their wedding planning, which has resulted in a 20% increase in bookings for 2017, and a partnership with Feast It to broaden into gourmet street food.
Create is also expanding into new sectors; most recently the hotel and hospitality sector with the partnership with Apex Hotels and the opening of The Lampery in September 2017.
Barry Vera, MD of Create said, “We are ecstatic to have been awarded the Caterer of the Year. The whole Create team has forged ahead this year and it is exciting to see that all the hard work has culminated into this industry recognition. The upcoming year will continue to bring further new and exciting services and partnerships for Create.”