Award-winning catering and hospitality company GIG and its specialist division, Eat to the Beat, have been busy delivering a host of catering solutions this January and February for the multi-million-pound attraction, Dinosaurs in the Wild. The immersive experience, which is housed in a temporary structure on London’s Greenwich Peninsula, opened on 10th February, following successful runs at the NEC, Birmingham and EventCity, Manchester.
Eat to the Beat provided crew catering for the duration of the build, whilst GIG was called upon to create a bespoke canapés and drinks reception for the press launch on the evening of 13th February. The Eat to the Beat team were onsite from 6th – 28th January serving lunch and dinner for up to 60 people per day, ensuring that crews from event suppliers including: Neptunus, Watkins Event Hire, White Light, Scena and Power Logistics, along with the production team and organisers, were well fuelled throughout the build.
The press launch was attended by a host of high-profile celebrities including: Elizabeth Hurley, Jaime Winstone, Chloe Lewis, Edith Bowman, Jessica Wright, Danielle Lloyd, Chris Packham, Ashley James, Blake Harrison, JB Gill and Chyna Ellis, along with media representatives.
They were treated to a delicious range of canapés in keeping with the dinosaur theme. These included: filo pastry nests with quail egg, crispy pancetta and sundried tomato; buttermilk chicken bites with a chipotle mayonnaise; skewered king prawn, coconut, mango and coriander cress and wild mushroom and truffle arancini with a lemon and smoked paprika aioli, followed by tempting dark chocolate and blood orange mousses and mudslide brownie bites. These were served alongside a selection of high quality wines, Champagnes and premium beers.
Trish McClenaghan, Event Manager of Dinosaurs in the Wild commented: “As always it was a pleasure working with Eat to the Beat and GIG. The Eat to the Beat team were fabulous – all the crew onsite were very appreciative of the lovely food and welcoming service. Thank you so much to the GIG team too for their efforts at the press launch – the food was delicious, and the event went amazingly well. In typical GIG style, they made the load in and out really easy and were exceptionally well organised!”
Dinosaurs in the Wild will run at the Greenwich Peninsula, close to North Greenwich tube station, until 31st July 2018. Visitors to the show – which has been described as “thrilling”, “amazing” and “just a little bit scary” – are whisked by time machine back 67 million years, where they are immersed in unforgettable experiences that make them feel as though they are actually there with prehistoric giants like Tyrannosaurus, Alamosaurus and Triceratops.
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