Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events has launched a new vegan and gluten free menu at Hampden Park. The enhanced offering, which will be available as part of DDR packages from September, was unveiled at the venue’s 2018 Conference and Events Showcase.
More than 100 delegates flocked to Scotland’s national stadium to celebrate the new banqueting menu portfolio, enjoying tasters as well as tours of the venue’s high-quality conference and events facilities.
The fresh suite of menus will cater to all dietary requirements, including vegan, vegetarian, and those with coeliac disease, with a different themed cuisine available every week. Dishes include a classic chilli con carne which is gluten, dairy, lactose and nut free, through to a lasagne with a twist – made using Quorn mince layered with a soya milk béchamel sauce, roasted courgette and aubergine, topped with vegan cheese.
Head Chef, David Buskie, has also used his own secret recipe to create a ‘Hampden Haggis’ dish, which will be available exclusively at Hampden Park, allowing delegates to sample Scotland’s traditional dish in the sumptuous surrounds of the stadium.
David Buskie, Head Chef for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events at Hampden Park Stadium, said:
“We are lucky enough in Scotland to have access to some of the world’s best produce. At Hampden Park we pride ourselves in using seasonal Scottish produce that’s locally sourced, giving our menus the flavour, freshness and diversity that our customers demand.
The Showcase was the perfect opportunity to offer a peak into kitchen as we prepare to roll out our new Conference & Event Menus in September this year.’’
Craig Younger, General Manager for Sodexo Sports & Leisure at Hampden Park Stadium, said:
“At Hampden we pride ourselves on offering our clients and their guests the highest quality experience, which is why we’re thrilled to be able to unveil our new, inclusive range of menus.
The Showcase event has already proved to be a huge success with more than £150,000 worth of sales leads generated, and will now become an annual feature in our calendar.
Scotland’s national stadium is the perfect place to host an event – not only does it guarantee a memorable venue for delegates, but our range of well-equipped event spaces and dedicated staff ensure a seamless event which is unforgettable for all the right reasons.”