Aberdeen Football Club caterers Sodexo has introduced a new casual dining concept for its weekday match hospitality for the 2019-20 football season. The new concept focuses on small plates using local ingredients and is inspired by comfort food recipes. Pre-match menu highlights include breads with smashed avocado, chilli and pomegranate, toasted sub rolls with steak, chips, cheese and chili sauce, chimichurri crispy chicken tenders and mac and cheese with black truffle and parmesan.
The food doesn’t stop when the whistle goes, at half time hospitality guests are treated to a selection of pies from local bakery, Thains, and once the game ends, match goers are presented with a selection of desserts including lemon and lime panna cotta with raspberries and warm ginger sponge with caramelised pineapple.
Debra Lorimer, Sales Manager for Sodexo at Aberdeen Football Club, said: “We are always looking to offer hospitality guests something different when they come to the stadium to watch the team, so we are thrilled to unveil this new offering. Our talented team of chefs have worked hard on designing and creating this menu to give match goers a day to remember off the pitch as well as hopefully on it!”
Scott McGregor, Director for Sodexo at Aberdeen Football Club, said: “The relaxed dining concept has been fantastic for us, the initial feedback has been phenomenal with comments regarding the flexibility as guests are now able to arrive at any time and still get a full selection of freshly cooked dishes. The food on offer has been very well received, with up to seven dishes to choose from at each match, there is plenty of options for everyone.
“We have seen an uplift in seasonal clients dining in the Aberdeen Standard Investment suite due to this new grazing offer. Clients like that they can come and graze from our stations and enjoy the dishes in the comfort of their own box.”
Anna McKenzie, Commercial Manager at Aberdeen Football Club, added: “There has been a growing trend in the hospitality industry within sporting stadia to offer something more dynamic for clients and we wanted to be at the forefront of those changes.
“Working with Sodexo I’m delighted we are now in a position to present a new contemporary dining concept, one which offers a more relaxed hospitality experience, and increased flexibility for our guests for whom time is precious. It also leads the way for the exciting changes we will be looking to make when we make the move to our new home at Cormack Park.”